#BigIftar challenge 2.0 – Iftar in a Pandemic

Ramadan Iftar plans cancelled due to the pandemic? You can still reap the rewards of sharing your Iftar with the needy!

This is ‘Iftar 2.0’ in the time of a pandemic and we encourage donors and supporters to stay home and stay safe. Things may seem challenging this Ramadan, but we’re giving you the chance to turn an ordinary family Iftar into an opportunity to feed poor cancer patients at Shaukat Khanum Hospital.

‘Ibn ‘Umar never used to take his meal unless a poor man was called to eat with him.’ (Bukhari: Narrated by Nafi’)

Sign up for our #BigIftar challenge 2.0 . Every member of your family can donate the cost of their Iftar meal towards feeding a cancer patient at Shaukat Khanum Hospital. That’s right, the full cost of their meal. Remember, that includes the cost of drinks, desert/sweets and any after-meal snacks or fruits you have throughout the night…even your tea!

Feed the poor, not the privileged!

With social distancing and self-isolation being vital to staying safe at this time, hosting an Iftar for extended family and/or friends might not be possible this Ramadan. But don’t let this stop you from reaping the rewards of feeding the hungry while you break your fast!

Rasulullah (ﷺ) said “The worst food is the food of a wedding banquet, in which the rich are invited and the poor are left out.” (Muslim: Narrated by Abu Huraira)

Instead of hosting an Iftar, this is the perfect opportunity to feed the needy. You can encourage friends and family to do the same.

Encourage social awareness and a better appreciation for the value of food!

Joining the #BigIftar challenge 2.0 at this time of global difficulty means you’ll be encouraging social awareness in your family, and a better appreciation for the cost and value of the food we take for granted. All the money you collect and donate will go towards feeding cancer patients at Shaukat Khanum Hospital. Thanks to donor support, these patients receive free treatment but are often in want of a meal or the nutrients they need to recover their strength and fight back at cancer.

How it works

  • Pick any night that suits you.
  • Tell the family they will need to match the price of everything they eat in donations.
  • Fill in the form below to let us know you are hosting a #BigIftar 2.0.
  • Don’t be shy about asking for our help! – if you need advice or information get in touch: 01274 424 444.
  • Ask us for marketing material – we can send you IKCA branded merchandise and material like flyers, pens, balloons and collection boxes.
  • Host your Iftar with your family and raise much needed funds for our patients.
  • Document your #BigIftar 2.0! Take pictures and share your stories with us and on social media to help encourage others.

To organise a fundraising Iftar with your 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 your Iftar and let us know of any support you might require in the message box.


Why #BigIftar?

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.

And they give food in spite of love for it to the needy, the orphan, and the captive [Holy Qur’an 76:8]

In Ramadan, we feel more urgently the benefits of a healthy, balanced diet. Getting the right nutrients and vitamins becomes even more important when you’re ill. Yet for poor cancer patients in Pakistan, a good meal isn’t easy to come by.

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.

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