IFTAR or IFTAREE (Breaking of Fast during
the Islamic month of Ramadan)
Iftar, refers to the
evening meal for
breaking the daily fast
during the Islamic
month of Ramadan. Or
a meal served at the
end of the fasting day
during Ramadan, to break the day's fast.
Literally, "breakfast." Iftar during Ramadan is
often done as a community, with Muslims
gathering to break their fast together.
The time for Iftar is 12 to 15 minutes after
Sunset. It is better to offer 'Magrib Namaz/
salat' and then break one's fast, preferably
with water, milk or dates.
The following Dua may be recited at the
time of breaking one's fast:
ALLAAHUMMA LAKA S'UMTU WA A'LAA
RIZQIKA AFT'ARTU WA A'LAYKA
O my Allah, for Thee, I fast, and with the
food Thou gives me I break the fast, and I
rely on Thee
Ameer ul-Moomineen Ali Ibne Abi Taalib
(A.S.) used to recite the following du'a
BISMILLAAH ALLAAHUMMA LAKA S'UMNAA
WA A'LAA RIZQIKA AFT'ARNAA FA-
TAQABBAL MINNAA INNAKA ANTAS
In the name of Allah, O Allah, we fast, and
with the food Thou gives us we break the
fast, an obligation we fulfill, and Thou art
While taking the first mouthful recite:
BISMILLAAHIR RAH'MAANIR RAH'EEM YAA
WAASI-A'L MAGHFIRATI IGHFIR LEE
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the
Merciful, O He whose indulgence is
boundless, forgive me
Recite Soorah Al-Qadr and give alms in the
name of Allah (SWT).
Power of Dua at the time of Iftaar, Iftaree
(Fast breaking during Ramadan)
Once Prophet Moosa
/ Musa / Moses
(peace be upon him)
asked Almighty Allah
(SWT): O Allah! You
have granted me the honor and privilege
of talking to you directly, Have you given
this privilege to any other person?
Almighty Allah (SWT) replied, O Moosa /
Musa / Moses during the last period I am
going to send an Ummat / Ummah
(Community or Nation), who will be the
Ummat / Ummah (Community or Nation)
of Muhammad (SAW) with dry lips, parched
tongues, emaciated body with eyes sunken
deep into their sockets, with livers dry and
stomachs suffering the pangs of hunger -
will call out to me (in dua) they will be
much much closer to me than you O
Moosa / Musa / Moses! While you speak to
me there are 70000 veils between you and
me but at the time of iftaar there will not
be a single veil between me and the fasting
Ummati of Muhammad (SAW). O Moosa /
Musa / Moses I have taken upon myself the
responsibility that at the time of iftaar I will
never refuse the dua of a fasting person!
KEEP YOURSELF OCCUPIED WITH DUA
BEFORE BREAKING YOUR FAST
Never underestimate the power of dua.
When nothing helps only dua helps.
Every night of Islamic month of Ramadan
do the following
Recite Soorah Al-Qadr 1000 times and
Soorah Al-Dukhaan 100 times.
ALLAAHUMMA RABBA SHAHRI
RAMAZ'AANAL LAD'EE ANZALTA FEEHIL
QUR-AANA WAFTARAZ'TA A'LAA I'BAADIKA
FEEHlS S'IYAAMA S'ALLI A'LAA
MUH'AMMADIN WA AALI MUHAMMAD
WARZUQNEE H'AJJA BAYTIKAL H'ARAAM
FEE A'AMEE HAAD'AA WA FEE KULLI A'AM
WAGHFIR LEE TILKAD'D'UNOOBAL I'Z'AAM
FA-INNAHOO LAA YAGHFIRUHAA
GHAYRUKA YAA RAH'MAAN YAA A'LLAAM
O Allah, the Lord, (this is) the month of
Ramadan, in it Thou revealed the Holy
Quran, and in it made obligatory "fasting"
upon Thy servants, send blessings on
Muhammad and on the children of
Muhammad, and provide us with the
means to go to Thy Sacred House for "Hajj"
this year and every year; and in this month
forgive my grave sins, verily, other than
Thee, no one can liberate (me) from its
consequences, O Beneficent, O Omniscient.
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