Photo Album: Muslims gather for Eid prayer service in Lewiston


Abdikadir Abayle, lower left, leads Muslim worshippers in prayer Thursday during an Eid prayer gathering at the Longley School in Lewiston. Muslims gathered at the former elementary school on Eid, the religious holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Abayle, the Imam (worship leader), offered prayer three times Thursday morning to allow everyone from the large Lewiston/Auburn Muslim population to attend. Buy this Photo

Zakaria Abukar, 5, gets a hand from his older brother, Abdiaziz Abukar, while putting his mask on Thursday before the start of the Eid prayer gathering at the Longley School in Lewiston. Buy this Photo

Women and children attend the Eid prayer gathering Thursday at the Longley School in Lewiston. The Lewiston School Department declared Eid a holiday and Lewiston students did not have school Thursday. Buy this Photo

Lewiston High School senior Saleh Brahim attends the Eid prayer gathering Thursday at the Longley School in Lewiston. Buy this Photo

Shoes pile up Thursday inside the Longley School gymnasium. It is customary for Muslims to remove their shoes before entering a house of worship. Buy this Photo

Dekolul Mudey, 9, of Lewiston gives her uncle, Farah Osman, a hug after the Eid prayer gathering Thursday at the Longley School in Lewiston. Mudey is a fourth grader at Montello Elementary School. Buy this Photo

Muslims are allowed in Thursday for the second session of Eid prayer at the Longley School in Lewiston. Due to COVID-19 limits on the number of people allowed inside at one time, Abdikadir Abayle, the Imam (worship leader), offered prayer three times Thursday morning to allow everyone from the large Lewiston/Auburn Muslim population to attend. Buy this Photo

Elders from the local Muslim community arrive for the Eid prayer gathering Thursday at the Longley School in Lewiston. Buy this Photo

Young women arrive for the Eid prayer gathering Thursday at the Longley School in Lewiston. Buy this Photo

Worshippers place their offering on a prayer mat Thursday following an Eid prayer gathering at the Longley School in Lewiston. Buy this Photo

Prayer mats are placed between the worshipper and the ground during Islamic prayer. Most everyone that attended Thursday’s Eid prayer service brought their own prayer mat. Buy this Photo

Abdikadir Abayle, far left, leads Muslim worshippers in prayer Thursday during an Eid prayer gathering at the Longley School in Lewiston. Muslims gathered at the former elementary school on Eid, the religious holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Abayle, the Imam (worship leader), offered prayer three times Thursday morning to allow everyone from the large Lewiston/Auburn Muslim population to attend. Buy this Photo

Abyan Ibrahim, 13 months, dressed for the special occasion Thursday in Lewiston. Thursday is Eid, the end of the month-long dawn-to-sunset fasting of Ramadan. Buy this Photo

Local Muslims wait Thursday outside the Longley School in Lewiston for their chance to pray during the Eid prayer gathering. People had to wait outside for the second and third services because of pandemic related limits on the number of people that could gather inside the building. Buy this Photo


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