For fasting Muslims, Ramadan is a holy time of reflection and spiritual grounding. Fasting becomes a way to purge sins and, sometimes, even bring bodies into greater health.
In the spirit of sharing and caring, the love flows from Muslims to non-Muslims, and the Iftar table symbolises not only the breaking of bread after fasting, but also an invitation into a sacred custom.
When invited to an Iftar, you cannot decline, save for being confined to a hospital bed or being away from the country. An invitation to break fast should be cherished and held with utmost regard.
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