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The Islamic Society of Greater Houston played host to a festival Sunday to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Ramadan is ninth month of the Islamic calendar. During that month,]Muslims worldwide observe this as a month of fasting. This annual observance is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam.

While fasting from dawn until sunset, Muslims refrain from consuming food and liquids and sexual relations.

It is the belief of Muslims that the sawab or rewards of fasting and abstinence are many, but during the month of Ramadan, they are believed to be multiplied.

The Islamic Society of Greater Houston offers those who are Muslims in Houston and surrounding areas, “a multitude of services for fulfilling the educational religious, social, economic and cultural needs of Muslim community in Houston, as outlined on the website.

Watch the video below to learn more about the holy month of Ramadan:

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