Eid Marks the End of Ramadan The Crucible of Fasting Removes Fetters of Extravagance


Originally published in Santa Barbara Independent   “While we should be thankful of being able to fast during the month of Ramadan, we should be particularly thankful of the freedom that we have as American Muslims,” Imam Shamshad Nasir related to a packed congregation in the Bait ul Hameed mosque in Chino, California, during Eid-ul-Fitr. Often shorted to Eid, this celebration is at the end...