MANILA, Philippines – Mosques and Islamic centers in the United Kingdom will host thousands of visitors and athletes during the London 2012 Olympic Games, which coincide with the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.
Officials and Muslim organizations launched the Iftar 2012 Program in London to welcome thousands of athletes and visitors who will flood the British capital for the sporting event.
Participating mosques will serve Iftars or evening meals to break the fast to visitors, welcome athletes to their premises and celebrate the event with non-Muslims.
Ramadan this year starts July 20th, exactly a week before the Olympics.
Many athletes may find it challenging to fast during the day, but some find Ramadan inspiring.
London’s Islamic cultural center also said it’s ready for the event, having hosted group Iftars every year. Mornings@ANC, June 12, 2012.