End Of Ramadan

By Scott Sarvay

June 18, 2010 Updated Oct 1, 2008 at 11:25 AM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - Hundreds of local Muslims joined a billion others around the world this morning, to celebrate the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

The local Amir tells Indiana’s NewsCenter that for the past 30-days, Muslims have fasted from sunrise to sunset, to please Allah and now it's time for the three-day celebration of Eid to mark the end of Ramadan. After prayers at the Plex in Fort Wayne this morning, they had a feast.

Amir J. Tamir Rasheed says, "Not only have we abstained from food and drink, but we have not allowed our eyes to go where God would not want them to go. We've not let our ears listen to those things that God would not want us to listen to."

Rasheed says Eid is a joyous time for Muslims, who celebrate by going to other people's homes, giving gifts, and reflecting on the sacrifices they made during the month of Ramadan.

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