As the holy month of Ramadan progresses, a christian expat in Fujairah has brought the fact to the fore that interfaith dialogue and peaceful coexistence are the cornerstone of society in the UAE.
The Christian expat, who also spearheaded the opening of a mosque in the emirate of Fujairah, has initiated a noble venture as he hosts daily iftars for scores of faithful Muslims this Ramadan.
The expat, Saji Cherian, is a businessman of Indian Origin and was acknowledged as an envoy of peace and interfaith dialogue when he opened the mosque in Fujairah, which was eventually conferred to Muslim workers.
The mosque, dubbed “Mariam”, Um Eissa, was built at a whopping cost of Dh 1.3 million and is located at the East Ville Real Estate complex of Al Hayl Industrial Estate. Saji is now hosting daily iftars for about 800 people. The beneficiaries include workers and senior employees who are employed at the companies in the convention centre.