In 2014, as in previous years, Hiroshima Islamic Cultural Center organized a grand Iftar in every single day of Ramadan to open the chance for all Muslims and their families to gather with their friends and have the Iftar together. That is to let all Muslims feel the spirits of Ramadan while they are far away from their own families.
The grand Iftar was organized in such a way that revealed the strong brotherhood among Muslims living in Hiroshima and how are they willing to help each other. Mainly, each day was reserved for a voluntary group to prepare the menu of Iftar. Others join that day's Iftar, help in cleaning while waiting eagerly their turn to serve the Iftar for other Muslims.
To be more efficient and precise regarding the amount of food served each day, the ingredients of the menu were mostly bought by the Islamic center. Muslims were encouraged to donate instead of bringing the ingredients by themselves.
By Maghreb, Muslims break their fast in by having water, dates and fruits. After praying Maghreb in jama'ah (congregation), they go down to the dining room where the food is served.
Everyday, 90 brothers and sisters, on an average, attended the grand Iftar with a peak of 150. Many Muslim-friends, from different nationalities, were invited to join the grand Iftar. That is to convey the message of solidarity, love and mercy that Muslims live, especially in the month of Ramadan.