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Ramadan

The ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. Most Muslims are required to fast from sunrise to sunset during Ramadan. Economically, the use of electricity and the purchase of food and medicine may increase during Ramadan in Muslim-majority areas, due to the physical hardships of adjusting one's schedule from eating during the day to eating at night.
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Before the Iftaar, Ambassador Timken and CG Powell opened an exhibition about American mosques at the Frankfurt City Library's international branch, located in the Gallus district where many Muslims and other people with immigrant backgrounds live.
The breaking of the fast, or iftaar, begins at dusk by eating dates.
11 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh attended Iftaar party, a feast to break Ramadan fasting by Muslims, hosted by Vice-President Hamid Ansari here on Wednesday evening.
SANJAY Dutt hosted a huge iftaar party which was clubbed with the promotion of his next release Sohail Maklai's Knock Out .
Embassy officials have also engaged Muslim groups through other events, such as an Iftaar dinner hosted at the American Cultural Center and several similar events.
One should exercise either before Sehri (meal before dawn) or after Iftaar (meal after sunset).
ISLAMABAD -- The Turkish Airlines, Islamabad, on Monday provided Iftaar boxes to more than 400 poor people here at Polyclinic hospital.
I mean, that is the time one can really enjoy Iftaar parties.
At an Iftaar party at his residence last week, Singh had dismissed the controversy by describing the remarks as " a joke".
Embassy hosted a series of Iftaar dinners during Ramadan, met with traditional Muslim leaders in Kiota and with Islamic leaders at the Islamic University in Say, enhanced existing relationships with Islamic journalists, and presented programs at French/Arabic bilingual schools.
Truck and tractors would only be allowed to enter the city after Iftaar timing.
The court issued the ruling during the hearing of a petition filed by Advocate Azhar Siddique against load-shedding in the duration of Sehri and Iftaar.