*Please note we have stopped collecting for Iftar 2021*
Fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam. Iftar is the evening meal in which Muslims end their daily fast at sunset during the holy month of Ramadan.
The spirit of Ramadan cultivates a sense of unity between Muslims, especially Iftar when they gather to break their fast with plentiful food. However, there remain many Muslims around the world who are unable to afford basic food and drink to sustain themselves after a long day of fasting. Without such provisions, these people would remain hungry beyond Iftar time.
Providing Iftar for others is hugely rewarding. The Messenger of Allāh ﷺ said:
“Whoever gives Iftar to one who is fasting will have a reward like his, without that detracting from the reward of the fasting person in the slightest.”
[Hadith al-Tirmidhi, 807; Ibn Maajah, 1746]
How does InvitationTo Islam (ITI) provide Iftar?
At ITI we try our best to provide provisions for Iftar according to people’s needs and circumstances. Consequently, ITI provides Iftar in two ways:
1. ITI cooks food for the people who break their fast in the masjid;
2. ITI distributes food packages directly to families, which enables the families to prepare and cook the food for themselves. Each package provides provisions for one family for a period of one month and includes:
• Rice (50 kg)
• Oil (5 litres)
• Salt (5 kg)
• Big Tomatoes (1 kg)
• Sugar (5 kg)
• Milk powder (900g)
• Lipton tea leaves (100 pieces)
Cost of monthly food package: £90