Local Muslims Welcome Holy Month of Ramadan

(Raleigh, NC, 9/21/06) - Muslims from around the Triangle area will usher in the holy month of Ramadan, which is expected to begin this weekend. In accordance with Islamic tradition, the Islamic Association of Raleigh will await a sighting of the crescent, or the new moon, to determine the first day of fasting, which may be Saturday or Sunday.

The Islamic Association of Raleigh has invited guest Qur'an reciters from Egypt to lead the daily evening prayers during Ramadan. The center also has a series of educational events planned throughout the month. The center provides financial assistance to deserving families during Ramadan.