Chicago Muslims Begin Ramadan With Day of Service

Sunday, Aug 23, 2009  |  Updated 12:15 PM CDT
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Chicago Muslims Begin Ramadan With Day of Service

Some participants wore T-shirts marking the Islamic Day of Dignity on the first day of Ramadan, 2009.

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Chicago Muslims joined others around the world in observing the holy month of Ramadan, which began Saturday.

Muslims at the Iman Center on West 63rd Street spent the first day of observance giving free health screenings and hosting a back-to-school kickoff for neighborhood kids.

While Ramadan is known as a period of fasting and spiritual self reflection, it's also a time of service and compassion.

For more information, check out the Muslim Community Center or ChicagoMuslims.com.

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