The St Albans Big Iftar is Back ON!
After a 2 year hiatus, The St Albans Big Iftar, is back on 23 April 202.
Join us for this unique community event produced in collaboration with 15 of the community groups and organsitaions in St Albans: Hawa Herts, Sopwell Community Trust
Al Bayyinah School, The Jammia Mosque, London Colney Islamic Centre, Islamic Centre Hatfield road, 20th St Albans Ansar Scouts, London Colney Mosque, Chiswell Green Community Trust,
Batchwood Community Trust, St Albans Friends Society, Rainbow Trust, The Mauritian Muslim Welfare Association and he St Albans Moroccan Community Association and The Adda Club.
The Big Iftar starts at 6pm with fun for all the family including Hena stalls, activities for kids, Artisan Stalls and Food stalls. The Khayaal Theatre Company will also be there retelling some amazing stories from the Quran.
The St Albans Big Iftar is possible with Grant funding from St Albans City & District Council and sponsored by Pri Pri Original Hatfield Road, Room for Desert and Kimaya Noodle & Sushi Bar.
What is Ramadan & Iftar? Ramadan is a month in the Islamic calendar when Muslims fast from dawn to sunset for thirty days and runs from 2 April – 1 May 2022. It is a month of spiritual reflection, personal development, charity, and community. Ramadan gives us the perfect opportunity to reach out to our neighbours and strengthen friendships.
Iftar is a special daily meal at the end of each day when fasting finishes. Every community & culture has its own special traditions during Ramadan, and we want to make the St Albans Iftar a new tradition for the entire community.
The St Albans Iftar will be an open event for the whole community to attend and to share in the breaking of the fast. The evening will include something for everyone, including mendhi, calligraphy workshops, and activities for children.
This will be followed by the call to pray, which signals the end of the day, the fast and the commencing of the Iftar. There will be food available and can be pre-booked at http://bigiftar2022.eventbrite.co.uk/ there is a small fee this year, but the £2 will be donated to a local foodbank to who are helping those in need.