New York: New York Police Department’s (NYPD) Muslim Officers’ Society (MOS) hosted a grand Iftar Dinner at NYPD’s Head office.
The event began with the recitation of a few verses of the Holy Quran. Apart from the Muslim community of different countries, people belonging to other religions also participated in the Iftar Dinner.
The US National Anthem was also presented at the ceremony.
Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Inspector Adeel Rana, President of the Muslim Officers’ Society of the New York Police Department, said that it is a proud day for all the members who have been working hard for many years to build a strong society.
“We have always committed to the mission of building strong ties among the Muslim community,” he said.
On this occasion, Deputy Police Commissioner of NYPD, Edward Caban, while greeting Muslims on Ramadan, said: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who participated in the preparation of this program.”
Imam Tahir, the Muslim Chaplain of the New York Police Department, explained the virtues of fasting and said that it is a worship that is common to other religions in the world.
While addressing the ceremony, other scholars also explained the teachings of the religion.
The participants in the Iftar Dinner said that today we are celebrating the annual Iftar Dinner at the police headquarters, and want to convey that the New York Police Department stands with the Muslim community, and we invite people of all religions here every year. so that they can know about our religion.
Awards were also given to Turkish Consul General and other social figures including Pakistani Consul General Ayesha Ali in New York at the ceremony.
A short documentary on the work done by the Muslim Officers Society for the flood victims of Pakistan was also screened at the event.
Evening pray call (Azan-e-Maghrib) was also offered and the participants were served with delicious Iftar Dinner.
The annual Iftar dinner of the New York Police Muslim Officers Society was attended by members of the Muslim community as well as members of other faiths.