Reach out to neighbors and co-workers during Eid ul-Fitr

Reach out to neighbors and co-workers during Eid ul-Fitr

As-salaamu alaykum (peace to you). As the blessed month of Ramadan moves to its end, we have an excellent opportunity to reach out to our neighbors and co-workers during Eid ul-Fitr.


FOR NEIGHBORS: Invite your neighbors on the day of Eid (or if not possible, the day after) for a light meal. The goal is to have an opportunity to build rapport with our neighbors through the sharing of food and a holiday. Alternatively, you can give some sweets, snacks and/or some other gift (Islamic decorations, books or other items) you believe reflect in some way our diverse Islamic culture. Coordinate with other Muslim families in your area.

FOR CO-WORKERS: As Eid will most likely fall on the weekend (December 15th or 16th), take some traditional sweets to work on the following Monday and put them on your desk for colleagues to sample. Let others in your office know about the availability of the sweets be e-mail. Once they come to your desk, be prepared to answer basic questions about the importance of Eid ul-Fitr and how it relates to Ramadan.

If you have Muslim co-workers, coordinate with them so that each of you takes care of a certain department or work group. The idea is to make the sharing personal, so it is best to limit efforts to a specific group and let your Muslim co-workers handle their own areas. If you want to announce something company-wide, get approval first.

REPORT RESULTS: Please report the results of your Eid outreach activities to CAIR so that we may let others know. E-MAIL: FAX: 202-488-0833