Tower Hamlets Homes, The East London Mosque, Tower Hamlets Interfaith Forum, and the City of London Corporation hosted a virtual iftar to mark the breaking of the Ramadan fast on Friday, 7 May.
The highlight of the community Iftar was reciting and broadcasting the Adhan, the Muslim call to prayer, at sunset from London's iconic Tower Bridge.
As part of the event, from 5.30 pm onwards, two community organisations - Shadwell's Darul Ummah and Neighbours in Poplar - supported by local residents' organisations delivered over 1000 hot iftar meals to vulnerable and elderly residents.
Both organisations have provided support to vulnerable residents in the community for the duration of the pandemic, in the way of food parcels, hot cooked meals, collecting and delivering prescriptions and essentials, and befriending those unable to go out.
Audiences tuned in on Zoom and Facebook to hear short speeches from Mayor of Tower Hamlets, John Biggs; Catherine McGuinness, Policy Chair of City of London Corporation; Reverend Alan Green, Chair of the Tower Hamlets Interfaith Forum; Susmita Sen, chief executive of Tower Hamlets Homes; and local MPs Rushanara Ali and Apsana Begum.
Also speaking were leaders of different faiths, including Iman Sheikh Mohammed Mahmoud (Senior Imam of East London Mosque), Leon Silver ( President of Nelson Street Synagogue), Ram Chandra Saha ( Vivekananda Human Centre) and Mathew Bolton of Citizens UK representing other faith and non-faith organisations.
Calling the Adhan on Tower Bridge was Kazi Shafiqur Rahman.
You can watch the video in full below: