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or If·tar  (ĭf′tär′)
n. Islam
The evening meal that breaks the daily fast during Ramadan, traditionally featuring the fruit of the date palm as a first course.

[Arabic 'ifṭār, verbal noun of 'afṭara, to break a fast, from faṭara, to break; see pṭr in Semitic roots.]
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(ˈɪftɑː) or


(Islam) the meal eaten by Muslims to break their fast after sunset every day during Ramadan
[from Arabic iftar the breaking of the fast; compare Id-ul-Fitr]
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JS Bank in collaboration with its charitable partner, Mahvash and Jahangir Siddiqui Foundation (MJSF) organized Iftars for underprivileged people across Pakistan during the month of Ramzan.
Churches and synagogues joined mosques in hosting interfaith iftars
Known for its lavish Iftars, the Samajwadi Party organised the event at its headquarters in Lucknow every year irrespective of whether being in power or out of it.
Ramadan volunteers of Al Ihsan Charity Association giving Iftars at traffic signal in Ajman.
'Those well to do in Karachi are actively arranging these public iftars in spite of rising inflation,' said Imranul Haq, a volunteer for a local welfare organisation.
'We also provide separate seating area for families who attend the iftar.' Besides organising iftars during Ramadan, the group also supplies cold water and juice to construction workers during peak summers.
In Uzbekistan, Muslim families hold mass iftars and invite neighbours, relatives, and friends to attend.
For corporate Iftars or large family gatherings, Majestic Ballroom at Ramada Hotel & Suites Ajman presents exclusive Iftar package starting at AED80/ per person for a minimum of 150 confirmed guests.
The Pashtuns, Balochis and Tajiks combine iftar with dinner and it is customary for wealthy individuals to host community iftars banquets open to all.
" Voters in UP are not sophisticated to be able to understand the AICC decision to visit Madrasas and distribute grains to the poor than hosting lavish Iftars at five star hotels," said Mathur.
Collective Iftar at Mosques is also becoming a known phenomenon in federal capital and numbers of people participate in these collective iftars.
It is also the time for grand Iftars and long relaxed evenings with friends and families.