Monday, June 26, 2017

USA: Southern California Ahmadiyya Muslims mark the end of Ramadan with prayers, celebrations and food


“It is a time for us to celebrate peace on Earth, engage in service to others and rejoice in the bounties provided by God.”

Times of Ahmad | News Watch | US Desk
Source/Credit: The Los Angeles Times
By Frank Shyong | June 26, 2017

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Muslims across Southern California marked the end of the holy month of Ramadan ..., breaking a month of fasting with prayers and celebrations.

Eid al-Fitr, Islam’s second holiest holiday, began this weekend and is observed for up to three days. The festival is a chance for the community to celebrate after a month of abstaining from eating, drinking and other sensual pleasures as a way to improve moral character.

Eid is “a joyous time for all Muslims to be grateful for what we have,” said Dr. Ahsan M. Khan, president of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Los Angeles East Chapter. “It is a time for us to celebrate peace on Earth, engage in service to others and rejoice in the bounties provided by God.”

About 500,000 Muslims live in Southern California, with more than 120,000 in Orange County, the second-largest population of Muslims in the United States.
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