Norfolk mosque hosts hundreds of Muslims to celebrate end of Ramadan fast

Sirajul Islam, general secretary of the mosque management committee at the Norwich Central Mosque, k

Sirajul Islam, general secretary of the mosque management committee at the Norwich Central Mosque, known as the East Anglian Islamic Centre on Rose Lane, Norwich. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016

Special prayers were held in Norwich to mark the end of Ramadan.

The East Anglian Islamic Centre on Rose Lane, Norwich, celebrated the end of the month-long fast today through prayers, food and getting together.

The day after Ramadan ends is known as Eid-al-Fitr.

Sirajul Islam, general secretary of the East Anglian Islamic Centre, said between 200 and 300 people attended the Eid-al-Fitr prayers and celebrations.

He said: 'Ramadan is a very important condition of our belief.'

Mr Islam added worshippers at the mosque were diverse in age and backgrounds and came from across Norfolk.

The Ramadan fast can only be broken between sunset and sunrise and this month's Ramadan finished at sunset yesterday.

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It is one of the five pillars of Islam, which form the basis of the religion.

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