Many of you will know that today marks the first day of Ramadan and therefore many of our pupils, students, parents and carers will be fasting during day light hours. The fast is broken at around sunset (the Iftaar). Following several successful Iftaar’s, held in school, which are very well attended and enjoyed by all, we will be hosting an Iftaar this year on Wednesday 29th March 2023 and I am pleased to report that several staff members will be joining in the fast.
In order to celebrate we would like to invite all parents, carers, students, pupils and staff to come along. The doors will open at 6.45pm on Wednesday 29th March 2023 to celebrate and break the fast together (Sunset is at 7.44pm).
7.00pm – Arrival
7.10pm – Opening with Quran Recitation
7.15pm – Nasheed Prayer/Recitation
7.25pm – Talk on Virtues of Fasting in Islam and relationship with other faiths
7.44pm – Adhan
7.46pm – Maghrib Prayers
7.55pm – Enjoy the Iftar food – depart at leisure
This is an invitation to all regardless of cultural background. We all live in and around Blackburn and this is our community – we should celebrate together!
There will be some refreshments provided, but you are welcome to bring along extra foods should you wish to share with others. Namaaz facilities will be available if you would like to bring along your own prayer mats.
Entrance to the School will be via the Head’s door on West Park Road and the door will be open from 7pm.
We very much hope you will be able to join us.