Newcastle Muslims invite West End community to Iftar feast for Ramadan

SHAFAQNA - A breaking of the fast event held by the Muslim community in Newcastle saw an invite extended to the local community.

The annual Iftar event took place on Monday night in Fenham and was organised by the Islamic Diversity Centre (IDC).

It is held at the end of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast between the hours of sunrise and sunset for a month.

The Iftar is the evening community meal when Muslims end their daily Ramadan fast at sunset.

Food and drink were provided free of charge. One of those taking part was Newcastle city councillor Dipu Ahad.

He said: “We prepared food for the community so they could breakfast with us.

“It shows what Islam is about. It’s about giving, about being tolerant, about the community and being a good citizen.”

IDC North East describes itself as an organisation comprised of enthusiastic, vibrant and friendly Muslims eager to share the true message of Islam.

It says it views the community as ‘different people from different walks of life united under one cause’.

The group says it is committed to clarifying misconceptions and devoted to challenging stereotypes.

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