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Muslim families aim to create greater understanding through gifts
by Mitch Pittman
Wednesday is the last full day of Ramadan, a month filled with the traditions of fasting and prayer for Muslims. The celebration at the end of Ramadan is called Eid. This year, many Muslims in Washington are starting a new tradition: gifts for neighbors.
The idea comes from the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Washington (CAIR-WA) and encourages families to attach a card explaining Eid to a gift and bring it to their next door neighbors.
"I think there's a lack of knowledge, number one, about Islam and Muslims," said CAIR-WA executive director Arsalan Bukhari. "We thought what better way for people to learn about Islam and Muslims than from their own neighbors."
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