In commemoration of the 9/11 tragedy, Rumi Forum, its chapters and partners organized events in numerous states. Read more

Rumi Forum assisted with organizing the first Eid reception at the White House on October 14, 2014. Read more

The Rumi Forum honored their 2011 RUMI Peace and Dialogue Award honorees last evening at the National Press Club Ballroom in Washington DC. Read more

Home Iftar with President of Rumi Forum

The Washington Post: Long, Hot Days Make Ramadan in the Summer Even Harder in Washington

By Roxanne Roberts–The Washington Post–July 5th, 2015

Ramadan is an intensely social, celebratory time not unlike the Christmas holiday season in the United States. Iftar dinners can be elaborate spreads; hosts compete for guests and throw impressive, sumptuous meals. Most Iftar dinners begin with dates and water, then can range from modest to magnificent.