The community gathered to break the fast together in the Islamic holy month.

Bolton Wanderers in the Community held a iftar event, the second it has staged.

Hosted in the 1877 Suite at the Toughsheet Community Stadium, BWitC had more that 120 people in attendance at the event, including Club Chairman Sharon Brittan, Mayor of Bolton Cllr Mohammed Ayub, Imam Imran Hussein and Leader of Bolton Council, Cllr Nick Peel.

Iftar is the evening meal Muslims eat in Ramadan after fasting from sunrise to sunset.

A spokesman for BWitC said: "After breaking the fast, guests were invited to observe the Maghrib Prayer, before enjoying a delicious buffet of lamb curry, vegetarian curry, samosas, and roti, followed by Shahi halwa for dessert.

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"Aside from all those who attended and contributed to the event, Bolton Wanderers in the Community would like to thank Shabnum Bashir for all her incredibly hard work planning and delivering this event, as well as Bolton Solidarity Community Association and Bolton Stadium Hotel."

The event included a Quran recitation, powerful words from Imam Imran Hussein, graduate of Al Azhar University in Cairo and speeches from Sharon and CEO of Bolton Wanderers in the Community and club chaplain, Phil Mason.

Guests heard from teachers at St.Michael’s Primary School about their reflections on Ramadan and showcasing some of their pupils’ work, followed by a Nasheed performance from Mohammad Rahim Khan, aged seven, before Mus’ab Abdul-Karim, aged 10, led the group in a call to prayer.

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Ramadan is the holy month where Muslims abstain from eating and drinking to think of those less fortunate and to focus on their relationship with God.

Mr Mason, said last year that as a club they are keen to celebrate the diversity of the town. 

He said: “A project that is very close to our hearts is the unity project within the club because that is all about peace, understanding and celebrating that wonderful diversity we have in Bolton. "