Welcome to The Big Iftar, a project that has been running since 2013 and is now part of Faiths United.
Thank you for your interest. We look forward to hearing about your events and ideas.
Iftar is the fast breaking meal that takes place mostly in Ramadan but also in other parts of the year when Muslims do extra fasting. There is a lot of blessing and goodwill around to feed people who have been fasting. “Interfaith iftars” have become a common occurrence now and can be seen up and down the UK during the holy month of Ramadan.
Ramadan is the name of the ninth month in the Islamic calendar and follows the Lunar calendar which means it starts 10 days earlier each year. It is an important time of year for Muslims and to our friends of all faiths and none. It is a time for deepening our spiritual connections, giving charity and hospitality and renewing our intentions to be the best version of ourselves, connected to God. Eating food is actually a small part of what the month is really about. Click
for more about Ramadan.
Over the years since 2013 when we started, we have seen a rise in the number of Iftars being hosted in a variety of places and by many different people. In Mosques, community centres and by Muslim run organisations and charities but also in synagogues, churches, town squares and schools. It is humbling to see how far it has come over the years.
Learn more about the event and its purpose, as well as see a schedule of the Iftars being held in different locations. If you're interested in attending one of the Iftars, please click on the signup link to register.
Find out more about the benefits of attending The Big Iftar, including the opportunity to break bread with people from different faiths and build community. To attend, please click on the "Become a volunteer" link to register.
Learn more about Faiths United and our mission to promote interfaith harmony and understanding. Discover ways to volunteer or donate to support our work beyond The Big Iftar event.
Help us promote The Big Iftar and build a stronger, more inclusive community. Find out how you can share the message on social media, at your place of worship, or in your local community.
If you have any further questions please check out our frequently asked questions section. And if you're interested in supporting our work, you can find information about how to donate on our website.
If you're interested in hosting an Iftar for The Big Iftar, please click on the "Host Registration" link to sign up. You will be asked to provide some basic information about your organization and the location of the Iftar. Once you have registered, we will add your event to the official schedule.
Ramadan is a time of spiritual reflection, self-improvement, and heightened devotion, but it is also a powerful catalyst for unity and community building. The act of fasting during Ramadan creates a sense of solidarity, promotingRamadan is a time of spiritual reflection, self-improvement, and heightened devotion, but it is also a powerful catalyst for unity and community building. The act of fasting during Ramadan creates a sense of solidarity, promoting empathy, compassion, and understanding among people of all faiths and backgrounds.