St Albans shares in Iftar with the Islamic community

The organisers of the Iftar.

The organisers of the Iftar. - Credit: Archant

The St Albans community recently shared in an Iftar - a Muslim meal which breaks the fast that happens daily during Ramadan in Islam.

Children being entertained.

Children being entertained. - Credit: Archant

Six hundred people ate together at the St Albans Big Iftar on Saturday, May 18.

The Adda Club, an organisation focused on promoting Bangladeshi culture and language, organised the event with faith groups from across the city. The get together on Fleetville recreation ground was planned as a way of helping the community learn more about each other.

Organiser, Monir Ali, said: "We are so proud of how the community has come together."

He also thanked a range of services such as Jamia Mosque, Hifz Class and St Albans council for providing support and a grant which paid for half of the event. Lots of activities were available to the diverse audience who attended including henna painting, face painting, singing, free dates, fruit and traditional food from a range of countries.

Face-painting for children at the Iftar.

Face-painting for children at the Iftar. - Credit: Archant


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Muslims fast for a month every year - unless they are unwell, infirm or pregnant - from when the sun rises to when the sun sets in the evening.

T-shirts with Arabic writing for sale on a stall

T-shirts with Arabic writing for sale on a stall - Credit: Archant

Gathering on the grass together.

Gathering on the grass together. - Credit: Archant

The Iftar

The Iftar - Credit: Archant

A plant stall at the Iftar.

A plant stall at the Iftar. - Credit: Archant

Henna was offered as part of the celebration.

Henna was offered as part of the celebration. - Credit: Archant

Lots of stalls at the event.

Lots of stalls at the event. - Credit: Archant

Children enjoying a hook-a-duck game at the event.

Children enjoying a hook-a-duck game at the event. - Credit: Archant

A bouncy castle at the Iftar.

A bouncy castle at the Iftar. - Credit: Archant

Audience listening to a speaker at the Iftar.

Audience listening to a speaker at the Iftar. - Credit: Archant

Lots of fruit on offer at the event.

Lots of fruit on offer at the event. - Credit: Archant

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