Columbia Muslims gather after first day of Ramadan

Monday, August 24, 2009 | 12:01 a.m. CDT

COLUMBIA There was little light left scraping the crisp blue sky Saturday evening. It was Maghreb, or sunset, and more than 200 mid-Missouri Muslims congregated at the mosque to communally break the fast of the first day of Ramadan. The hustle began to slow, and dates were passed around as everybody quietly enjoyed their warm mouthfuls of potato and vegetable samosa.