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Rania Elbanna, right, helps Karen Dailey with her scarf Sunday, March 24, 2024, during an interfaith dinner for the Ramadan iftar at the Islamic Community Center of Redlands. (Photo by Milka Soko, Contributing Photographer)
Rania Elbanna, right, helps Karen Dailey with her scarf Sunday, March 24, 2024, during an interfaith dinner for the Ramadan iftar at the Islamic Community Center of Redlands. (Photo by Milka Soko, Contributing Photographer)
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Community members and local leaders gathered Sunday evening, March 24, for an interfaith dinner at the .

The is a meal that breaks the fast, traditionally around sunset, during the holy month of Ramadan that serves as a time for communal prayer and reflection in the Muslim faith.

  • Rania Elbanna and Maliha Ahmad take a selfie Sunday, March...

    Rania Elbanna and Maliha Ahmad take a selfie Sunday, March 24, 2024, during an interfaith dinner for the Ramadan iftar at the Islamic Community Center of Redlands. (Photo by Milka Soko, Contributing Photographer)

  • Guests arrive Sunday, March 24, 2024, at an interfaith dinner...

    Guests arrive Sunday, March 24, 2024, at an interfaith dinner for the Ramadan iftar at the Islamic Community Center of Redlands. (Photo by Milka Soko, Contributing Photographer)

  • A table is set up Sunday, March 24, 2024, for...

    A table is set up Sunday, March 24, 2024, for an interfaith dinner for the Ramadan iftar at the Islamic Community Center of Redlands. (Photo by Milka Soko, Contributing Photographer)

  • An interfaith dinner for the Ramadan iftar takes place Sunday,...

    An interfaith dinner for the Ramadan iftar takes place Sunday, March 24, 2024, at the Islamic Community Center of Redlands. (Photo by Milka Soko, Contributing Photographer)

  • Dr. Muhammad Baig speaks Sunday, March 24, 2024, during an...

    Dr. Muhammad Baig speaks Sunday, March 24, 2024, during an interfaith dinner for the Ramadan iftar at the Islamic Community Center of Redlands. (Photo by Milka Soko, Contributing Photographer)

  • Amara Kazi, 3; Camilla Sefiane Coady, 9; and Benny Shwaish,...

    Amara Kazi, 3; Camilla Sefiane Coady, 9; and Benny Shwaish, 4; interact at a table during a Sunday, March 24, 2024, interfaith dinner for the Ramadan iftar at the Islamic Community Center of Redlands. (Photo by Milka Soko, Contributing Photographer)

  • Saira Kaza, 6, and her mother Sofia listen Sunday, March...

    Saira Kaza, 6, and her mother Sofia listen Sunday, March 24, 2024, to a speaker at an interfaith dinner for the Ramadan iftar at the Islamic Community Center of Redlands. (Photo by Milka Soko, Contributing Photographer)

  • Heba Taha, Maliha Ahmad and Dr. Samah Omar chat Sunday,...

    Heba Taha, Maliha Ahmad and Dr. Samah Omar chat Sunday, March 24, 2024, during an interfaith dinner for the Ramadan iftar at the Islamic Community Center of Redlands. (Photo by Milka Soko, Contributing Photographer)

  • Abderranim Belbayan leads the prayer during a Sunday, March 24,...

    Abderranim Belbayan leads the prayer during a Sunday, March 24, 2024, interfaith dinner for the Ramadan iftar at the Islamic Community Center of Redlands. (Photo by Milka Soko, Contributing Photographer)

  • Lia McNaughton 4, is seen Sunday, March 24, 2024, during...

    Lia McNaughton 4, is seen Sunday, March 24, 2024, during an interfaith dinner for the Ramadan iftar at the Islamic Community Center of Redlands. (Photo by Milka Soko, Contributing Photographer)

  • Abderranim Belbayan leads the prayer during a Sunday, March 24,...

