Military veterans will join Muslims this evening to celebrate Iftar.

The London Fatwa Council will welcome guests to Colindale as part of the monthly observance of Ramadan.

Iftar is the daily meal at the end of each day of Ramadan when fasting finishes.

This event will focus on how faith can play a role in helping integrate ex-soldiers back into society. It will demonstrate how Iftar is a time to reflect and build relations between people of all backgrounds.

The event is part of the nationwide ‘The Big Iftar’ initiative, which is organised by Faiths Forum for London. Launched in 2012, ‘The Big Iftar’ has provided a platform for Iftars to take place in homes, community centres, synagogues, parks, town squares, schools and more.

Faiths Forum for London director, Mustafa Field, said: “Ramadan is a time for communities to come together. The Big Iftar is open to anyone whether you are Muslim or not and we welcome people of all faiths and backgrounds. The recent Christchurch mosque shootings show us that it is more important than ever that we stand together and continue showing solidarity with victims of terrorism and hate crime.

"These events enable people from all walks of life to come together and break bread with their neighbours. Let’s all show our defiance in the face of anyone who might try cause division in our society, a society which has a proud heritage of welcoming and including everyone.”

The event is open to the public to attend.

Monday May 20 (tonight) 8pm - 10pm. 9 Sheaveshill Parade, Sheaveshill Avenue, NW9 6RS