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Team Singapore's Muslim athletes celebrate Eid in Glasgow

Four Singapore sprinters and an official were invited to a dinner at the Glasgow Central Mosque to celebrate the festival of Eid, which concludes Ramadan.

SINGAPORE: They did not get to celebrate Hari Raya with their family members this year, but some of Singapore's Muslim athletes at the Commonwealth Games had reason to cheer yesterday (July 30).

They were invited to a dinner at the Glasgow Central Mosque to celebrate the festival of Eid, which concludes Ramadan.

A team of four Singapore sprinters - comprising Muhammad Elfi Bin Mustapa, Muhammad Amirudin Bin Jamal, Muhammad Naqib Bin Asmin and Habibah Najihahbi Binte Ahmad - and official Adam Masbah went for the dinner, which was also attended by the First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond.

The occasion allowed people of different faiths to mingle and build respect for others. This year's Commonwealth Games coincided with Ramadan and over 400 athletes observed fast.

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