Cross-Cultural Marriages: Born-Muslim versus Became-Muslim Ramadan Mornings
If you are a born Muslim, you break your fast with dates. Generally speaking, dates, or dates, either dried or fresh. Maybe water. If you are a revert (Western---not all I am sure but this is true enough to make me laugh) we prefer stuff other than dates. I don't really care if the sunnah WAS dates. I fasted. Or I am going to fast. Dates aren't gonna cut it for me. I don't like them THAT much. When I am fasting, I am never ever like, oh I miss, a date.
My Omani husband has to have dates before the first fajr morning prayer is called.
I have to have a. a mug of coffee + b. eggs + c. toast. At least. I'd be okay with french toast or waffles if someone would get up early enough to make those for me;). I often settle for toast and water.