Local Muslims Gather Celebrating Eid and the End of Ramadan

By Maureen Mespell
By Scott Sarvay

August 30, 2011 Updated Sep 1, 2011 at 2:33 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) – It's a day of celebration for Muslims around the world and also here in Fort Wayne, as the holy month of Ramadan comes to an end.

Tuesday morning, local Muslims celebrated the Festival of Eid at the Plex on California Road.

It's the largest gathering of its kind in the Summit City.

Eid marks the breaking of the month-long fast during daylight hours and also the constant prayer to be closer to Allah and for others.

Islamic Community FW President J. Tamir Rasheed says, “This fasting also reminds us of those poor people throughout the world who are without food because they have no food. Who are suffering because they have no food, they have no medicine. Who are suffering because of the conflict and the conflict that is going on in their world."

Muslims say the Quran was revealed to the prophet Mohammad during the month of Ramadan, the holiest on the Islamic calendar.

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