İBB Faith Desk brought together representatives of non-governmental organizations serving in the cultural and religious fields, publishers and devout opinion leaders at the iftar invitation. Speaking at the fast-breaking dinner, İmamoğlu said, “As a society, we need to meet at the same table, not to separate. Today, one of the issues that we need most as a nation and unfortunately lost, is this culture and understanding of consultation, discussion, consultation, thinking together, and producing a common mind. We can never entrust the welfare, peace, future and administration of the society to a single mind, a single word.”
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) Faith Desk; It brought together the representatives of non-governmental organizations serving in the cultural and religious fields, publishers and religious opinion leaders at the iftar table. Iftar held at Haliç Congress Center Galata Hall, İBB President Ekrem İmamoğlutook place with the participation of Making a speech after the fast-breaking fast, İmamoğlu reminded that we have been going through difficult economic times as a country in recent days. Saying, "We see and know that we have many citizens who have difficulties even in accessing food," İmamoğlu said, "Solidarity and cooperation are much more important. kazanNowadays, we need the values taught by the holy month of Ramadan much more. Sharing, unity and solidarity, compassion and tolerance will be our guide. We can only get through these difficult days by preventing waste, by protecting the rights of our citizens, and by supporting each other.”
QUOTED FROM SURRA SURA
Emphasizing that as a society we need to meet at the same table, not to separate, İmamoğlu said:
“Our beautiful Qur'an shows that Islam; it shows the highest compatibility with democracy, discussion and consultation culture, common mind. The Surah Shura, in which the phrase 'their affairs are with shura', is a valuable trace and indicator that shows the importance of this subject in the Qur'an so much that the sura can be named. Today, one of the issues that we need the most as a nation, perhaps the world, and humanity, and that we have unfortunately lost, is this culture and understanding of consultation, discussion, consultation, thinking together, and producing a common mind. We can never entrust the welfare, peace, future and management of the society to a single mind, a single word. This is also our belief. We should not be polarized, we should unite and work together in harmony for a better future. I would like to express that I believe that we will reach very good days in the very near future, when we will get out of this difficult economic process and reach prosperity, peace and happiness again, and when we will be in strong unity and solidarity again. May Allah grant us all goodness. May Allah grant us to be one of those who stay away from haram and close to truth and justice. May we all live in peace together.”
POLAT: “İSTANBUL EMBRACES ALL RELIGIONS WITH THE SAME RESPECT”
Mahir Polat, Deputy Secretary General of IMM, also said in his speech, “Our world is going through very difficult conditions. Humanity is going through very difficult times. More than ever, we need shelter in the unifying and healing climate of the month of Ramadan in these difficult times, where we are being tested by poverty, hunger, people's enmity towards each other, and we have suffered all kinds of wounds in the name of humanity. Emphasizing that Istanbul is a city that embraces all monotheistic religions with the same respect, Polat said, “The historical districts of this city, its squares that bring together all segments of society, its peaceful places of worship, the cultural riches of Istanbul that have been filtered through the centuries, and the spiritual atmosphere of Ramadan from iftar to sahur. more beautiful, more festive, more joyful these days. It is really a great privilege for us Istanbulites to breathe in this city surrounded by such a heritage.”
After the prayers and speeches, Zihni Göktay, the doyen of Turkish theater, gave a stage performance about the old Ramadans.