ic for breakfast
, derived from the 3 letter Arab
ic root verb Fa Ta Ra. although not mandatory, it is preferable that one break a fasting by first eating palm tree date
s as the prophet Mohammed
used to do, modern nutrition
ists experts believe this is a good move, considering the high amount of fiber
s and fructose
contained in dates and its ease of digestion.
Muslims break their fasting after first hearing the first prayer
calls for Maghrib (dusk) prayer, usually around 5 pm or 6 pm depending if Ramadhan
falls in summer or winter since Ramadhan is determined by the lunar calendar
and it is the 9th month.
After eating lightly, Muslims would go to prayer and come back to continue their iftar by eating more.