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Ramadan lessons are food for thought in Hyde

The community came together in Hyde, thanks to members of the Bangladeshi community, to learn about the meaning and reasons for Ramadan.

Former Imam, Kamal Uddin, attended the event at local community hub POP, to explain how Muslims fast to experience how those who go hungry feel, by not eating during daylight hours, throughout the period of Ramadan.

Once dusk descends food may be eaten, giving the origin of the word ‘break fast.’

The event was organised by community leaders Mohammed Khan and Mahammed Mohi Uddin Saleem.

Around 50 invited guests enjoyed Kamal’s informative talk, then tucked into trays containing a variety of tasty traditional foods.

Among the guests were Mayor of Stockport, Aiden Nottingham and Chairman of Stockport County, Steve Bellis.

Other guests included local political figures and prominent members of the community.

The organisers thanked all the guests and POP for hosting the event, with special thanks to Kamal for his informative speech.

You can read more, plus watch a video from the event, on the Hyde Past and Present Facebook page.

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