    Abderranim Belbayan leads the prayer during a Sunday, March 24, 2024, interfaith dinner for the Ramadan iftar at the Islamic Community Center of Redlands. (Photo by Milka Soko, Contributing Photographer)

  • Ak Zadeh prays Sunday, March 24, 2024, during an interfaith...

    Ak Zadeh prays Sunday, March 24, 2024, during an interfaith dinner for the Ramadan iftar at the Islamic Community Center of Redlands. (Photo by Milka Soko, Contributing Photographer)

  • Guests serve themselves Sunday, March 24, 2024, during an interfaith...

    Guests serve themselves Sunday, March 24, 2024, during an interfaith dinner for the Ramadan iftar at the Islamic Community Center of Redlands. (Photo by Milka Soko, Contributing Photographer)

  • Shaheen Zakaria, a Redlands Human Relations Commission member, speaks Sunday,...

    Shaheen Zakaria, a Redlands Human Relations Commission member, speaks Sunday, March 24, 2024, during an interfaith dinner for the Ramadan iftar at the Islamic Community Center of Redlands. (Photo by Milka Soko, Contributing Photographer)

  • Kawa Shwaish speaks during a Sunday, March 24, 2024, interfaith...

    Kawa Shwaish speaks during a Sunday, March 24, 2024, interfaith dinner for the Ramadan iftar at the Islamic Community Center of Redlands. (Photo by Milka Soko, Contributing Photographer)

  • Artist Mona Kadah and Assemlymember Eloise Gomez Reyes, D-San Bernardino,...

    Artist Mona Kadah and Assemlymember Eloise Gomez Reyes, D-San Bernardino, pose Sunday, March 24, 2024, for a photo during an interfaith dinner for the Ramadan iftar at the Islamic Community Center of Redlands. (Photo by Milka Soko, Contributing Photographer)

  • Artist Mona Kadah speaks Sunday, March 24, 2024, during an...

    Artist Mona Kadah speaks Sunday, March 24, 2024, during an interfaith dinner for the Ramadan iftar at the Islamic Community Center of Redlands. (Photo by Milka Soko, Contributing Photographer)

  • University of Redlands President Krista Newkirk Sunday, March 24, 2024,...

    University of Redlands President Krista Newkirk Sunday, March 24, 2024, at an interfaith dinner for the Ramadan iftar at the Islamic Community Center of Redlands. (Photo by Milka Soko, Contributing Photographer)

  • Dr. Khaled Bahjri speaks during a Sunday, March 24, 2024,...

    Dr. Khaled Bahjri speaks during a Sunday, March 24, 2024, interfaith dinner for the Ramadan iftar at the Islamic Community Center of Redlands. (Photo by Milka Soko, Contributing Photographer)

  • Rabbi Hillel Cohn addresses guests Sunday, March 24, 2024, during...

    Rabbi Hillel Cohn addresses guests Sunday, March 24, 2024, during an interfaith dinner for the Ramadan iftar at the Islamic Community Center of Redlands. (Photo by Milka Soko, Contributing Photographer)

  • Afternoon clouds can be seen Sunday, March 24, 2024, from...

    Afternoon clouds can be seen Sunday, March 24, 2024, from the Islamic Community Center of Redlands during an interfaith dinner. (Photo by Milka Soko, Contributing Photographer)

  • A congregant of the Islamic Community Center of Redlands distributes...

    A congregant of the Islamic Community Center of Redlands distributes dates Sunday, March 24, 2024, during an interfaith dinner for the Ramadan iftar. (Photo by Milka Soko, Contributing Photographer)

  • Rania Elbanna, right, helps Karen Dailey with her scarf Sunday,...

    Rania Elbanna, right, helps Karen Dailey with her scarf Sunday, March 24, 2024, during an interfaith dinner for the Ramadan iftar at the Islamic Community Center of Redlands. (Photo by Milka Soko, Contributing Photographer)

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The event was designed to bring community members together for prayer and a meal of traditional Middle Eastern food, according to , a member of the Redlands Area Interfaith Council.

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