Mancunians Invited to Fast and ‘Experience Ramadan’

Mosques across Manchester are inviting people from other faiths and backgrounds “to experience the blessings of Ramadan” by joining them in fasting.

Nine mosques will be taking part in the Taste Ramadan initiative and opening their doors to their community for an open Iftar on Saturday 10 June.

Locals will have the opportunity of learning more about this month with a short talk on fasting, a guided tour of the mosque, an opportunity to observe congregational prayer, followed by the Iftar.

The Iftar is the meal eaten by Muslims after sunset following a day of fasting, where they have abstained from consuming food and drink from the break of dawn.

The idea behind the initiative is to help “build bonds” by providing a convivial setting for learning and the exploration of Islam and Muslims.

The Taste Ramadan Facebook page said: “To experience some of the blessing of Ramadan, why not take the challenge and fast with us from the break of dawn till sunset followed by a visit your local mosque where you are invited to enjoy the evening meal with the local community. Don’t worry if it’s something that you can’t do, your local community still invites you to come and share the iftar meal.”

The following mosques are taking part:

  • Didsbury Mosque – Burton Rd, West Didsbury. M20 2WA
  • Madina Mosque – Barlow Rd, Levenshulme. M19 3DH
  • Quba Mosque SMMCA – Weybrook Rd, Heaton Chapel. M19 2QD
  • Salahadeen Al-Ayubi Mosque – Ladybarn Lane, Ladybarn. M14 6YL
  • Shah Jalal Mosque – Eileen Grove, Rusholme. M14 5WE
  • Muslim Youth Foundation – Turner St, City Centre. M4 1DY
  • British Muslim Heritage Centre – College Rd, Whalley Range. M16 8BP
  • Khizra Mosque – Cheetham Hill Rd, Cheetham Hill. M8 0PF
  • Eccles Mosque – Liverpool Rd, Eccles. M30 0WB

Mosques will open at 8.30pm with Maghrib prayer and Iftar Served at 9.35pm, followed by Night Prayer at 11.00pm.

To find your nearest Mosque taking part in the Taste Ramadan open Iftar, visit: Taste Ramadan.

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