A kid queues up to get food in an event called ‘Iftar’ organized by Ikatan Muslimin Malaysia (ISMA) in the month of Ramadhan. 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, a date is the first thing to be consumed when the fast is broken.
In Malaysia, iftar is also called “berbuka puasa”. As usual, the Muslims break the fast with either dried or fresh dates. There are various foodstuffs from the Malaysian cuisine available in Bazaar Ramadhan (local food markets which are open during fasting month) such as sugarcane juice, nasi lemak, laksa, ayam percek, nasi ayam, satay and others. Besides, there are many exclusive restaurants and hotels providing special iftar and dinner packages for those who want to break the fast outside with the families and friends. Even most of the mosques in Malaysia also provide free bubur lambok (rice porridge) after asar prayer.