We are immensely grateful to Imam Jamal Rahman for gracing the Silver Sage Foundation with his illuminating speech. His profound insights into the spiritual essence of Islam left a lasting impact on all attendees. Through his discourse, Imam Jamal skillfully conveyed the spiritual fragrance that permeates the teachings of Islam, enriching our understanding and fostering deeper connections with the divine.

During his speech, Imam Jamal captivated the audience with poignant examples from Mulla’s writings, drawing parallels that elucidated the essence of Islam’s spiritual teachings. His storytelling painted vivid pictures of wisdom and insight, offering valuable perspectives for contemplation and reflection. Through his words, Imam Jamal not only educated but also inspired all those present to embark on their own spiritual journeys, guided by the timeless principles of Islam.

Imam Jamal’s presence and wisdom have undoubtedly enriched our community, fostering a deeper appreciation for the spiritual dimensions of Islam. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to him for his enlightening speech.

What an incredible evening at the Silver Sage Foundation’s Iftar program hosted at the Methodist Church in Boulder City!  It was heartwarming to see our community come together to break fast and share in the spirit of Ramadan. The atmosphere was filled with warmth, compassion, and unity to celebrate this special occasion.

Thank you to everyone who joined us for a memorable evening of unity and fellowship at the United Methodist Church on April 7, 2024. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Pastor Kimber and Jane Sharp for graciously hosting this special event, in collaboration with the Silver Sage Foundation.

From the moment the doors opened at 6:00 pm, guests were met with warmth and hospitality. The air was filled with background music, setting a serene atmosphere as attendees registered and found their seats. Our MC, Seniha, welcomed everyone with heartfelt words, marking the beginning of our Annual Ramadan Interfaith Iftar Dinner.

The program unfolds with grace and inclusivity as Francyl Gawryn takes the stage to deliver an inspiring welcome speech. Joined by esteemed guests such as Marvin Gawryn, Executive Director of the Interfaith Council of Southern Nevada, and Gard James, Director of the Nevada Interfaith Council, the atmosphere is rich with wisdom and camaraderie. Their uplifting words and reflections on the significance of Ramadan resonate deeply with the audience.

The evening continued with music by Francyl and a heartwarming presentation on Ramadan by Mukaddes. Guests were encouraged to engage, ask questions, and deepen their understanding of this sacred tradition. Closing remarks and prayers offered by community and church members brought the evening to a poignant conclusion, fostering a sense of gratitude and spiritual reflection.

As we bid farewell, Mrs.Gloria  Borad of the Cahir United methodist church and guests expressed heartfelt appreciation to all attendees. This lovely Ramadan dinner at the United Methodist Church embodied the spirit of unity, compassion, and interfaith harmony, leaving a lasting impression on all who attended.

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We’re thrilled to share a heartwarming moment of unity and inclusivity! Volunteers from the Silver Sage Foundation Reno teamed up with the Methodist Church to organize a beautiful Ramadan Iftar Dinner program. This event, dedicated to breaking fast, brought together people from various backgrounds to share in fasting, prayer, and reflection.

Huge thanks to the Methodist Church for their warm hospitality and collaboration in hosting this event. We’re also immensely grateful to the Interfaith Council Members, Northern Nevada Muslim community board members, and the dedicated volunteers from the Silver Sage Foundation for their active participation and support.

Let’s continue to foster connections and understanding within our community! #Unity #Inclusivity #RamadanSpirit

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Last night’s youth iftar dinner, graciously hosted by the Silver Sage Foundation, was an unforgettable testament to the power of unity and cultural harmony. It was an honor to share the evening with members of UNLV MSA, YM Sisters, and YM Brothers, as we came together in the spirit of Ramadan. The atmosphere was electric with camaraderie, laughter, and shared spiritual devotion, making it a night to cherish and remember.

As we gathered around the table, breaking fast and sharing stories, we felt a profound sense of connection that transcended any differences. Our hearts swelled with gratitude as we dined together, filling our bellies with delicious food and our souls with the warmth of friendship. It was a beautiful reminder of the diversity within our community and the strength that comes from coming together in fellowship.

As we bid farewell to the evening, our spirits were lifted, and our resolve strengthened to continue nurturing these bonds beyond Ramadan. Let’s carry the spirit of unity and compassion in our hearts throughout the year, striving to build bridges and cultivate understanding in our communities.

