Scottish Police Muslim Association (SPMA) and friends are extending an invitation to all to join them for an Iftar. It is the month of Ramadhan for Muslims all over the World where they fast from dawn to dusk and the Iftar is the evening meal which ends the daily fast.
SPMA have joined with The Great Get Together (TGGT) and The Big Iftar (TBI) to deliver an enlightening evening. Both initiatives focus on community cohesion and celebrate what we have in common.
SPMA share these values and are focused on working together -building bridges within the community of Scotland. Our ethos has been to promote positive dialogue and to have an understanding and mutual respect of each other irrespective of faith (or none).
We have all been left shocked, shaken, angry, upset and saddened by the recent events following the attacks in Westminster, Manchester and London. Our focus is to come together stronger as a community, to unite and to remember those who have been affected by all acts of terror and hate crime at home and abroad.
On Friday 16 June 2017 SPMA in association with the Big Iftar and the Great Get Together held a Community Iftar in Eastwood Parish Church… to promote community cohesion and celebrate what we have in common… the message from our Chair was simple … do not let hate divide us…
Thank you to our SPMA team, our friends who helped, host Shakeel Ali, reciter/speakers Br Ibrahim, Amjid Bashir, Rev Roy Henderson, Paul Blackwood, Liaqat ali and friends for their fab performances, caterers desi dhabba, Big Day Wedding Services, Halo Media services, Abu Bakr and Dawud for the PA and wicked tunes, Julie at TBI, Mike at at TGGT….and a special special thanks to all of you who attended and lastly to the fantastic people at Eastwood Parish Church for their assistance in making it possible.