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standing, bowing, and prostrating simultane-
ously fills the scenery as far as the eye can see.
As the prayer closes, some folks continue to sit
and listen to the sermon, while others begin to
depart and continue their festivity, involving in
various activities of amusement and joy.
Muslims in the west participate in a variety of activi-
ties that are of course within the moral bounds of Is-
lam. As Prophet (saw) said: "The days of which the
'id is celebrated are days of eating and drinking [non
alcoholic drinks] and of remembering Allah, the Ex-
After the I'd prayer, many Muslims arrange to go
out to restaurants, picnics with family and
friends, while others coordinate a dinner for
their family. Also, we have from the sunnah
many instances in which the Prophet (saw) and