Ramadan

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  • UT Middle Eastern studies graduate student Beeta Baghoolizadeh waits for the final call to prayer at the Nueces Mosque on the last night of Ramadan. Erika Rich | Daily Texan Staff (Photo Credit: Erika Rich)

  • Female congregants of the Nueces Mosque socialize in the Sister's Activity Center prior to the final call to prayer on the last night of Ramadan. Muslims traditionally eat dates prior to breaking the fast at sunset. Erika Rich | Daily Texan Staff (Photo Credit: Erika Rich)

  • Shoes are piled before a building adjacent to the Mosque during a dinner at the conclusion of the evening prayer.  Shoes are typically removed inside of the Mosque because it is considered sacred ground.   Tamir Kalifa  |  Daily Texan Staff (Photo Credit: Tamir Kalifa)

  • Muslim students and Austin residents pray at sunset on the final evening of Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting and reverence at the Mosque on Nueces St. Thursday night.  The Mosque in West Campus was established in 1977 by the Muslim Student Association at UT and serves the university and central Austin community. Tamir Kalifa  |  Daily Texan Staff  (Photo Credit: Tamir Kalifa)

  • Muslims pray in Masjid Khadijah Bint Khwailid, the Islamic Center of Greater Austin, on the night of Eid-ul-Fitr, the festival that marks the end of the month of Ramadan.  The Mosque was sparsely attended Saturday night because most Muslims celebrate with their families after the morning ceremony.     Tamir Kalifa | Daily Texan Staff (Photo Credit: Tamir Kalifa)

  • Shafi Abduallah prays before the books of the The Holy Qur'an Saturday night. The Qur'an is the central religious text of Islam, containing the divine word and guidance of Allah as revealed to the prophet Muhammad through the angel Gabriel during the 7th century.   Tamir Kalifa  |  Daily Texan Staff (Photo Credit: Tamir Kalifa)

  • Batul Mabruk waits for her father, Naji, as he and community members conclude their final prayer of the night at Masjid Khadijah Bint Khwailid in East Austin. Tamir Kalifa  |  Tamir Kalifa (Photo Credit: Tamir Kalifa)

  • UT students and Austin residents gather in a building adjacent to the Mosque to break the fast with a traditional middle eastern meal among friends and family.   Tamir Kalifa | Daily Texan Staff (Photo Credit: Tamir Kalifa)

  • Brothers Hamid and Abdelduahad Hardizi and Abdelghani Kermane talk outside their Mosque following prayer on Saturday night.    Tamir Kalifa  |  Daily Texan Staff (Photo Credit: Tamir Kalifa)

  • Farheen Saba Ghani, a member of the UT Muslim Students Association, invites female congregants of Nueces Mosque into the Sister's Activities Center to relax before the final call to prayer on the last night of Ramadan. Erika Rich | Daily Texan Staff (Photo Credit: Erika Rich)

  • UT electrical engineering sophomore Rakin Mazid and a community member pray at the Nueces Mosque during a call to prayer on the last night of Ramadan which preceeds the holiday of Eid-ul-Fitr. Erika Rich | Daily Texan Staff (Photo Credit: Erika Rich)

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