On Tuesday 19 May, six YouTubers - Mohamed Moshaya, Noor Stars, The Saudi Reporters, Anasala Family, Asrar Aref, and Omar Hussein - will attempt to gain the world record for the most views for an Iftar YouTube livestream globally. Yes, that is a thing.
The YouTubers will host the Iftar from their homes in Saudi Arabia, creating unique opportunity to welcome friends, family, and fans to celebrate and encourage the shared spirit of Ramadan together while respecting social distancing orders due to COVID-19.
The live stream will take place on MMoshaya’s YouTube channel and will start at 6pm KSA time (7pm GST) for 60 minutes.
Mohamed Moshaya, the host of the virtual iftar, revealed, “Ramadan is usually a time where friends and family gather in mosques and homes to break the fast and pray together. However, with this global pandemic, Ramadan this year feels very different, which is why I decided to enlist a couple of my friends in the YouTube community to come together and turn this moment of isolation into celebration.”
Co-hosts The Saudi Reporters chimed in with: “YouTube has always supported us creators and instilled the sense of togetherness in us, and we are very excited about being part of an attempt to break the world record for the largest virtual iftar! As The Saudi Reporters we always love to make history and reach impossible goals, so we are very excited and honoured to be a part of this experience. And as content creators and YouTubers we love entertaining people, and especially in these difficult times we feel it's our duty to do whatever we can to help people get through this pandemic even with something as small as drawing a smile on people’s faces.”
See you all at sunset at the world's largest iftar!