Knowing Newark: Ramadan Reflections

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Knowing Newark: Ramadan Reflections


Join The Newark Partnership as we welcome Dr. Naveed Baqir and Nawrah Zamir to share insights on the meaning of Ramadan to the Muslim community and how the Newark community celebrates. Participants are also welcome to join us in an “iftar,” the meal which breaks the fast at Sunset (7:40 PM on April 14), during the presentation. Free prepackaged Iftar meals can be picked up from Indian Sizzler restaurant on Main Street in Newark from 4 to 6 PM and the participants can use the meals to join the Muslim Community in breaking of the fast at 7:40 PM. This will be an hour program via zoom webinar, with plenty of opportunity for Q & A. The program will finish with the evening prayer streamed live from Masjid Isa Ibn-e-Maryam at about 7:55 PM.

Naveed Baqir, PhD, is a systems architect, software engineer, and community activist. He is actively involved in the Newark community through his work with Friends of the Christina School District, Peace Drums project, People to People International, Delaware Council on Global and Muslim Affairs and Masjid Isa Ibn-e-Maryam.

Nawrah is a sophomore in Emergency Medical Services at St. Georges Technical High School. She is a part of the high school’s chapter of The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation, the largest provider of financial assistance to families of children with cancer. In the past, she has volunteered and been involved in various interfaith events. In 2019, she was the first Muslim representative from the State of Delaware at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C.

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