last iftar

Tips for being healthy this Ramadan:

1) Don’t skip Suhoor!
2) Don’t overeat during Iftar. That last samosa will be just fine without you.
3) Drink plenty of water, especially throughout the evening and night until you go to sleep.
4) Fasting doesn’t mean you can’t exercise- but don’t overexert yourself.
5) Eat fiber rich foods (vegetables, whole grains etc.) as much as possible.
6) Skip dessert and have some dates instead- you won’t regret it.
7) Take naps! This way, you can make it to taraweeh and try to make the night prayer.
8) Help your mom as much as possible. This is always good for you. Always.

—  AbdelRahman Murphy

Biggest Iftar in the World

Masjid al-Haram in Madinah witnesses the biggest Iftar in the world.

More than 12,000 meters of table cloth are stretched daily for Iftar in the mosque

Serving approximately 300 000 Muslims a day, the daily cost is approximately 1 million Saudi riyals (around $290,000).

Consumption includes 130 000 litres of Zamzam, 50 000 litres of arabic coffee, 300 000 bread rolls, 50 000 litres of yoghurt & milk and 50 000 litres of fruit juices, 40 tonnes of dates DAILY.

The iftars don’t last more than 15 minutes. The meal is sponsored by various benefactors.

The number of dates consumed daily by worshippers in the Masjid al-Haram is estimated to be more than 5 million pieces.

15 minutes after the fast ends, the entire Masjid is spotless without signs of any food or drink.