#Muslims4Lent

B-IysqkCcAAnR9EThe Independent newspaper has a story on Muslims celebrating Lent in solidarity with Christians:

Muslim American entrepreneur Bassel Riche, 28, told The Independent  that he was inspired to start the campaign after non-Muslim students joined in with the Muslim Students Association’s Ramadan Fast-a-Thon at his former college, The University of Houston.

“We would all gather in a big hall and break our fast together at a hosted dinner and partake in interfaith dialogue,” he said, explaining that he had observed lent around for four years, and wanted to encourage fellow Muslims to join him this year.

“The goal is to thank the many Christians that have always shown love and respect towards Islam by showing them we in turn have the utmost respect for their beliefs,” Riche said.

The article, with lots more pictures, is here.

(Via Episcopal Cafe)

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