Philly’s Muslims prepare for Ramadan

Brother Shadeed Muhammad is the current imam of United Muslim Masjid. The imam is a designated Islamic leader who leads prayers in a mosque. — PHOTO BY MICHAEL ROBINSON

For Muslims worldwide, next month is Ramadan (the ninth month in the Islamic calendar); it’s a sacred month set aside for fasting from sunrise to sunset. At the conclusion of Ramadan, millions of Muslims worldwide will celebrate Eid Ul Fitr, one of their most holy annual celebrations.

In Philadelphia, thousands of Muslims from various neighborhood enclaves will unite for a huge citywide celebration of Eid.

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