Ramadan’s ‘Open Iftar’ Now Feeds Thousands across the World for Free

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Ever since 2013 when it first started, ‘Open Iftar’ project has never relented efforts in bringing together people from all walks of life, helping them bridging gaps and engaging in dialogue.

FEED THE POOR

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)

After two years of lockdown due to the pandemic, ‘Open Iftar’, organized by Ramadan Tent Project (RTP), is getting back to life this Ramadan, MyLondon reported.

The project began as a way to support international students living alone in the UK.

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Now, it has become one of the UK’s biggest annual community events in Ramadan, as it feeds thousands around the world and is run entirely by volunteers.

Engaging People

Ramadan Tent’s Open Iftar aims to engage people of all faiths, as well as helping the less fortunate in different parts of the world, holding events in Turkey and Zambia.   

“We aimed to provide a home away from home, strengthen community ties and embody the beauty of our faith. The initiative grew and we were able to host more than just students,” a spokesperson said.

“Our tent began welcoming the vulnerable, including the homeless, those in need of a community and anyone who wished to share our food and faith with us.”

Hosting events in 10 cities and four continents, iftars have also been hosted at Westminster Abbey, Wembley Stadium and Trafalgar Square and over 100,000 people from all backgrounds across the UK and the world have been able to attend.  

Open iftars is a Ramadan tradition widely celebrated by Muslims around the world.

Ramadan Tent Project earned the Pride of Britain Special Recognition Award, presented by Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, as a partner of GMRU (Grenfell Muslim Response Unit).

It was also listed as one of the 50 Most Innovative Global Muslim Start-ups (2016).

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