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  1. iftar(Noun)

    the evening meal (of dates) that breaks each day's fast during Ramadan

  2. Origin: From إفطار

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  1. Iftar

    Iftar, refers to the evening meal when Muslims break their fast during the Islamic month of Ramadan. Iftar is one of the religious observances of Ramadan and is often done as a community, with people gathering to break their fast together. Iftar is done right after Maghrib time. Traditionally, three dates are eaten to break the fast, in the tradition of the prophet Muhammed, who broke his fast in this manner. Many Muslims believe that feeding someone iftar as a form of charity is very rewarding and that it was practiced by Prophet Muhammad. A H Qasmi provides this information for breaking the fast to say this prayer at the time of Iftar: according to the Majlis publication of South Africa:

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