Definitions

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

Etymologies

From Arabic إفطار (ʾifṭār) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Companies are scaling back the events, called iftar receptions, seen as important opportunities to network with business partners against the backdrop of some of the city's most luxurious hotels.

    Ramadan Feels the Pinch

  • And I want to quickly just show you, if you can see, there's, of course, a holy Muslim month of Ramadan right now and every day they break fast in a meal that is called iftar just as the sun sets.

    CNN Transcript Oct 15, 2005

  • That signal was "iftar" -- the moment when Muslims observing the holy months of Ramadan break their daily fast.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • The fast is broken each day with a celebratory meal called an iftar.

    NPR Topics: News

  • T. S Gopinanthan Nair, secretary of Nair Service Society, a Hindu outfit, termed the iftar as a good example of communal harmony.

    Medindia Health News

  • At night, a meal and prayer known as iftar breaks the fast and it is resumed the following morning.

    Iowa State Daily

  • Laila Al-Marayati, a family physician and spokeswoman for the Muslim Woman's League in Los Angeles, said pregnant and nursing women can meet their caloric needs during "iftar," the Ramadan sunset meal that breaks the fast, and "suhur," the pre-dawn breakfast many Muslims use to fuel themselves for the fast ahead.

    Ramadan Fast A Challenge For Pregnant, Nursing Women

  • Muslims, through their various organizations and charitable giving and rituals such as iftar meals during Ramadan, do an admirable job of meeting these needs.

    Eboo Patel: This Ramadan, America Needs Its Muslims

  • And the deliciously sugary and buttery food eaten during the huge "iftar" dinner was well worth the wait.

    Annelle Sheline: A Female Perspective on Ramadan in Cairo

  • Founding Fathers: dozens of Muslim-American men and women in politics, government, business, academia, faith and activism, all his guests at a White House "iftar," the evening meal that breaks the daily fast during the holy month of Ramadan.

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