#YouthIftar #SilverSageFoundation #SSF #Ramadan2024 #ramadanblessings #RamadanKareem

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What an extraordinary evening of unity and understanding! On the auspicious 27th night of Ramadan, known as Laylat Al-Qadr, or the Power of Night, we had the privilege of co-hosting a beautiful interfaith iftar dinner alongside the Las Vegas Metro Police Department and ARY Foundation. Over 300 individuals from diverse faiths and backgrounds came together to break fast and share in the essence of Ramadan.

This Power of Night iftar was more than just a meal; it was a convergence of hearts and minds. Graciously hosted by the LVMPD, the dedicated volunteers of Silver Sage Foundation worked tirelessly to create an inviting space and prepare a feast befitting the occasion. From heartfelt conversations to shared laughter over delectable food, the evening was truly remarkable.

The event commenced with a warm welcome from Dave Sims, Captain of the Office of Community Engagement (OCE), expressing gratitude to all attendees and acknowledging the invaluable contribution of Silver Sage Foundation. Mujahid Ramadan, President of the LVMPD Multicultural Committee, illuminated the significance of Laylat Al-Qadr, enriching our comprehension of this sacred night. Mr. Galvyn, Executive Director of the Interfaith Council of Southern Nevada, Mr. Rokai Yusufzai, founder of ARY Foundation, Dr. Asim Cengiz, Outreach Director of Silver Sage Foundation, and Mr. Bekir Erdag, Executive Director of Silver Sage Foundation, extended a warm welcome to all participants. We extend our gratitude to Kevin McMahill, Sheriff of LVMPD, for hosting us at the Police Headquarters. At the start of the program, Mr. Erdag presented a gift to Sheriff McMahill and Captain Sims: a portrait with their names calligraphed.

Following a brief video about Ramadan, as the sun set, attendees gathered to experience the beautiful call to prayer, signaling the breaking of the fast. With hearts brimming with gratitude, we sat down together to savor a delightful dinner. After the maghrib prayer that was led by Imam Wahed from Mesjid Ibraheem, participants continued to engage in conversation and share their thoughts.

We firmly believe that events like these are crucial for fostering mutual respect, understanding, and appreciation among individuals from all walks of life. Our hope is that the connections forged and dialogues initiated during this event will continue to resonate, fostering a more inclusive and unified community. A heartfelt thank you to everyone who joined us, and to the volunteers whose unwavering dedication made this evening possible.

Special thanks to the SSF volunteers and Istanbul Mediterranean Restaurant for the exquisite cuisine. Together, we are constructing bridges of understanding and goodwill that transcend boundaries. Ramadan Kareem!
#UnityInDiversity #Dialogue #InterfaithIftar #IntrafaithIftar #community #ramadanblessings #RamadanKareem #RamadanMubarak

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We are incredibly honored to have hosted our 2nd Annual Women Potluck Iftar Dinner, a gathering that brought together Muslim women from diverse backgrounds to share in the joy of Ramadan. It was a beautiful testament to the power of unity and sisterhood within our community. A special shoutout goes to our dedicated volunteer, Mrs. Hulya, whose tireless efforts made this event possible. From coordinating the program to ensuring every detail was perfect, her commitment truly shines through.

As the night progressed, each guest was treated to a thoughtfully curated goodie bag, reminiscent of the cherished traditions of the Ottoman era, symbolizing our appreciation for their presence and contributions. The aroma of delicious treats filled the air, a testament to the culinary talents of our attendees, whose dishes added a delightful flavor to our gathering.

A heartfelt thank you extends to all the participants for their delectable treats and contributions, enriching our evening with their culinary delights and warm spirits. And to our beloved YM sisters, your unwavering support and dedication are deeply cherished. Together, we created unforgettable memories, celebrating unity, sisterhood, and the true essence of Ramadan. 

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On March 28, 2024, the Silver Sage Foundation in Reno, partnered with the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, to organize a remarkable Ramadan Iftar program! This event celebrated Ramadan, a sacred time of fasting, prayer, and reflection for Muslims worldwide.

The Iftar dinner brought together diverse community members, fostering connections and understanding. Ramadan holds profound spiritual significance, promoting introspection, devotion, and charitable acts. By hosting the Iftar program, the Silver Sage Foundation and the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office honored this tradition and provided a platform for communal celebration and fellowship.

