Muslim group holding meal to break down religious barriers

A dinner for all faiths is set to be held in Ramadan.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 22nd May 2017, 6:56 pm
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 9:38 pm
The Light Foundation is holding a meal for all faiths.
The Light Foundation is holding a meal for all faiths.

Organised by The Light Foundation, a group which aims to support Muslim converts and break down barriers between communities, it will be held on Thursday, June 1.

And one of the group’s founders, Nadeem Ashfaq, says the event is to help others get to know Muslims better.

“The meal is open to everyone and we want people to get to know Muslims on a greater level.

“It’s open to all faiths and we’re hoping for around 70-80 people.”

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim year, during which strict fasting is observed from dawn to sunset.

This year, it runs from May 26 until June 24.

The event will see Adam Kelwick and Bilal Brown, two Islam converts, speak.

Nadeem said: “We wanted to get converts to speak so people can talk about whatever they like and discuss different things.

“They are very inspiring people and I think people will find them very interesting to listen to.

“It doesn’t matter what faith and views you have.”

The meal takes place in Quakers Meeting Hall which is 189 St George’s Road in Preston from 8.45pm to 10pm.