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29th Jun, 2022

Ninestiles holds Iftar event for all

Sarah Mason 17th Apr, 2022

THE COMMUNITY came together when an Acocks Green school hosted an Iftar during Ramadan.

Ninestiles hosted the event which saw staff, students The Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Councillor Muhammad Afzal, and MP Jess Phillips come together as Muslims broke their fast.

The school linked up with an Imam from the Olton project who gave a talk and lead the prayer.

Students also performed recitations of the Quran, nasheeds (Islamic songs), and spoke about the purpose of Ramadan and the community importance of it.

In a separate room students sold items and allowed people who do not wear Islamic garments to try on headscarves and mosque caps and to have henna on their hands.

Alex Hughes, principal at Ninestiles said: “We know how important this time of year is to so many people both in our school and within the local community and we wanted to design an event that would bring them all together to celebrate.

“This was also a great opportunity for those who don’t traditionally take part in these celebrations to learn more about them.”

Proceeds from the funds raised were handed to projects helping those involved in the Syrian refugee crisis.

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