Iftar means to end daily Ramadhan fasting at sunset, as soon as possible after hearing call for prayer. Iftar together means some people have an arranged iftar at the same place and time.
What's good about iftar together is that iftar can strengthen the bound among the members whether they are collegas or friends or extended family members.
What's bad from iftar together is when the meal is too much. Too much food and drinks lead to too much wasted food. Just don't do iftar together if you just want to show off. Don't!
Iftar together should be something nice and meaningful. Wasting food is bad, very bad. But wasting time is even worse. Having iftar together broaden the risk of doing the pray late. Too many people means too much time to spend for taking wudhu and seeking for the row in sholat. Don't do iftar together unless there's a guarantee that you won't miss your obligation.
So, how can we run a good iftar together? First, make sure that the space is enough for everyone to seat. We don't want to eat without sitting, right? You know it's forbidden to eat by standing.
Second, make sure that the menu is simple. Delicious is a must but it doesn't mean we have to spend too many varieties of food to make them blend deliciously inside our stomach. It's our tongue that tastes, not our stomach, right?
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Third, make sure that there's enough space and time to pray. It's a shame to miss the pray in order to eat, right?
Well, when those rules are here, it's okay to have iftar together. Have a happy iftar, guys.
This article is to answer BEC's Weekly Challenge #25: Iftar Together.