#BigIftar Challenge

Many of our supporters host Iftars with friends and family during Ramadan. Why not dedicate one of your Iftars, this year, to raising money for needy cancer patients?

We’re reaching out to all its supporters to join Imran Khan Cancer Appeal (IKCA) for one night out of the Blessed Month, to take part in the #BigIftar challenge. Pick any night that suits you, let us know, and don’t be shy to ask for help. If you need advice, information, fliers or collection buckets -we’ve got you covered and will support you through the process.

Remember to document your #BigIftar! Take pictures of your food, spreads, guests and gatherings, and share them with us along with stories of how it all went. Your pictures and stories will help us spread the word about menus, and stories with us so we can spread the word about #BigIftar and encourage others to host their own.

To organise a fundraising Iftar for your friends and family, and share your food with cancer patients at Shaukat Khanum Hospital, simply fill in the form below and we’ll be in touch! Remember to include your chosen date for you Iftar and let us know of any support you might require in the message box.

Why #BigIftar?

In Ramadan, we feel more urgently the importance of a healthy, balanced diet. When you’re ill it’s even more important to make sure that you’re getting the nutrients and vitamins you need to recover. Yet for poor cancer patients in Pakistan, a good meal isn’t easy to come by.

Many of our cancer patients at SKMCH are too ill to fast this month. Many more are too unwell even to eat. Vomiting, low appetite and severe weight loss caused by the disease and its treatment, has made their bodies weak. That’s why it’s vital that we provide them with the nutrients they need to get their strength back.

By helping us feed our patients, you aren’t just providing a day’s worth of sustenance, you’re paving the way to recovery, one meal at a time. Find out More.

About Ramadan

More than one billion Muslims worldwide celebrate Ramadan by fasting and appreciating the blessings given to them. Ramadan is the month on the Islamic lunar calendar during which Muslims abstain from food, drink and other sensual pleasures from break of dawn to sunset. The fast is performed to learn discipline, self-restraint and generosity, while obeying God’s commandments.

Allah (swt) told us that He made fasting fardh (compulsory) upon us so that we can develop taqwa. But does that happen to us in Ramadan? Do we really develop more taqwa? Is this reflected in our lives? And if not, is Ramadan anything more for us than a date change? Perhaps a social event at best; an enjoyable time but nothing more in terms of the blessings that it comes with for the one who has wisdom.

• Ramadan is coming! Time for some extravagant iftar parties and lots of socializing, yes?
• Iftar is the meal enjoyed at sundown during Ramadan.
• The Productive Iftar Party Schedule

Follow Us on social media for for some of the best #BigIftar stories which will be featured on IKCA Facebook.