Iftar is the fast-breaking meal eaten by Muslims during the month of Ramadan immediately after sunset. RFE/RL takes a look at the meals prepared for the faithful in our regions and worldwide.
An iftar meal in Karachi, Pakistan, on March 26 awaits the faithful who have been fasting.
Muslims around the world celebrate Ramadan, the holiest month of the Islamic calendar, by praying during the night and abstaining from eating, drinking, and sexual activity during the period between sunrise and sunset.
An iftar meal in Tehran
An iftar meal in Kabul
Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, and it is believed that the revelation of the first verse in the Koran was during its last 10 nights.
An iftar meal in Adiyaman, Turkey
Nusa village, Aceh Besar, Indonesia
A Muslim devotee prepares bowls of iftar food at the Wallajah Mosque in Chennai, India.
Iftar meals are set out inside a shelter at a camp for internally displaced people in Sanaa, Yemen.
Shah Alam, Malaysia
Freetown, Sierra Leone
Iftar food bought with donations will be distributed to nearly 500 people at the Jamiatul Haque Mosque in Freetown.
Source: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty