The UoB Islamic Society’s Community Iftar was a huge success! Well over 400 people attended on the evening with representatives from the local area, and community officials all making appearances. This was the first ever event of its size on the Green Heart. It was also the second time that the Islamic Society had co-ordinated a Community Iftar event, this being the largest single day event they have ever put together!
Below are some pictures and details of the evening:
The night opened with speeches from ex-Islamic Society members, a representative from the University, and was led by the Islamic Society’s head sister: Maryam Mahboob.
Fast was broken and prayer was also called by Ali Hejazi, head brother of the society.
Prior to the event, huge amounts of food had to be packaged so as to be efficiently distributed to attendees. Families from across Birmingham attended, as well as other students, lecturers, community officials, and other members of the Multifaith Chaplaincy. I helped out serving food on the night at table 4, and was led and coordinated by Shamus Omar. It was a real privilege to be able to help and lend a hand in distributing food on the evening, and I’d like to thank Shamus for his expertise and advice during the event.
The Cultural Calendar were honoured to have contributed to the Community Iftar, and we wish the Islamic Society the best for the rest of the Ramadan Project. We’d also like to extend our thanks to Abdullah Asif, Sahar Anwar, and Maryam Mahboob for all their assistance in the build up to the event.
The Cultural Calendar Project Team