US Muslims try to balance Eid rituals with virus concerns

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MARIAM FAM Associated Press WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) — With no congregational prayers or family gatherings, Salsabiel Mujovic has been worried that this year's Eid al-Fitr celebration will pale. Still, she's determined to bring home holiday cheer amid the coronavirus gloom. Her family can't go to the mosque, but the 29-year-old New Jersey resident bought new outfits for herself and her daughters. They are praying at home and having a family photo session. The kids are decorating cookies in a virtual gathering, and popping balloons with money or candy inside -- a twist on a tradition of giving children cash gifts for the occasion. "We're used to, just like, easily going and seeing family, but now it's just like there's so much fear and anxiety," she said. "Growing up, I always loved Ei
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