Bradford’s ‘Sisters of Iftar’ brought together women and children who would have spent Eid alone as part of a special event.

Inayah Sher, founder of Sisters of Iftar, has created a platform for more than 1,800 Muslim women to connect, share their experiences and build lasting friendships.

It inspired a unique Eid celebration at the Rio Grande for 350 lone women and children, including refugees and asylum seekers, from across the UK.

The fun filled day featured plenty of food, keynote speeches, gifts of money, children’s activities, and presents donated by kind people from across Bradford district.

Inayah said: “The holy month of Ramadhan should be a spiritually rejuvenating experience but for some women it can be difficult, particularly if they have been separated from their family or loved ones.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Eid presents for the Sisters of Iftar at Rio Grande, BradfordEid presents for the Sisters of Iftar at Rio Grande, Bradford (Image: UGC)

“The ‘Sisters of Iftar’ group has reached out to these Muslim women who were isolated and alone.

“The group is run entirely by volunteers, they were absolutely selfless and supportive, sacrificing their personal time to help complete strangers enjoy the beauty of Eid.”

It was supported by 58 volunteers and sponsors, including the Rahma Foundation, Rio Grande, Bab Tooma, Inspire Academy, Cater Choice, Nafees, Regal Cafe, Adams cash and carry, Alkhair, Lill Brothers Fish Merchants, Smiles All Around, Al Markaz, Raja’s pizza, Freshco, Ayesha Nazir, Spuddy’s Parkgate Fisheries, Meridian Centre, Inspire Futures Foundation, Ques Entertainment, Sabina Cakes, and an anonymous businessman from America.