Iftar – It is also called futoor (an Arabic term for breakfast) and is a meal that is held daily at sunset in the month of Ramadan. It is one of the religious observances in the month of Ramadan, which is often done by a gathering of Muslims to break their fast together. Iftar is also the fast-breaking evening food of Muslims at the time of adhan of the Maghrib prayer in the month of Ramadan. It is like a dinner with a spiritual experience. During fasting, individuals experience hunger and thirst that discovers the importance of water and food for life.
Fasting is the important pillar of Ramadan and starts in the early morning after sehri and ends at sunset. Devotees do not consume any food or drink from sunrise to sunset during fasting. Muslims break their fast with iftar after evening prayer and sunset. During fasting, devotees must avoid illegal activities like abusive words, and angry, and also avoid sexual relationships with their partners.
Generally, fasting is observed between sunrise to sunset but Muslims, who live in the polar region, observe or follow the timings of Mecca. It is important to note that fasting is not compulsory for old people or people with several serious medical issues.