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

Abdikadir Abayle, lower left, leads Muslim worshipers 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, or worship leader, offered prayer three times Thursday morning to allow everyone from the large Lewiston/Auburn Muslim population to attend. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal 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

hoes pile up Thursday inside the Longley School gymnasium for the Eid prayer service. It is customary for Muslims to remove their shoes before entering a house of worship. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Dekolul Mudey, 9, of Lewiston gives her uncle, Farah Osman, a hug following the Eid prayer gathering Thursday at the Longley School in Lewiston. Mudey is a fourth-grader at Montello Elementary School. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal 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

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, or worship leader, offered prayer three times Thursday morning to allow everyone from the large Lewiston-Auburn Muslim population to attend. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

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

Worshipers place their offering on a prayer mat Thursday following an Eid prayer gathering at the Longley School in Lewiston. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Prayer mats are placed between the worshiper and the ground during Islamic prayer. Most everyone that attended Thursday’s Eid prayer service at the Longley School in Lewiston brought their own prayer mat. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Abdikadir Abayle, far left, leads Muslim worshipers 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, or worship leader, offered prayer three times Thursday morning to allow everyone from the large Lewiston/Auburn Muslim population to attend. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Abyan Ibrahim, 13 months, dressed for the Eid service Thursday at Longley School in Lewiston. The religious holiday marks the end of the monthlong dawn-to-sunset fasting of Ramadan. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal 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. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

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