Ramadan 2018 – what are Ifar and Suhur and what times are the meals eaten throughout the holy month?

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MILLIONS of Muslims in the UK have begun fasting in daylight hours today to observe the holy month of Ramadan.

Muslims must also prayer five times every day during Ramadan, which commemorates the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad according to Islamic belief.

 Muslims must observe five daily prayers during RamadanEPA Muslims must observe five daily prayers during Ramadan

A mosque in London created a handy timetable to help remind its following all the significant times in the holy month.

The times include when to enjoy the traditional meals of Iftar and Suhur.

 A Pakistani boy displays traditional food at his shopEPA A Pakistani boy displays traditional food at his shop

What are Iftar and Suhur?

Muslims eat two larger meals when the sun is down in Ramadan.

These are called Iftar and Suhur.

The Suhur, which is consumed in the early hours of the morning, often combines breads, potatoes, eggs and rice as well as some dairy products.

The Iftar is a blessing, often enjoyed as a community.

Fruits and vegetables are usually big parts of the Iftar, as are many delicacies unique to the Islam religion.

 A man distributes water to people that attend a dinner in a mosque in Kabul, AfghanistanEPA A man distributes water to people that attend a dinner in a mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan

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