Muslim men break the Ramadan fast at Boeung Kak’s al-Serkal Mosque on Monday. Athena Zelandonii
Muslims gather to break first fast
Fri, 10 June 2016 ppp
The first day of Ramadan – Islam’s holy month of fasting and reflection – was on Monday this week, and was followed by the first iftar – the evening meal that breaks the daily fast lasting from sunrise to sunset.
At Boeung Kak’s al-Serkal Mosque, about 200 Muslim men sat down at 6:23pm to first eat a single date and then a bowl of curry and rice, washed down with a can of Coca Cola, before heading inside to pray.
All Muslims apart from those younger than 15, pregnant woman, those who have just given birth, the sick or long-distance travellers are expected to fast during ramadan.