Members of Ireland's gay community have been invited to take part in a Muslim community meal in Dublin next weekend as Ramadan comes to a conclusion.

Ramadan is the annual month on the Islamic lunar calendar during which Muslims abstain from food, drink and sex between dawn and sunset. Its end is marked by the feast of Eid-ul-Fitr, or feast of fast-breaking, which takes place on Tuesday next, July 5th.

The Irish Muslim Peace & Integration Council will hold its second annual community Iftar in the Al-Mustafa Islamic Centre at Blanchardstown in west Dublin on Saturday next to which members of the LGBT community are invited. Iftar is the evening meal when Muslims end their daily Ramadan fast at sunset.

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