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sunseeker Fri 31-May-19 11:22:51

The Muslim community in my nearby city have always been inclusive and last night threw a big party to celebrate the end of fasting for Ramadan. Everyone was invited, all creeds and colours and those of any faith or none.

Traditional food was served and from the pictures it seems that thousands turned up and a good time was had by all.

One of the organisers was interviewed and said they had received messages from Mosques in countries as far away as Australia, America and other countries saying they were planning to do the same next year. What a wonderfully inclusive way to bring together a whole community. Wouldn't it be great if this kind of thing happened all over the world?

Jane10 Fri 31-May-19 11:24:16

It certainly would!

Grannybags Fri 31-May-19 11:25:21

Yes, I saw this on the news and thought it was a brilliant idea. I'm going to look out for it happening in my area next year and go along if possible

ninathenana Fri 31-May-19 12:46:23

A lovely idea which I'm sure was enjoyed by the majority.

I'm a bit of a cynic though and wonder if some were only there for free food and not to join in the spirit of it all. I suppose there is an element of that at any event.

shock am I bad.

Beckett Fri 31-May-19 13:10:37

Even if some people were only there for the free food it still brought people from all over the city together in an enjoyable friendly atmosphere - isn't that in itself a good thing?

Slowcookervegan Fri 31-May-19 13:33:08

That sounds lovely.

crazyH Fri 31-May-19 13:42:51

I hope we can put race , religion, colour and creed aside and live in harmony. Take a leaf out of the book of these great people.
I'd be there like a shot if it was near to me 😂The Muslim biriyani is to die for !!!

Mapleleaf Fri 31-May-19 14:49:18

What a super idea. I hope it continues to catch on amongst all groups. If it did, we would surely have a greater understanding of and respect for all the different beliefs and customs (which, when you pare away at them, are not so very different after all). Bring it on, I say! 😁

Nonnie Fri 31-May-19 15:22:18

When we went to Mauritius we were told it was an island with several religions where each shared its festivals with all the others. Apparently there is a lot of inter-marriage as well except the Muslims who don't feel they can go that far.

Not sure why this country can't be that inclusive, is it because we don't assimilate? I think many cities have different cultures living in their own area of the city.

ninathenana Fri 31-May-19 15:29:36

Beckett I did say I thought it was a lovely idea.

KatyK Fri 31-May-19 15:45:44

We had a leaflet through the door last year to say a mosque in our area were holding and open day - all welcome. We would have gone but forgot about it.

GrannyGravy13 Fri 31-May-19 21:09:15

sunseeker Ramadan ends Tuesday/Wednesday next week (4/5 June) What they were celebrating would have been the end/breaking of their fast (sunset)

Florencelady Fri 31-May-19 21:22:23

When l was at university l worked during the summer with lots of muslims. Our first week was always the end of Ramadam and they always brought lots of food into work for us all to celebrate. Delicious food. That was in the early 80s and l still recall how generous they were.

BradfordLass72 Fri 31-May-19 22:18:38

I went to the Open Day at our local mosque early last year and was welcomed, even before the Christchurch outrage.

I'm hoping to go to the Eid feast this year as well.

GrannyGravy13 Sat 01-Jun-19 13:05:32

Ramadan moves backwards 10-11 days each year.

Florencelady I think your Muslim work colleagues were just being generous and friendly. My neighbors are like this and we get the most delicious plates of food brought to our door.

They are kind and gentle folk nothing like the Muslims which are portrayed in the media.