" ... The religion of Islam teaches us to promote interfaith harmony, maintain peace, justice, serve humanity and for other noble causes," the imam added.
After the address, the Imam Haque offered Eid's Khutbah [sermon] and final collective prayer, in which he prayed for the establishment of peace, harmony and prosperity in all Muslim countries, the United States and the local area.
Afterward, people exchanged Eid greeting and embraced enthusiastically before attending the Eid lunch.
Imam Haque said following the celebration that there are about 180 to 200 families in the local Muslim community. He said the Islamic Center in South Charleston was established in 1987.
There are five such locations the state, he said.
"It is very appreciating and fantastic that Muslim of all sects including Shia, Sunni and whatsoever perform Namaz [prayer] under the auspices of one imam [prayer leader] with unity and brotherhood," he said.
After performing Eid's prayer, the people went to farms outside Charleston to slaughter goats and lambs, which also gives a boost to the business of such farms, he said.
"Our major focus on strengthening the interfaith harmony is a must for any strong and united society," he said.
For this purpose, the center holds meetings with religious leaders, academics and other people representing Christianity, Judaism and Hindu faiths besides attending religious festivals.
He said about 200 students attend school at the Islamic Center, where they learn from the Quran, besides getting an education of sciences and history, etc., in morning and evening classes.