By Jeremy Khalil on May 22, 2018
Held for the fourth consecutive year, Iftar@KL has been attracting not just Muslims but also non-Muslims and foreigners. Sitting side by side on traditional woven mat, everyone will be served with customary Ramadan fare such as bubur lambuk (spiced rice porridge), dates, cakes and even rice and side dishes. Once seated, all participants of Iftar@KL are required to wait for the evening (Maghrib) call to prayer (adzan) before eating and drinking. Those who instead prefer to picnic on the grassy Dataran Merdeka for iftar are also welcome, provided they maintain cleanliness. Last year’s Iftar@KL was participated by over 80,000 people spread over three weekends.
Below are the weekends that Iftar@KL is held in 2018:
After iftar, there are plenty of activities that the public can witness such as nasheed (Islamic spiritual songs) and marhaban (songs praising the prophet Muhammad) performances, Quran recitations and Islamic lectures. Besides, there are also 20 units of food trucks, mobile Muslim prayer room, public service mobile counters for Malaysians to make payments or settle their outstanding compounds, including mobile counter for Muslims to pay the obligatory zakat (alms).