Photos: Muslims around the world break their fast with Iftar

Updated: Jun 01, 2017, 13:58 IST
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    Muslims in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, during the Iftar meal.
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    A picture taken with a fisheye lens at the Dubai Marina neighbourhood on Mshows Muslims waiting prior to breaking fast at an Iftar outside a mosque during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan.
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    Muslims pray after Iftar (breaking fast) at a mosque in the Dubai Marina neighbourhood.
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    A Pakistani volunteer distributes Iftar food for residents to break their fast along a street in Karachi.
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    Shiite Muslims break their fast during the Iftar dinner at Emamzadeh Saleh mosque in Tajrish square in northern Tehran.
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    A boy arranges rows of food for Iftar, the time for breaking the fast during the first day of the month of Ramadan at Wallajah Mosque in Chennai.
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    A boy arranges rows of food for Iftar, the time for breaking the fast during the first day of the month of Ramadan in Guwahati.
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    The world's nearly 1.5 billion Muslims on May 27 this year, began Ramadan, the holy month of dawn-to-dusk fasting and prayers.
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    Ramadan is sacred to Muslims because tradition says the Koran was revealed to the Prophet Mohammed during that month.
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    Muslims throughout the world are marking the month of Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar during which Muslims fast from dawn until dusk.
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    Muslims celebrate the month of Ramadan by abstaining from eating, drinking, and smoking as well as sexual activities.
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    Motorcyclists ride past plates of Iftar foods placed for residents to break their fast along a street in Karachi, Pakistan.
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    A volunteer prepares plates of Iftar foods for residents to break their fast in Karachi, Pakistan.
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    Men prepare food for Iftar, the breaking of the day's fast, as part of the holy month of Ramadan in Pakistan.
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    Many Muslims believe that feeding someone iftar as a form of charity is very rewarding and that such was practised by the Prophet Muhammad.
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    Iftar is one of the religious observances of Ramadan and is often done as a community, with people gathering to break their fast together.
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    Traditionally but not mandatory, three dates are eaten to break the fast in emulation of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad, who broke his fast in this manner.
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    Iftar is taken right after Maghrib time, which is around sunset.
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Muslims worldwide break their fast, with a meal known as the 'Iftar' during the holy month of Ramadan. All pics/AFP

 

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