Eid al-Fitr in U.S., 2002

December 19, 2002

Source: Pakistan Link


On December 19, 2002 the Pakistan Link reported that "still reeling from the aftereffects of 9/11, the Muslim community in Sacramento turned out in record numbers for the service for Eid, the end of Ramadan. On Dec. 6, over 2000 worshipers gathered at one of the oldest continuous places of Muslim worship in the United States and the Western hemisphere, the Downtown “V Street Mosque” whose foundations were laid by people from the Punjab and NWFP areas of Pakistan more than half a century ago. The mosque is to someday become a historical landmark as it represents a Muslim community with almost a century of presence in the Central Valley of California... Outsiders were welcome to observe the event, and representatives from the local Sikh community were present to wish Muslims well on this festive day."