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Open Iftar 2022

Mon 25 & Tue 26 Apr 19.00

Monday 25 & Tuesday 26 April, 19.00-22.00

BALTIC Gateshead

FREE, Booking essential

Open Iftar brings together people of all faiths and those without faith to explore and engage with the Islamic tradition of breaking fast during Ramadan. Together, we’ll share wholesome food alongside inspiring talks and engaging discussions focused on mental health and community resilience.

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This event forms part of Ramadan Tent Project’s national Open Iftar programme, and aims to bring communities together to better understand one another and build bridges of understanding, solidarity and compassion.

Alongside the two-day event, our writer in residence, Hafzah Zamir, will be sharing twice-weekly posts during Ramadan (2 April – 1 May) – as part of our ‘Blogadan’ countdown to the event.

This event forms part of Neighbourly, a programme that builds relationships with forced migration communities in the North East. It is organised in partnership with Ramadan Tent Project and with the support of an event planning team, including Mohammed Rahman, Ikram Akintomide, Hafzah Zamir and Shuhana Jaladeen.

Ramadan

The ninth month of the Islamic year, during which strict fasting is observed from dawn to sunset. It is within the month of Ramadan, the Holy Qur'an was first revealed to Prophet Muhammad. Ramadan is the holiest month in the Islamic calendar.

Iftar

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