The Iftar dinner was a beautiful moment for community members to gather, symbolizing unity and solidarity. It was a joyous occasion as individuals from diverse backgrounds shared in the spirit of generosity and hospitality.

A huge shoutout to the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office for their generous hospitality and unwavering support in hosting the Ramadan Iftar program. Special thanks to the President of the Reno Police Department, members of the Sheriff’s Office, Northern Nevada Muslim community board members, and volunteers from the Silver Sage Foundation. Their presence and active involvement were instrumental in making this event a resounding success, showcasing the power of collaboration in building inclusive communities.

What an enchanting evening! We’re bursting with joy as we reminisce about our Annual Muslim Community Ramadan Iftar Dinner!

We came together for an unforgettable gathering, breaking fast and sharing in Ramadan’s blessings. Hosted at Silver Sage Foundation, we savored a delightful meal, sparked engaging conversations, and forged heartwarming connections.

Our special guests shared stories that moved us, including an inspiring keynote by Imam Tarik on the Wisdom of Ramadan. Plus, we added some fun with a Blooket game filled with Ramadan trivia, and the winner walked away with an English Quran!

Huge thanks to everyone who joined us, and heartfelt appreciation to our volunteers for making the ambiance cozy and the food scrumptious!

May the spirit of Ramadan continue to lead us to understanding and peace. Keep an eye out for more opportunities to connect with our community. Ramadan Mubarak!

Tonight marked a historic moment as the Silver Sage Foundation and the Interfaith Council of Southern Nevada came together to host our very first Annual Iftar Dinner. With hearts full of hope and unity, we embarked on this journey to foster understanding, camaraderie, and a sense of togetherness within our diverse community.

The evening was graced by the presence of esteemed guests, including representatives from various government agencies such as Dave Sims, Captain of the Office of Community Engagement, Dan Stewart, Henderson Councilman, Carrie Cox, Henderson Councilwoman, Mujahid Ramadan, President of the LVMPD Multicultural Committee, and many more. Their presence underscored the importance of inclusivity and collaboration in building a stronger, more cohesive society.

Kicking off the program, Dr. Cengiz, Outreach Director of the Silver Sage Foundation, and Mr. Galvyn, Executive Director of the Interfaith Council of Southern Nevada, extended a warm welcome to all attendees, setting the tone for an evening of fellowship and enlightenment.

The highlight of the night came with the inspiring keynote speeches delivered by Allyson and Martin, which resonated deeply with everyone present, reaffirming the values of compassion, understanding, and unity that lie at the core of our shared humanity.

As the aroma of delectable dishes filled the air, participants gathered around tables to enjoy a sumptuous meal, sharing not only food but also stories, laughter, and cherished moments of connection. It was a true feast for the senses and the soul.

In the spirit of reflection and gratitude, attendees took the opportunity to share their thoughts and experiences, further deepening the bonds of friendship and solidarity that were forged throughout the evening.

A heartfelt thank you goes out to all the dedicated volunteers whose tireless efforts made this event possible. From preparing mouthwatering meals to ensuring every detail was perfect.

To all who joined us tonight, your presence illuminated our gathering and enriched the experience for us all. As we look ahead, we are filled with anticipation for future events where we can continue to come together, learn from one another, and celebrate the rich tapestry of diversity that makes our community so vibrant.

Until we meet again next year, let us carry the spirit of unity and compassion in our hearts. Thank you for being a part of this remarkable journey. We can’t wait to see you again soon!  Ramadan Mubarak!

 #RamadanMubarak #RamadanKareem #Interfaith 

Gratitude fills our hearts as we extend our deepest appreciation to our dear friends at Epiphany Episcopal Church for graciously opening their doors to host our Iftar Dinner.

Together, our dedicated volunteers meticulously prepared a feast, while the warm embrace of Epiphany Episcopal Church provided the perfect setting for us to gather and break our fasts. The evening was adorned with delightful meals and enriching conversations, fostering connections that transcend faith boundaries.

In a beautiful display of unity, one of our volunteers called the azan, marking the commencement of breaking fast to share the meal and igniting meaningful discussions among participants. We express our sincere gratitude to our devoted volunteers whose culinary skills made the evening truly special.

As we embrace the spirit of Ramadan, we extend heartfelt wishes to you and your loved ones. May this blessed month be filled with abundant joy and blessings!

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