Ramadan "Fast-A-Thon" Dinner 2005


        The Muslim Students' Association organized a Fast-A-Thon dinner free of

charge on October 31st at the Bryant Conference Center for the UA students,

faculty and staff. The goal was to raise awareness about the month of Ramadan,

when Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset, and about the millions of people who

are suffering from hunger in the world.

        A special emphasis was put on efforts and ideas to relieve hunger in West

Alabama. For this purpose, and at the said event, the MSA awarded two $250

scholarships to two UA students from among those who submitted essays

about practical ideas on how to lessen the hardship of the poor and hungry in

West Alabama. During the event, canned and monetary donations where

collected and given to the West Alabama Food Bank.

        The event was very successful and all of our goals were reached, i.e.

promoting friendship among the UA community from all different cultural

backgrounds, supporting the less fortunate in Tuscaloosa and West Alabama,

and creating a better understanding of Muslims' religious practices.                                                                                           

                       Event Flyer                                  Event Program

                      Winning Essays:                         Event Pictures

                  Faiza Sari

                               Malini Natarajarathinam

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