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Social Life Panel 1

Social Life Panel 1

Social World of Mosques Mosques are buildings. They are also communities. In Detroit, where Muslims are a minority population, mosques have become alternative social worlds, where people can make and remake themselves as Muslims in a non-Muslim society. To thrive in this new milieu, Detroit mosques must provide more than prayer space. Large, vibrant mosques [...]

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Social Life Panel 2

Social Life Panel 2

Social World of Mosques CELEBRATION AND COMMEMORATION. The Muslim calendar is filled with days of celebration, fasting, mourning, and pilgrimage. The major Islamic holidays are Eid al-Fitr (Feast of Fastbreaking), which marks the end of Ramadan, and Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice), which commemorates Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son, Ismael. On these holidays, Detroit’s [...]

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