Hi all, I have been sent a concern over enabling our colleagues who are observing Ramadan and fasting, to be able to break their fast at precisely the moment the sun sets. In context, they are in a factory and have at least two breaks per shift, but we do not currently expressly allow a break at exactly sunset for the purpose of breaking fast.
I understand that those observing the need to fast should not break their fast until the sun has set, but I can't find any information to say it should be broken exactly at sunset, or whether it's ok to do so at some point later, as long as it's after sunset. (Apart of course that people are likely to want to eat as soon as they are able!)
We would like naturally to enable people to follow their religious principles and are just wondering if we are denying something fundamental within fasting, or whether it is a matter of choice and opportunity when people eat again in the evening.