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Ramadan Ends as Muslims Remember the Impact of 9/11
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Ramadan Ends as Muslims Remember the Impact of 9/11

The holy month of Ramadan ended Tuesday after a month of daily fasting for those of the Muslim faith.

The end of the holiday hits close to the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on America, which not only changed the world, but put Islam under tough scrutiny.  

“On 9/11 our religion was also hijacked, not just the planes that were hijacked. People who didn't represent the best of Islam became most dominant face for Islam,” said Imam Fateen Saifullah.

Saifullah was one of hundreds of people who gathered at the Islamic Society of Nevada Mosque at Desert Inn Road and Lamb Boulevard for an end of Ramadan celebration.  He says the last decade has changed everything for Muslims. Saifullah says many realized they needed to get the true message of their faith out to the rest of the community.

“It is a very friendly religion,” said Taimoore Alam who converted to Islam a year ago. “There are just a few people in every culture who are bad people.” 

The Islamic Society of Nevada will be holding events in the next few days to commemorate the anniversary of Sept. 11. The leaders are inviting the general public to stop at any of their mosques to better understand their religion.  

See SLIDESHOW of the end of Ramadan at local mosque.

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