Canterbury Mosque are inviting residents to join their end of year Ramadan celebration ‘Iftar’ at the end of May.
All faiths and backgrounds are welcome on the 18th May at 8pm to experience and explore different cultures.
The aim of the event is to educate residents and locals about the Muslim community and culture and eliminate lack of knowledge that anyone has about the religion – whilst enjoying some amazing food!
‘Taste Ramadan’ is run by the Myriad Foundation and supported by the Al-Khair Foundation. The charity began in Manchester three years ago after wanting to encourage people from all cultures to learn about Islam and experience the culture. It then went national and last year, 40 mosques and 5,000 to 6,000 people got involved to celebrate #TasteRamadan. This year 100 mosques across 50 cities are taking part.
Imran Naseem, Taste Ramadan Lead, said: “we’re a local charity in Manchester and we tried to get some mosques together on board three years ago to open up their doors to share food and share friendship with the local community, to build bridges, break down barriers…”
“we wanted to show the positive community cohesion as well, which sometimes is missed.”
Interview with Imran Naseem
Katherine Wilson, a Whitstable resident said: “I think it’s a great idea, far too many people are worried about Islam but this is mainly down to a lack of knowledge…
“Anything that educates and helps eradicate this fear has to be a good thing.”
This year over 100 mosques across the UK will be opening their doors to let people experience the blessings of Ramadan.
Discover for yourself and join your local community Iftar meal on Saturday 18th May at 8pm #TasteRamadan
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— Taste Ramadan (@TasteRamadan) April 23, 2019
If you would like to attend, visit: www.tasteramadan.co.uk to sign up and find your local mosque.
Follow @tasteramadan on twitter for more information.