Fast-Breaking Dinners

ISBN: 978-0-9557349-6-0
This manual is intended to help readers to successfully share fast-breaking meals with non-Muslim neighbours and the wider community, initiating new interaction and friendship.

Aims and Objectives:

  1. To encourage and support individuals and groups to engage in dialogue
  2. To encourage more neighbourly interaction
  3. To encourage the opening up of different communities to one another
  4. To bring about dialogue between cultural, community and faith-based organisations
  5. To encourage inclusion of people who may not necessarily be interested in dialogue
  6. To get individuals and organisations interested in dialogue
  7. To initiate dialogue through a tangible event
  8. To provide strategies, tips, advice and know-how for organising successful events

Who Is This Manual For?

  • Muslim individuals and families wishing to get to know their neighbours through Ramadan hospitality
  • Muslim groups looking to meet and socialise with other religious or non-religious groups to promote mutual understanding and friendship
  • Muslim-led groups or charities looking to enhance community cohesion by bringing local people together for a shared meal
  • Muslim students looking to improve interfaith/intercultural relations on campus, or to enhance a sense of community among students
  • Individuals and groups of other faiths and cultures who wish to use this manual for planning their own traditional dialogue dinner or lunch
  • Non-Muslim individuals or groups who wish to return the hospitality of Muslim neighbours during Ramadan, or who wish to take the initiative to reach out to them and invite them for a family or community dinner