After a sip of water and a bite of a medjool date, Maz Khan, 17, recites the adhan, the Islamic call to prayer. The men, women, and children at Quba Mosque on Haight Avenue attending the nightly iftar — a meal breaking the daily fast — resume eating. Khan, a senior at Alameda High School, and Alameda Muslims join an estimated 1.5 billion people observing Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar when Muslims believe the Holy Quran was revealed to Prophet Muhammad. Ramadan began May 16.

See Fordson: Faith, Fasting, Football free as part of panel on acceptance

A free event featuring a screening of the award-winning film Fordson: Faith, Fasting, Football, has been scheduled for Monday, April 11, at Kofman Auditorium. The forum titled “Muslim Students in America” is hosted by the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) and the city’s Social Service Human Relations Board (SSHRB). Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and the program will begin at 7 p.m.