5,000 people to break fast together in Kashmir’s ‘largest Iftar party’

Iftaar
Iftaar

Bismah Malik
Srinagar: Nearly 5,000 people will gather in Srinagar to break their fast during what is claimed to be Kashmir’s largest Iftar party.

As the holy month of Ramadan is drawing to a close, there is no stopping Iftar parties. In fact, the one being organised in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, promises to be a grand affair. LoudBeetle, an event management firm, which created history last year by organising Asia’s ‘longest’ Iftar party on the banks of the scenic Dal Lake over a 1.6 kilometre stretch, would be hosting 5,000 guests during an Iftar party to be held on June 30 this year.

The organisers are claiming that this would be Kashmir Valley’s largest Iftar party ever.

Iftar (the time of sunset when a Muslim is obligated to break the fast) is always supposed to be observed in a congregation. According to Islamic rulings, serving people food during Iftar is seen as a good deed and whoever contributes in helping people break fast earns the pleasure of the Almighty.

Ahmer Khan, the chief organiser of the event and a co-organiser of the Kashmir Ramadan food festival currently being held in Srinagar, is upbeat about the occasion and is inviting the participation of the Kashmiri youth as volunteers in this grand affair. The youngsters are eager to help too.

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