Coming together to mark Iftar - The Solihull Observer

Coming together to mark Iftar

Solihull Editorial 31st Mar, 2024   0

PUPILS, families, staff and the community came together for Ninestiles, an Academy its annual Iftar event.

The Acocks Green school opened its doors to the community, with approximately 300 people, including Dawn Ward the Kings Deputy Lieutenant, coming together to break their fast.

A Nasheed group, Ouijdane also came along to perform some traditional music.

Ustad Adil Saleem from the Green Lane Masjid was also in attendance, as well as representatives from the Human Relief Foundation.

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar observers fast for its duration and the Iftar is a fast-breaking event.

Alex Hughes, principal at Ninestiles, an Academy said: “This is such an important time of year for our learners and we are delighted that our annual Iftar event was such a success.

“It was a beautiful evening and helped strengthen our bond as a school with the community.

“It’s a brilliant way of bringing everyone together and an opportunity for those who don’t traditionally take part in these celebrations to learn more about them.”


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