Hundreds Gather for Chelsea FC First Ramadan Iftar

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Hundreds of Muslims gathered Sunday at Chelsea FC home stadium Stamford Bridge for the first-ever open Ramadan iftar.


Feeding the poor and needy is an act that draws us closer to Allah. We earn His forgiveness, mercies and blessings through this act of charity.

“Anyone who looks after and works for a widow and a poor person is like a warrior fighting for Allah?s cause, or like a person who fasts during the day and prays all night. (Bukhari)

The event was organized in collaboration with the Ramadan Tent Project to mark the Islamic month of fasting.

“We are a big community with lots of supporters from different backgrounds and we want to honor, respect and share the joy of every single fan,” said Lord Daniel Finkelstein OBE, Chair of Chelsea Foundation, Chelsea FC website reported.

“This is about saying yes to love, inclusion, community and yes to everyone who wants to be a Chelsea fan. It’s very special to be the first Premier League club to host an Open Iftar and something we are extremely proud about.”

Chelsea Foundation head Simon Taylor, Islamic Relief’s UK Director Tufail Hussain, and Dowshan Humzah, advisory board member of the Ramadan Tent Project were among the attendees.

Adhan at Stadium

Hussain, UK Director of Islamic Relief and Safwaan Hussein, Imam at the Islamic Culture and Education Centre gave speeches. Later on, Imran Abu Hassan led the prayer.

Chelsea legend Paul Canoville, who was the first Black player to play for the club, also attended the event.

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Organizing Sunday’s event, the Ramadan Tent Project are celebrating their 10-year anniversary.

The organizers thanked all those who attended the dinner. “10 years of Open Iftar and we were so pleased to make history by having it take place pitch-side at Chelsea. Thank you to all those who attended, our speakers, sponsors and hardworking volunteers who made this iftar historic.”

Ramadan is the holiest month in the Islamic calendar.

In Ramadan, adult Muslims, save the sick and those traveling, abstain from food, drink, smoking and sex between dawn and sunset.

Muslims dedicate their time during the holy month to become closer to Allah through prayer, self-restraint, and good deeds.


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