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Suhoor (Arabic: سحور lit. of the dawn, pre-dawn meal‎), also called Sehur, Sehri, Sahari and Sahur in other languages, is an Islamic term referring to the meal consumed early in the morning by Muslims before fasting, sawm, before sun dawn during the Islamic month of Ramadan. The meal is eaten before fajr prayer, or dawn.[1] Suhoor as the morning meal is matched by Iftar as the evening meal, during Ramadan, replacing the traditional three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner),[2] although in some places dinner is also consumed after Iftar later during the night. Being the last meal eaten by Muslims before fasting from dawn to sunset during the month of Ramadan, Suhoor is regarded by Islamic traditions as a benefit of the blessings in that it allows the person fasting to avoid the crankiness or the weakness caused by the fast.

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  1. ^ BBC - Schools - Religion - Islam, retrieved 11 April 2010 
  2. ^ BBC - Schools - Religion - Islam, retrieved 11 April 2010 

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