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'Azan' reverberates through Wembley Stadium for mass iftar [NSTTV]

KUALA LUMPUR: Azan, or call to prayer, was heard at London’s iconic Wembley Stadium for the first time during a mass breaking of fast programme there.

The event was recorded in video and shared by IlmFeed through Facebook (FB) and had garnered 68,000 views and 1,967 shares.

Netizens were touched with such initiative and hoped that it would be expanded across the United Kingdom.

The mass iftar is held between May 28 and June 3 at iconic locations in London with hashtag #MakingHistory.

(File pix) Mass iftar was conducted at Wembley Stadium, London on May 28, 2019. Screengrab from social media

It was part of the ‘Ramadan Tent Project’ to enhance understanding on fasting, Islam and Ramadan among non-Muslims.

The annual programme, now in its sixth year, invites people from all walks of life to join and break fast at different locations.

Trafalgar Square in London was also selected for the first time for the programme.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan through his Twitter account said it was a “real honour to break fast with Londoners of all faiths and backgrounds”.

He also wished to convey a clear message about the diversity in London which has been its strength.

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