Administrator on July 28th, 2012
Fasting is one of the pillars of Islam and every year Muslims fast for a month to detox their bodies and to re-direct their hearts and souls. It is an act of worship which is designed to bring believers closer to Allah and to rediscover and re-direct themselves and teach self-discipline.
Ramadan is also a time of giving, of charity, of sharing, of remembering those in need and reaching out. In the spirit of the month of Ramadan Makkah Masjid cordially invites everyone –people of faiths and no faith- to share a meal with them. This meal, called Iftar, is eaten after sunset and breaks the Muslims’ day long fast.
The purpose of this community dinner is to dine together and celebrate shared common values.
This year’s annual Community Iftar will be held on Sunday 5 August 2012 at Makkah Masjid, 36 Thornville Road Leeds LS6 1JY.
The program shall start at 7:30pm with a short welcome, brief introduction about Ramadan, with an opportunity to ask questions about fasting, and brief talks by representaitves of various faiths.
There will then be a tour of the Mosque and a brief explanation of the stunning calligraphy and art work inside the Mosque.
The Iftar dinner will be served at 8:45pm.
During the day on Sunday 5th August, young volunteers from Makkah Masjid will be distributing hampers to their neighbours, the elderly and refugees.