- May 23, 2018
- Posted by: Faith Associates
- Category: Blog
Mosques across Birmingham are inviting members of the public to join them for iftar – the meal served at the end of each day of fasting during Ramadan.
The holy month involves fasting from early in the morning to sunset, with meals at either end of the day. The pre-dawn meal is called suhoor and the evening meal is known as iftar.
Muslims sometimes eat these meals at home with their families or head out to halal restaurants. Another option is to attend one of the community feasts held at local mosques.
As part of a Faith Associates initiative, hundreds of mosques and Islamic centres across the UK are hosting these iftars and inviting anyone to come along and join them.
The iftars are completely free, and donations are not expected. Some people may make a small donation to be polite, but these are likely to be made privately (such as by dropping a few coins at the donation box you often find at a mosque’s entrance).
Nine mosques and centres in Birmingham are having open Iftars:
Al-Hira Educational Centre & Jamia Masjid Iftar
Hazrat Mujaddad Alif Sani Masjid
Hazrat Sultan Bahu Centre
Jamia Masjid Haroonia
Central Jamia Mosque
Jamaatia Islamic Centre
Masjid and Madrassa Faizul Quran
Ghamkol Sharif Mosque
Sultan Bahu Trust
This week’s events in Birmingham include:
May 22 (8.30pm-10pm) – Masjid and Madrassa Faizul Quran Iftar – register interest on Eventbrite here
May 23 (8.30pm-10pm) – Masjid and Madrassa Faizul Quran Iftar – register interest on Eventbrite here
May 24 (8.30pm-10pm) – Masjid and Madrassa Faizul Quran Iftar – register interest on Eventbrite here
May 25 (7pm-10pm) – Hazrat Mujadid Mosque Iftar – register interest on Eventbrite here
To get involved and to promote a Mosque Iftar in your community, visit
All events are also listed at the website.