Arts Iftar

Published by Haider Mahboob on

Wed 5th Apr | 7pm | Pay What You Decide

Join the Kala Sangam team to mark Ramadan with the return of the Arts Iftar.

An evening to relax, enjoy and open your fast in a welcoming space. Featuring beautiful nasheeds and delicious food.

Everyone is welcome, whether you are fasting or not.

What is Ramadan?

Ramadan is a month of fasting, prayer and reflection for Muslims, marking the month that the Qur’an was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him). During the 30 days of Ramadan, Muslims do not eat or drink between dawn and sunset.

What is an Iftar?

An Iftar is the meal where Muslims break their fast, taking place at sunset, just after the call to the Maghrib prayer. Traditionally fasts are broken by eating dates and drinking water, usually followed by a bigger meal.

Why is Kala Sangam hosting an Open Iftar?

Ramadan is one of the most important Islamic festivals and with Bradford’s population (and the Kala Sangam staff team) being 30% Muslim, we want to encourage more people to share the experience with their friends, neighbours and colleagues..

Just as festivals and traditions like Christmas or Bonfire Night are shared by people from all backgrounds, we would like to encourage non-Muslims to learn more about Ramadan and to experience the community coming together to break their fasts.

The whole KS team will be fasting for the day and welcome any one who wishes to join us.

What will the Open Arts Iftar involve?

Everyone is welcome to attend, whether you are fasting or not.

The event will start at 7pm with a performance of Nasheeds (a form of Islamic poetry). The Maghrib (call to prayer) will be around 7.55pm.

After this we will break our fasts, starting with the traditional dates and water and followed by a buffet for everyone to share.

There will be space available for those praying to do so (please note we have a limited number of prayer mats available so please bring your own where possible).

Like all our events, the Iftar will be Pay What You Decide and in keeping with the Muslim tradition of Zakat, all money raised will be donated to a charity.

Wed 5th Apr | 7pm | Pay What You Decide

All our events are Pay What You Decide, which means you don’t have to pay until after you have seen the event. We want to encourage more people to come and see events at Kala Sangam, more often.

Pay What You Decide not only allows you to pay what you can afford, rather than a fixed ticket price, but also removes the financial risk of buying a ticket for an event in advance without knowing whether you are going to enjoy it or not.

Tickets are available to book in advance as usual, but there is no obligation for you to pay until after you have seen the event. You can then decide on a price which you think is suitable based on your experience, which means if you haven’t enjoyed it at all, you don’t have to pay anything.

Please ensure you have arrived and collected your tickets 15 minutes before the event starts in order to secure your seats. At the end of the show, you can decide what to pay, either by cash or card on the door.

If you have ANY coronavirus symptoms, please DO NOT attend.

Temperature checks, hand sanitisation and mask wearing will be encouraged where appropriate.

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