Zainabiya Islamic Centre Iftar

Zainabiya Islamic Centre in Milton Keynes invites you, your friends and neighbours to join them with sharing the meal of Iftar on Saturday the 27th of July at 8PM.

The Address of the mosque is:   Peverel Drive, Granby, Milton Keynes MK1 1NW

 

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Noor Ul Islam Mosque Iftar

Noor Ul Islam Mosque in Bury invites you, your friends and neighbours to join them with sharing the meal of Iftar on Thursday the 25th of July at 8.30PM.

The Address of the mosque is:   2-4 Yarwood Street, Bury, BL9 7A

 

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Nottingham’s Karimia Institute Iftar

Nottingham’s Karimia Institute invites you, your friends and neighbours to join them with sharing the meal of Iftar on Wednesday the 24th of July at 8.30PM in Nottingham.

The Address of the mosque is:   512 Berridge Road West, Bobbersmill, NG7 5JU

 

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Old Kent Road Mosque Iftar Event

Old Kent Road Mosque invites you, your friends and neighbours to join them with sharing the meal of Iftar on Wednesday the 24th of July at 8PM.

 

The Address of the mosque is:   365 Old Kent Road, London SE15 5JH

 

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Flash Mob Iftars

Food is something that always brings people together, while fasting from dawn to dusk, Muslims experience what it is like to be hungry, and we encourage our Muslim friends to hold flash mob iftars. This is a meeting of people at a certain location at a certain time where platters of food are brought and shared with anyone and everyone who is passing by, this is a great opportunity to meet new people and create bonds of friendship over the one of the best bonders; food.

If you do plan on hosting a flash mob iftar, please do consider the location and the local neighbours while hosting one of these flash mob iftars. Ask local residents before hand and notify them of possible disturbance, contact local council to let them know of the event. Furthermore, you have to consider health and safety guidelines, choose locations with a large standing/ sitting area.

Please notify us of any flash mob iftars, we will promote them on our social media networks.

What is Ramadan?

Introduction

During Ramadan, Muslims pay special attention to their charity giving and helping others.  More effort is made to renew intentions to give more time and money throughout the coming year than in the previous year. Working with the vulnerable and needy is a core part of the Islamic faith and in Ramadan this emphasis is even greater. Living in Britain, Muslims are encouraged to reach out, to build bridges and to work with colleagues and neighbours around them who are not Muslim, to share their faith and build on their shared values. The ‘Iftar‘ meal is a special time of day, as this is when Muslims open their fast and give thanks for the food they are eating.

About the projects
We are encouraging communities to come together during the month of Ramadan and take part in two main activities:

• A Taste of Faith
Encouraging mosques and community centres to open their doors and welcome in guests from their local communities to come and share Iftar with them.

Muslims fast for 30 consecutive days during Ramadan, from dawn until sunset.  Iftar is the special meal prepared daily at the end of the day when the fast finishes.

The event can include talks and tours of the mosque or can just simply be an invitation to theIftar meal at sunset.

• A Time to Give
Encouraging community groups, Muslim schools, youth groups, family groups, mosques and anyone who feels they want to take part.

We advise working with an existing charity that is already working with the homeless and vulnerable in the local area and this may include homeless shelters, soup kitchens and women’s refuges. In collaboration with local partners, people are encouraged to collect food and toiletries that can be packed in hampers and distributed in the most effective and relevant ways. We especially encourage getting children and young people involved in packing and distributing the goods.

About Ramadan
Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, spoke often about the benefits and Blessings that are present during Ramadan and it is often mentioned that as an already very generous person, he was even more generous during Ramadan.

“The best charity is that given in Ramadan”

“A man is not a true believer who fills his stomach when he neighbour is hungry” – and of course here the word ‘neighbour’ refers to all people, not just Muslims.

For more information about Ramadan specifically see the BBC weblink and for more information on Islam and Muslims in click here.