Home Iftars were pioneered by Affinity in 2006 and due to their immense success they have now come to be organised by many other organisations and individuals in the Muslim community. In these programs, Muslim families host non-Muslims in the cosy atmosphere of their homes for an exquisite dining and socialising experience during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
The Iftars provide a great opportunity for individuals to engage in first-hand cultural exchange that breaks down barriers and consequently sincere dialogue arising from the many commonalities. Feedback since the inception of the concept has proven that such engagement not only facilitates mutual respect and understanding between Muslims and the broader community but also enhances the Muslim community’s sense of belonging and hence its contribution to Australian society.
You can follow the link below for an article published on the Illawarra Mercury’s website about an Affinity Home Iftar: