Festival Recipes

Ramadan 2020

Significance of  Iftar

And How to Break Your Fast

During the month of Ramadan,  Muslims refrain from taking any morsel of food or sip of water the entire day, until the sunset. In the evenings they gather together for Iftar and break their fasts.

The holy month of Ramadan, or Ramzan,  started from Thursday, April  24   in 2020. This auspicious month of Ramadan is very significant in the Islamic faith. It is said that during this pious while the devils are chained behind the closed door of hell. It was in the month of Ramadan, that the Quran was first revealed to Prophet  Muhammad on the glorious night of Laylat al-Qadr. Muslims across the world, wake up early,  read their prayers and observe ritualistic fasts( roze). The fasts are a mark of devotion towards God a symbolic way to let go of worldly pleasures.  During these auspicious days, Muslims refrain from taking any morsel of food or a sip of water the entire day, until the sunset. In the evenings they gather together for Iftar and break their fasts.

Ramadan 2020:

Significance of Iftar

Iftar literally means to ‘break’. In the context of Ramadan fasting,  it means to break the day-long fast. At sunset, families gather to break the fast with a meal known as Iftar.  But, before heading for Iftar they break their before heading for Iftar they break their fast with dates, after which they adjourn for Maghrib prayer- one of the final prayers for the day. It is said that Prophet Muhammad broke his fast with three dates and water.

Written By

I am Anju, an optimistic person, foodepreneur who loves cooking, traveling and gardening. I love to experiment in the kitchen.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Get more recipes like this

Subscribe to our mailing list and get delicious tested recipes, timeless and tasty meal ideas, and the inspiration to keep you cooking - directly to your inbox.