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Ridwan Hussein, of Auburn, who came from Kenya, takes a selfie with friends in front of the Lewiston Armory after Wednesday mornings prayers that marked the conclusion of Ramadan for U.S. Muslims, otherwise known as Eid al-Fitr. Ramadan is a time that followers of the Islamic faith fast from sunrise to sunset each day as part of a fasting ritual. The period also means no drinking as well as no sexual interactions. The month long celebration takes place on different dates around the world so not all Ramadan celebrations are taking place at the same time. The lunar cycles mean that the dates for Eid can vary around 11 days every year.
Muslims believe that Ramadan is the time their holy book, the Qu’ran, was revealed to mankind through their Prophet Muhammad.

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