Taking Heart Ramadan Iftars Announced

For immediate release



Asad Zaman

Executive Director

Muslim American Society of Minnesota


Phone: (612) 964-5757



Jerad Morey

Director of Strategic Relationships Minnesota Council of Churches


Phone: (612) 230-3211




Interfaith Community Meals throughout Minnesota during Ramadan, April 2 – May 2


Mosques and Islamic Community Centers throughout the Metro area, Duluth and Rochester are inviting their neighbors for a traditional Ramadan Iftar, or fast-breaking meal.


People of any or no faith tradition are invited to experience one or more of the Ramadan open houses organized as part of the Taking Heart Ramadan Iftars of the Minnesota Council of Churches in partnership with the Muslim American Society and participating mosques in Minnesota.  


Taking Heart has been bringing Muslims and non-Muslims together for food and conversation for 17 years with thousands of Minnesotans having participated.


These events are free and open to the public but registration is required. Information and registration materials can be found on the Minnesota Council of Churches website: www.mnchurches.org



List of upcoming Taking Heart events:


Masjed Abubakr Al-Seddiq

Monday, April 4, 7:00 pm, 17 N Broadway St, Rochester


Islamic Center of Twin Ports

Saturday, April 9, 7:30 pm, 145 West Winona Street Duluth, MN 55803


Brooklyn Park Islamic Center

Monday, April 11, 7:00 pm, 2100 93rd Way North Brooklyn Park, MN 55444


Northwest Islamic Community Center

Wednesday, April 13, 7:00 pm, 3300 Plymouth Boulevard, Plymouth, MN 55447


Dar Al-Farooq Center

Thursday, April 14, 7:00 pm, 8201 Park Avenue, Bloomington, MN  55420


Masjid Hamzah/ Al-Mahmood Foundation

Friday, April 15, 7:30 pm, 5995 Timber Trail SE, Prior Lake MN 55372


Masjid Al-Iman

Saturday, April 16, 7:00 pm, 1429 2nd Street NE, Minneapolis, MN  55413


Masjid At-taqwa

Monday, April 18, 7:00 pm, 1608 Como Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108


Al-Salam Mosque

Tuesday, April 19, 7:00 pm, 1460 Skillman Ave E, Maplewood, MN 55109


Maple Grove Masjid

Tuesday, April 19, 7:00 pm, 10186 Lancaster Ln N, Maple Grove, MN 55369


Eastern Twin Cities Islamic Center

Wednesday, April 20, 6:30 pm; 12585 Hudson Road South, Afton, MN 55001


South Metro Islamic Center

Wednesday, April 20, 7:00 pm, 15400 South Robert Trail, Rosemount, MN 55068


Blaine Masjid

Thursday, April 21, 7:00 pm, 12175 Aberdeen Street Northeast, Blaine, MN 55449


Darul Uloom Islamic Center

Thursday, April 21, 7:00 pm; 977 5th St E, St Paul, MN 55106


Abubakar As-Sadique

Saturday, April 23, 7:00 pm, 2824 13th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407


Imam Hussain Islamic Center

Saturday, April 23, 7:30 pm, 6120 Brooklyn Boulevard, Brooklyn Center, MN 55429


MCC / Masjid Ar-Rahman

Monday, April 25, 7:00 pm 8910 Old Cedar Avenue, Bloomington, MN 55425


With more being added!



About Minnesota Council of Churches

Representing 28 member judicatories and about 1,000,000 Christians, the Minnesota Council of Churches’ mission is to manifest unity in the church and to build the common good in the world. The Minnesota Council of Churches programs include welcoming refugees, racial justice, civic engagement and fostering ecumenical relationships. For more information, visit www.mnchurches.org