The Grand Iftar in Oxford aims to bring communities together


An open invitation to the people of Oxford to break fast with the Muslim community!

grand-iftar-oxfordA number of leading community-based organisations have teamed up to present the annual Oxford Community Grand Iftar this Ramadan.

The Oxford Homeless Project and the Oxford University Islamic Society have teamed up with Big Iftar UK, Oxford Brookes Islamic Society and the Asian Cultural Centre to put on an Iftar meal for Friday 1st June between 7-11pm.

With Ramadan being a time for caring and sharing, the open invitation is intended for “the people of Oxford to break fast with the Muslim community”.

Hosted at the Asian Cultural Centre on Manzil Way in Cowley, organisers are also inviting people to bring along a dish to share.

With the event happening during the half term holidays, Oxford Homeless Project’s founder, Shabnam Sabir, also encouraged the involvement of children to help them “appreciate not only how fortunate they are but also to help them understand the importance of helping others in need”.

“Show them the value of food; show them the value of having a home and indeed clothes on their back; show them one of the most important characteristics they must have is not being excellent at school; or tidying their room but the most important thing is showing compassion and having empathy for those less fortunate,” she said, adding: “So this half term bring the kids and teach them the importance of compassion for others.”

Those looking to get involved can contact either Lennaert or Shabnam.

Asian Cultural Centre
Manzil Way, off Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1GH.

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