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Intersection: Eid Al-Adah- A Celebration Of Faith & A Bridge Between Cultures

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Dr. Shakheil Ahmed talks to Intersection. Photo: Isaac Babcock / WMFE

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Today, Central Florida’s Muslim community invited other communities to a celebration of faith.

About 3,000 people were expected to attend the Eid Al-Adha- or feast of sacrifice- at the Sanford Civic Center. It’s a celebration of the Abrahamic faith and its traditions.

Dr. Shakeil Ahmed, chairman of the American Muslim Community Centers, tells Intersection the festival is also important for outreach- now more than ever- to help others gain a better understanding of the American Muslim community in Central Florida.  

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Matthew Peddie

About Matthew Peddie

Host of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director

A recent transplant to the Sunshine State, Matthew Peddie grew up in New Zealand and studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario. After graduating with an MA in Journalism he returned to Christchurch, working as a reporter for Radio Live and Radio New Zealand. He’s reported live from the scene of ... Read Full Bio »