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1000-meter Iftar table in Tehran brings together Iranians, Iraqis

Iranians and Iraqis share Iftar at a 1000-meter-long table in Tehran, on April 7, 2023.

Iranians and the Iraqis residing in the Iranian capital, Tehran, have broken their fast together at a 1000-meter-long Iftar table in a show of love and bond between the two neighboring nations.

The Iftar table was laid out at Tehran’s southern Dolat Abad neighborhood this week, on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Imam Hassan, the grandson of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him) and the second Shia Imam.

It was the second year that the event was held at Dolat Abad’s Quds Boulevard.

The Iftar ceremony was organized by Iraqi tents and special stands, called Moukeb in Arabic, in an attempt to create friendship among the fasting people.

Tehran’s Dolat Abad is home to many Iraqis who have immigrated to Iran over the past years.

During the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims abstain from food and drink from sunrise to sunset. They break their fast after an evening prayer with a meal called Ifṭar, usually a communal event with friends and family. 

Worshipers also engage in activities such as increased prayer and giving more to charity.

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