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    Posted September 20, 2009 by
    Anaheim, California
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    Eid Mubarak from Anaheim, CA! Part 1 of 2


    CNN (Anaheim, CA)- September 20, 2009, Sunday marks the end of Ramadan and the beginning of 3 days of Eid celebration for Muslims around the world, including Anaheim, CA. Eid prayer was held at the Anaheim Convention Center sponsored by the Islamic Society of Orange County, which started at 9 am.

    Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens first opened with a speech about her views of Islam and all religions.  She talked about the 5 pillars of Islam, which are:

    • Faith or belief in One God
    • 5 daily prayers
    • Charity
    • Fasting during the month of Ramadan
    • The pilgrimage to Makkah for those who are able. (Hajj)

    Then Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi, president of the Islamic Society of North America and Imam led the estimated 10,000 people inside and outside the convention halls traditional prayer along with a sermon. He mentioned that the month of Ramadan was not all about fasting, but also reflecting on how to help the world. He also spoke of the belief in Abraham, Moses and Jesus that binds Muslims to the Jews and Christians.

    Eid-ul-Fitr is the feast that marks the end of Ramadan. It is appropriate to say “Eid Mubarak” which means Happy Eid. It is the biggest holiday celebration that Muslims from around the world celebrate and lasts for 3 days.

    *Included in tab 2-10 and on this link: are some of my favorite photos, including women from around the world different dress for the occasion. I have permission of the mothers of any children in the photos to use by CNN.*

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