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    fast Iftar Sahar

    When fasting, we call the meal before the sunrise 'Sahar' and the one after the sunset 'Iftar'. What do you call them?

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    Re: fast Iftar Sahar

    Those of who who don't fast call the first meal of the day 'breakfast', and the last 'dinner' or 'supper'.

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    Re: fast Iftar Sahar

    You will notice, however, that the word "breakfast" is made up of two words - "break" and "fast". You need to remember that fasting is done by only some cultures and religions. People who don't fast probably won't have a word for meals eaten by those who do.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: fast Iftar Sahar

    ***NOT A TEACHER***

    Iftar: a fast-breaking meal.
    Suhur/Sahar: a pre-dawn meal.

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    Re: fast Iftar Sahar

    That's exactly the same information that atabitaraf gave us in the first post, Odessa Dawn. Were you actually answering the question "What do you call them?"
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    Re: fast Iftar Sahar

    I have no words for them as I don't fast, so I would use the words used by whoever was fasting.

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    Re: fast Iftar Sahar

    Yes, ems. Please note that Muslims start their fast before dawn, not before the sunrise. Thanks.

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    Re: fast Iftar Sahar

    For many English speakers, sunrise and dawn are the same thing.
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    Re: fast Iftar Sahar

    Good information to me, I had thought that most people fast some time. Christians: near spring and Jews some other time.

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    Re: fast Iftar Sahar

    You seem to be assuming that "most" people follow a religion and that those who do, follow it strictly. That is certainly not the case in the UK.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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