Supporting its Muslim community during the holy month of Ramadan, English Premier League club Brighton and Hove Albion will host the first ever iftar at their home stadium or the Amex on March 27.
The iftar will be attended by more than 400 members of the Muslim community invited by the club.
“As a club we pride ourselves on our inclusivity and willingness to engage with everyone” said Sarah Gould, the club’s supporter services manager, Brighton Club website reported.
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“This is a ground-breaking event, the first of its kind in Brighton, and promises to be a wonderful occasion open to everyone to bring people together and celebrate the holiest month of the Islamic calendar.”
Ramadan is the holiest month in the Islamic calendar. The blessed month of Ramadan will start on Thursday, March 23, according to the astronomical calculations.
Earlier this month, English Premier League club Aston Villa FC announced they will be hosting an open iftar at Villa Park next month following similar announcement by Chelsea and Queen’s Park Rangers.
Open Iftar events are the flagship initiative of Ramadan Tent Project, an award-winning charity that brings communities together and spreads the spirit of Ramadan through various initiatives.
Brighton’s iftar at the Amex will be one of five activations taking place as part of the Ramadan Festival 2023.
In Ramadan, adult Muslims, save the sick and those traveling, abstain from food, drink, smoking and sex between dawn and sunset.
Muslims dedicate their time during the holy month to become closer to Allah through prayer, self-restraint, and good deeds.