Eid al-Fitr in CA Draws 10,000 to Convention Center

November 15, 2004

Source: Los Angeles Times


On November 15, 2004 the Los Angeles Times reported, "in Anaheim, the faithful mark the end of Ramadan with food and with prayers for victims of turmoil around the world. Almost lost among the estimated 10,000 U.S. Muslims marking the end of Ramadan at the Anaheim Convention Center, Ahmed Yacoob had special reason to celebrate Sunday... Sunday's gathering was one of many throughout Southern California where faithful Muslims, dressed in formal traditional garb, lined up shoulder-to-shoulder facing Mecca to pray and celebrate the completion of 30 days of daytime fasting, charitable deeds and introspection."