Frequently Asked Questions

What is the White House Iftar Dinner?

The annual White House Iftar Dinner was initiated by President Clinton in 1996 as a gesture of respect toward American Muslims during the month of Ramadan. Since its inception, the White House Iftar Dinner served as a celebration of the United States’ relationship with its Muslim citizens, and has continued throughout the Clinton, Bush, Obama and Trump administrations.

What is the American Iftar Dinner Movement?

The American Iftar Dinner Movement is an initiative created with the mission of unifying diverse Americans from all walks of life in the name of tolerance and harmony. In a show of solidarity, we encourage Americans to extend a hand to others from different backgrounds in the form of shared meals and roundtable conversations. By adding a new seat to the table, each of us can move one step closer to achieving unity.

When Does the National Iftar Dinner Take Place?

The National Iftar Dinner is hosted near the end of Ramadan, and the third annual event is planned for May 2020. 

Can I Host an Iftar Dinner?

Yes! Though an Iftar is associated with the month of Ramadan, we encourage Americans to host similar kinds of dinners throughout the year. Anyone interested in hosting an Iftar can email Please note that these dinners can be of any size, as long as they share a mission of unity and harmony. Share your moment of unity online using the hashtag #MealforHumanity.

How Can I Get In Touch With the American Iftar Dinner Movement?

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I Still Have a Question.

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