Ramadan and Eid have become American traditions since then- First Lady Hillary Clinton received Muslims on Eid in 1996. (Eid rhymes with deed and marks the end of Ramadan’s fasting; this year Eid falls on Oct. 13.) White House iftaar dinners, which mark the breaking of the fast, have become an annual event. Mujahid said the council hosts annual interfaith iftaars, which this year will include Cardinal Francis George.

“During our interfaith work, we send and receive greetings on all holidays. The United Methodist Church even fasted last Ramadan for solidarity reasons,” Mujahid said.

Mujahid offered some suggestions on the pending Muslim holidays:


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