Iftar (Arabic: إفطار), refers to the evening meal when Muslims break their fast during the Islamic month of Ramadan. Iftar is one of the religious observances of Ramadan and is often done as a community, with people gathering to break their fast together. Iftar is done right after Maghrib (sunset) time. Traditionally, three dates are eaten to break the fast. This here is a typical iftar meal in my home, I usually serve a couple desserts as well and most of the time wait at least 3 hours to serve a meal such as Moroccan tagine. The items in the picture are quite healthy, oat soup, homemade wheat bread, tomato salad with red onions and goat cheese, fruit, Indian chai, and a traditional chicken and olive tagine and of course you can't break your fast in my home without dates. The dates served tonight I believe are called "Rothana" and are found just about anywhere this time of year, sold for about $2 a kilo. These particular dates are very juice, the yellow top is slightly bitter but when left out room temperature they will ripen in a day or two, they however must be stored in the refrigerator.