Open Iftar in Tavistock Square


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A free meal open to everyone is being held in a marquee in Tavistock Square every evening after sunset during the first part of Ramadan this year, at the invitation of Open Iftar.

Open Iftar is the flagship initiative of Ramadan Tent Project, a community institution developing the knowledge, understanding and experience of Ramadan and fasting for all.

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic year, during which strict fasting is observed from dawn to sunset – a long period when it falls in English summer time. It is within the month of Ramadan, that the Holy Qur’an was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad. Ramadan is the holiest month in the Islamic calendar.

At sunset in the evening, a prayer called Maghrib is observed, followed by a meal to break the fast. This meal is called Iftar.

Since 2013, Open Iftar has been inviting people from all walks of life, different faith backgrounds and none, to come together to break fast, share food & engage in inspiring conversations.

Open Iftar aims to bridge communities; it is a space in which commonalities are highlighted, differences celebrated and human connection is forged. Invitation is FREE and OPEN to ALL.

In the last weeks of Ramadan Open Iftar is moving to other locations around London.






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