Iftar starts at the time of the Adhan of the Maghrib Prayer
Does Iftar (breaking the Fast) during Ramadan start upon hearing the Adhan (call to Prayer) of the Maghrib (Sunset) Prayer or upon seeing the setting of the sun?
According to a Hadith, the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said:
Once he was on a journey, he said to one of his Companions: "Get up and mix Sawiq (powdered barley) with water for us." He then bade him mount a camel and watches for the sunset. Once he has seen it, they would immediately break fast.
The fast is to be ended upon the sunset or when one has been informed by a trustworthy person that the time of Iftar has become due; alternatively, when they hear the Adhan of the Maghrib Prayer.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.