Ahmadiyya Muslim Community announces Big Iftar in Birmingham near end of Ramadan

Family-friendly free event is part of national initiative aiming to strengthen community relations during holy month

Families of all faiths and backgrounds are invited to share a free evening meal in Birmingham as part of Ramadan 2019.

The Birmingham North branch of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community UK is inviting residents to the Big Iftar on Thursday, May 30, 2019.

It will take place at Daral Barakat Mosque (House of Blessings), 85 Tilton Road, Small Heath, Birmingham, B9 4PP.

Iftar is the name of the meal eaten at the end of each day during Ramadan , the month of fasting on the Islamic calendar .

The event is part of the Big Iftar, a national initiative “promoting neighbourliness and the strengthening of community relations.”

It is being organised by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community UK, which has been established in Britain for more than a century.

Saba Malik, of the Birmingham North branch, said: “We are a peace-loving community and aim to break down barriers, develop community cohesion and celebrate diversity which is a core Islamic belief.

“So on Thursday the 30th of May, we are inviting friends and neighbours to break the fast with us at the Daral Barakat Mosque.

“The worldwide head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, His Holiness Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, has stressed that Ramadan serves as a timely reminder that the true calling of Islam is to live at peace with God, with oneself and with one another.”

The program starts at 8.15pm and includes short presentations, Q&A sessions, mosque tours, exhibitions and networking.

After the evening prayer the event concludes with dinner at 9.30pm. Families are welcome, the organisers said.

To register interest for this free event, email AMA.communityfaith@gmail.com or text outreach coordinator Dr Adeel Bajwa on 07886302125.