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Faithful return to Islamic Center

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Members of the congregation pray during Friday prayer services.

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Maryam Abidi, left, Maumee, hugs Cherrefe Kadri, congregation president. Friday's services were an emotional return to the mosque for the first time since a September arson attack.

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Imam Farooq Abouelzahab leads Friday prayer services.

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Tears well up in the eyes of Dr. Samina Hasan, Waterville, during Friday prayer services.

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Imam Farooq Abouelzahab leads the congregation in prayer.

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Dr. Farhana Habib, Maumee, is overcome with emotion.

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Imam Farooq Abouelzahab presents his sermon to the congregation.

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Randa Baksh, Toledo, listens to Imam Farooq Abouelzahab's sermon.

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