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Dagestani Muslims organize iftars

By Jamal Fulani | Assalam | 31 Jul 2012

With the beginning of the blessed month of Ramadan Muslims perform one of the pillars of Islam - fasting. During this month Muslims should abstain from food and drink between sunrise and sunset.

In the evening, with the call of the adhan for the evening prayer - Maghrib, Muslims end their fast. Breaking fast, or iftar, - an indication that another day of fasting is over. Muslims praise Almighty Allah, while breaking fast with dates, water, or candy, and perform collective prayer, after which have a meal.

Exciting iftar parties at Prophet’s Mosque

By Yousuf Muhammad | Arab News | Madinah | 23 Jul 2012

Breaking of the fast (iftar) parties at the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah are an incredibly spiritual experience.

People sit close to each other for iftar, reflecting Muslim unity and solidarity.

Many foreign pilgrims expressed happiness at having the opportunity to break fast at the second holiest mosque for Muslims in the world.

Alabama Muslims feed the hungry during Ramadan fast

By Kay Campbell : The Huntsville Times | Friday, 26 August 2011 / Alabama

"What will convey to you what the steep road is? Emancipation of a slave, or feeding on a day of hunger an orphaned relative or a destitute pauper. Then one will be of those who believe and practice patience and practice kindness. They are the company of the right." - The Quran 90:12-18, translated by Thomas Cleary.

Chinese Muslims gather in oldest mosque for iftar dinner

Source : Anadolu Agency
Guangzhou | 25 Aug 2011

Chinese Muslims gather in the Great Mosque of Guangzhou for fast-breaking dinner every evening.

Hundreds of Muslims from several nations have their fast-breaking dinner at the Great Mosque of Guangzhou, known also as Huaisheng Mosque (Memorial of the Holy Prophet).

Rebuilt many times over its history, Huaisheng Mosque is traditionally thought to have been originally built over 1,300 years ago, which would make it one of the oldest mosques in the world. It was named in memory of Prophet Muhammad.

Vienna mayor hosts iftar dinner for Muslims

Source : Anadolu Agency
Vienna | 24 Aug 2011

Vienna Mayor Michael Haeupl hosted a fast-breaking dinner for representatives of Muslim community in Austria on Tuesday.

250 people including Turks attended the fast-breaking dinner at Vienna City Hall (Rathaus).

Delivering a speech at the dinner, Haeupl said that they had been hosting traditional fast-breaking dinner for 10 years.

Many people of foreign origin were living in Austria and it was important to live in peace in that beautiful city, he said.

Makhachkala organizes charity iftars

Source : Ibrahim Abdulaev | IslamDag.info
Makhachkala | 23 Aug 2011

(IslamDag) - It has become an annual tradition to organize charity iftars - fast breaking dinners during Ramadan in Makhachkala, Dagestani capital. Central Jum`a Mosque courtyard is filled with tables for Muslims to break their fast.

With the onset of evening prayer Dagestani Muslims break their fast with dates and fruits and proceed for maghrib prayers. Later they are served with heavy meals and refreshments. Around 300 people young and old attend iftar dinners provided by anonymous sponsors.

"Turkish Day" at Ramadan tent in Moscow

Source : Anadolu Agency
Moscow | 22 Aug 2011

The fast-breaking dinner took place in a tent erected by the Russian Council of Muftis.

More than 700 guests attended a fast-breaking dinner hosted by the Turkish Embassy in Moscow on Sunday as part of the "Turkish Day".

The fast-breaking dinner took place in a tent erected by the Russian Council of Muftis.

Chairperson of the Russian Council of Muftis Ravil Gaynuddin, Istanbul Mufti Prof. Dr. Mustafa Cagrici and diplomats with the Turkish Embassy attended the fast-breaking dinner.

Ramadan tent in Moscow offers festive activities

Source : Cihan news agency
Moscow | 18 Aug 2011

A Ramadan tent set up in the Russian capital of Moscow offers iftar dinners and festive Ramadan activities for locals and Muslims who live in the city.

Worshippers relish traditional Madinah hospitality

Source : Yousuf Muhammad | Arab News
MADINAH | 18 Aug 2011

Serving iftar meals to help visitors to the Prophet’s Mosque break their fast is part of the rich tradition of the people of Madinah that dates back to the period of the Prophet (peace be upon him).

They lay out hundreds of thousands of iftar meals on sufras (plastic table spreads) to feed visitors to the mosque every evening throughout the holy month. These sufras, which make the longest dining table on the face of the earth, in a way reflect the immense hospitality of the people of Madinah.

Ramadan in Dubai: a month of soaring food waste?

Source : Jason Benham & Warda Al-Jawahiry | Reuters
DUBAI | 16 Aug 2011

Hundreds of Asian laborers sit silently on the floor outside Dubai’s Fatima Hassan Mosque in front of plates laden with fruit, pakoras and biryani as they wait patiently in the energy-sapping humidity to begin their Ramadan iftar.

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