We hosted over 30 members of the non – Muslim community (both men and ladies) at Gillingham Masjid on Saturday evening 16th April 2022.
They were welcomed and given a short talk by Maulana Irfan about Ramadaan. They sat with us during the Dua and ate with us as we broke our fasts. They then experienced us praying Salaat ul Maghrib and enjoyed a further meal and an opportunity to talk to members of the community. They left before Salaat ul Isha.
We had much positive feedback.
This also coincided with our ladies gathering together for their own communal Iftaar in the Masjid.
May Allah reward all those involved, both the organisers and the helpers and facilitators and of course those who made the food. The Iftaar is provided daily in the Masjid during Ramadaan and both men and women attend. We will have on a normal day 50 -70 people, but there is often more, especially during weekends.
It takes a lot of time and effort to buy and prepare the food and serve it to the brothers and sisters in the Masjid at a time when those people doing it have also been fasting all day and will feel tired. They do this on top of their usual jobs and day time activities. May Allah make it easy for them and reward them for their sacrifice.
A chai afternoon held in Chatham has raised more money for the new mosque.
More than £350 was raised after around 40 people attended the event at St. Mary’s Island Community.
Sajid Khan, KMWA trustee, expressed his gratitude to all those involved once again for their support towards the fundraising.