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
This answer was collected from TheMufti.com, which is a fatwa portal managed by Mufti Ismaeel Bassa from South Africa.