Iftar or Ftour is the shared meal eaten at sunset during Ramadan to break the fasting of the day.
Muslims break their fast at the time of the call to prayer for the evening prayer.
Iftar is often done as a community, with people gathering to break their fast together.
Iftar is taken around sunset. Feeding others at Iftar is a form of charity, which was first practiced by the Prophet Mohammed and is seen to be an act of good Muslim faith.
Many Muslims break their fast by eating three dates, as this is said to have been the way that the prophet began his iftar.
An Iftar meal generally includes fruit juices, harira soup, boiled eggs, dates and sweet pastries along side other favourite family dishes.
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