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    Posted July 29, 2014 by
    Baku, Azerbaijan

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    Azerbaijan marks Ramadan Holiday


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Aziz Karimov captured these images of Muslims gathered at the Fatimeyi Zehra Mosque in Baku, Azerbaijan, to perform the holiday prayer in connection with the end of Ramadan.

    Karimov said, "Ramadan teaches people to love Allah, to test their will and patience. It also teaches people to be wiser and honest."
    - taliaday, CNN iReport producer

    Believers in Azerbaijan celebrate today the end of the month of Ramadan, Fasting. All mosques in the country are crowded today, and the faithful read public prayers.

    Completion of Ramadan is celebrated with a prayer and almsgiving to the poor, the size of which this year should correspond to 5 manat per person.

    Azerbaijan and Iran, unlike other Islamic states celebrate the end of Ramadan a day later. Local theologians explain this difference in timing of the appearance of the moon in the night sky, which marks the beginning of a new month.

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