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Events to mark holy month of Ramadan

The 10th annual “Tent of Abraham” and the seventh annual “Walk of Abraham” in Amherst will be held Thursday, with the walk program beginning at 5:30 p.m. at North Presbyterian Church, 300 North Forest Road. Walkers will progress to Heim Middle School before completing the walk at the Islamic Center, 745 Heim Road, where the “tent” portion of the program will start at 7:30 p.m.

A formal iftar – a breaking of the fast during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan – will take place at sunset, 8:58 p.m.

The Muslim Public Affairs Council of Western New York, a sponsor of the event, will collect donations of non-perishable food and cash for the needy in the area. The event is a partnership of MPAC-WNY, the Islamic Society of Niagara Frontier, the Network of Religious Communities, North Presbyterian Church, Congregation Havurah and Westminster Presbyterian Church.