Iftar is evening meal taken to break the fast at sunset. It is often done as a community, with people gathering to break their fast together. In today’s 1 min read, we look at the pictures of foreign heads of states attending iftar dinners during the month of Ramadan.
President Obama last Ramadan hosted an Iftar dinner at the White house. Young Muslim leaders from across the country were invited to attend the iftar with the U.S President.
Primer Shinzo Abe hosted an iftar dinner with members of the Islamic diplomatic crop; seeking to strengthen ties with the Middle East.
Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, is seen here exchanging greetings at a special iftar hosted for war veterans, orphans and the handicapped.
Pranab Murkerjee, the current president of India, attended an iftar to help broker an understanding with the Muslim community of India. The event was well attended with Sonia Gandhi, the head of the Congress also present. Modi, the PM of India, was notably absent.
A few years back, the current President of Kosovo, Hasim Thaci (center) spent his iftar with prominent member of the Islamic community in the country and reminded everyone of their struggle for a free and independent Kosovo.
The leader of the labor party and the current PM of Canada, Justin Trudeau seen here sitting with members of Muslim community at the first iftar of Ramadan.
David Cameron attended an iftar at the Jamia Mosque in Manchester as part of his Big Iftar Campaign, aimed at encouraging the Muslim community to be more inclusive to non-Muslims.