Sorry for coming with such a lame question but this is the first place I thought of when the idea came to my mind, and it is not just a question for questions sake but I really do need some advice.
I want to write a letter to a Muslim man of quite high standing, but I am a Christian and know very little of the Islamic customs, but I want to be respectful without sounding false or patronising.
I want to reference Eid and call a blessing for this man; what is the best way of starting my letter, is there a set way such a thing should be done? Also I know from looking at this wikipedia page there is more than one Eid, do I mention which particular Eid or do I have to write in full?
Thanks and again sorry if this does not fit this sites format.
Would it be appropriate for me to say, 'Taqabbalallâhu minnâ wa minkum' when I am not a muslim? Would it be received well or could it be in some way insulting?
I am concerned that he may consider me a 'kafir' and by saying such things that he might take them the wrong way, where in fact I just want to be seen as respectful and trying to be considerate and understanding.