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PHOTO GALLERY: Spirit and body

Sunday, August 23, 2009 | 12:01 a.m. CDT
On the first day of Ramadan, Kisha Houston prays alone during the sunset hour in a room reserved for women at the Islamic Center of Central Missouri on Saturday. It is Houston's second Ramadan.

Muslims came to the Islamic Center of Central Missouri to pray and break fast on the first day of Ramadan. Observers fast from sunrise to sunset during the Muslim holy month.

 

Several Qurans line a shelf at the Islamic Center of Central Missouri. Fading sunlight shines in from a window signaling sunset and the end of fasting on the first day of Ramadan.
The men broke the first day of Ramadan fasting together by eating dates and samosa after sunset. During the month of Ramadan observers fast from sunrise to sunset.

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