Prince Charles, minister Raab join Naz Legacy Foundation’s virtual Iftar
THE Naz Legacy Foundation on Monday (10) hosted its final #RamadanAtHome virtual Iftar in partnership with the British Asian Trust, compered by the Trust’s Ambassador Asad Ahmad.
Prince of Wales, UK foreign secretary Dominic Raab, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Bishop of London, the chief Rabbi and Imam Mahmoud OBE (Hero Imam) have joined the global Iftar.
The event started with the introduction of Prince Charles, Royal Founding Patron of the British Asian Trust and long term supporter of the Naz Legacy Foundation, a statement from the foundation said.
“Ramadan Mubarak. As Muslims across the UK and the Commonwealth begin preparations to celebrate Eid after fasting for the Holy month of Ramandan, I just want to convey my heartfelt best wishes to all who celebrate this festival and to tell you how much my wife and I are thinking of you at this special time of year,” he said in a video message.
“This last year I know has been deeply challenging for us all and I am only too aware of the impact of the pandemic on the Muslim community.”
During Ramadan, Naz Legacy Foundation has co-hosted a number of virtual iftar events which have attracted over 30,000 attendees.
The guests and speakers include health secretary Matt Hancock, solicitor-general Lucy Frazer, deputy leader of the opposition Angela Rayner and a number of key sports and entertainment personalities, the statement added.
The Naz Legacy Virtual Iftars have been supporting the #IfICanSheCan UK Aid Match Appeal.
The British Asian Trust is raising funds for its public appeal ‘If I Can, She Can’ to support its innovative Livelihoods programme that equips women with the new skills, knowledge and confidence needed to earn a decent living in a post-Covid South Asia.
Donations made by UK public to the appeal before 31 May 2021 will be doubled by the UK government, to support people in the poorest parts of Pakistan to rebuild their lives as the Trust has been selected as a UK Aid Match project partner.
The Naz Legacy Foundation is a UK-based charity which seeks to promote excellence in education and positive integration into British society.
Harris Bokhari OBE, founder of the Naz Legacy Foundation, started the Virtual Iftars as part of his work during the Covid-19 pandemic.