The tycoon-turned-president is restoring a tradition of the previous US regimes that he had abandoned during his first year in Oval office.
Each of former presidents Barack Obama, George W Bush and Bill Clinton held Iftar dinners during their presidencies, however, Trump did not uphold the tradition in 2017, at a time when he was intensifying anti-Muslim legislation.
The tradition of hosting a White House Iftar dates back to at least December 1805 when former President Thomas Jefferson hosted Tunisian ambassador Sidi Soliman Mellimelli.
However, Trump broke the centuries-old tradition in June last year and simply issued a statement.
Muslims all over the world fast during the days of this month and make special prayers at night and there is a majority of Muslims in the ‘Land of opportunities’ as well.