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Published: 8/31/2011


Eid al-Fitr: Feast of Fast Breaking

After a month of 15-hour fasts, Muslims celebrated the end of Ramadan with communal prayers, gift exchanges, celebrations with family and friends, and meals. The Masjid Saad on Alexis Road, site of a relocated mosque and the Toledo Islamic Academy, was one place area Muslims gathered Aug. 30, 2011, for the holiday. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO VIEW FULL PHOTO, START SLIDE SHOW.

Muslim men pray during Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday celebrating the end of Ramadan, at Masjid Saad in Toledo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Muslim men pray during Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday celebrating the end of Ramadan, at Masjid Saad in Toledo.
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Muslim women and children stand to pray. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Muslim women and children stand to pray.
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Eid prayers include those for peace, forgiveness, and blessings for the whole world. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Eid prayers include those for peace, forgiveness, and blessings for the whole world.
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Dr. Ahmed Alo preaches that the monthlong fast will have long-term and positive impacts on Muslims and their relationships. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Dr. Ahmed Alo preaches that the monthlong fast will have long-term and positive impacts on Muslims and their relationships.
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Abdulmajid Faqi, of Toledo, holds his 2-year-old son, Mahmud Faqui, as they listen to the sermon. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Abdulmajid Faqi, of Toledo, holds his 2-year-old son, Mahmud Faqui, as they listen to the sermon.
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Amani Al-Sharari, 10, and her brother Abhreem, 2, both of Sylvania, slide down an inflatable slide at Masjid Saad's celebration of Eid ul-Fitr. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Amani Al-Sharari, 10, and her brother Abhreem, 2, both of Sylvania, slide down an inflatable slide at Masjid Saad's ...
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Mansoor Opayeh, of Dearborn, Mich., joins the buffet line. Devout Muslims fast during daylight hours for the month of Ramadan and break for a feast on Eid al-Fitr. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Mansoor Opayeh, of Dearborn, Mich., joins the buffet line. Devout Muslims fast during daylight hours for the month of Ramadan ...
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Stephanie Srour, of Toledo, holds her cousin's daughter Loreen Alkhatib, 2, as they enjoy the Feast of Fast Breaking. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Stephanie Srour, of Toledo, holds her cousin's daughter Loreen Alkhatib, 2, as they enjoy the Feast of Fast Breaking.
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