Islamic Day events planned

Staff report


Islamic Day in Ohio is celebrated every year on the second weekend in October in all major cities.

In 1987, then Gov. Richard Celeste designated the second Saturday in October as Islamic Day of Ohio, in recognition of the growing Muslim community and its contributions to the state of Ohio.

The Islamic Center of Greater Youngstown will host an open house from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 9 at Masjid Al-Khair, 1670 Homewood Ave.

Tours of the center will be conducted. Ethnic foods will be sold. Traditional handicrafts, jewelry and clothes will be displayed.

The Islamic Council of Ohio (ICO) is an umbrella organization of most Islamic Centers with delegates in the major cities in Ohio. The ICO will celebrate the 24th Islamic Day in Ohio on Oct. 8 at the Islamic Society of Akron and Kent in Cuyahoga Falls.

The theme this year is “Muslim Contributions to America.” Keynote speaker is Zahid Bukhari, the Islamic Circle of North America president.

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