The Newsroom    Published Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2006, 2:37 PM
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Isle Islamic Center hosts holy day services

Galveston County Daily News (Internet / Print) 01/11/06http://www.galvnews.com/story.lasso?ewcd=456b495649269448 The faithful stood in lines on a decorated carpet at the Galveston Islamic Center. “Allah is great,” they repeated in Arabic. “Allah is great.” Ashraf M. Aly, director of pediatric cardiology at the University of Texas Medical Branch, led the chants before addressing his audience in Arabic. “We are all Muslims submitting our will to Allah,” he told those gathered in the Galveston Islamic Center on Tuesday morning. They were there to celebrate the second of two major Islamic holy days. Eid Ul Adha, the feast of sacrifice, commemorates Allah’s command to the prophet Abraham to sacrifice his first-born son. By obeying the command, Abraham illustrated his faith in Allah.



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