Q. Does the time of Iftaar only commence after the completion of Azaan? I have been to some Masaajid in which Iftaar only commences after the completion of Azaan?
A. The end of a fast (Iftaar) is at sunset time. (Kifaayatul Mufti 4/249)
Accordingly, a fasting person should end his fast at sunset time and should not delay it up until the completion of the Azaan. Rasoolullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said:
“The people will remain on the right path as long as they hasten in breaking the fast.” (Bukhari)
Allah Ta’ala Knows Best
Mufti Ismaeel Bassa