Eid al-Adha, 2003

February 12, 2003

Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution


On February 12, 2003 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that "about 7,000 Muslims began celebrating Eid al-Adha on Tuesday at Lakewood Fairgrounds in Atlanta. Winter coats covered new, colorful clothes. Gloves warmed hands freshly dyed with henna... Lemiya Alexander, 33, said this is a 'transitional period' for Islam in America. 'There's more of a community feeling now than an inner spiritual path, as in times past,' said Alexander, administrator at Al-Farooq Masjid of Atlanta."