At the start of Ramadan, Tanenbaum provided an easy guide to navigating the month of Ramadan and the Eid, which includes important dates-to-remember and common practices. As the end of Ramadan approaches (the month of Ramadan ends on September 9th, with the Eid-Ul-Fitr on September 10th), effective ways of accommodating Muslim employees have popped up in workplaces across the country, from universities to appliance manufacturers.
- Allowing break periods for daily prayer (many Muslims pray 5 times a day);
- Providing private rooms for prayer (allowing employees to use conference rooms instead of cubicles or shared offices);
- Providing separate rooms for fasting employees to wait out lunch periods;
- Equipping bathrooms with basins for ablution, the ritual hand and foot washing required before prayer;
- Giving employees an extended lunch hour on Fridays (a time when many Muslims are obligated to pray in mosques or wish to participate in group prayer).