The Islamic Society of Akron and Kent is hosting the 19th annual statewide observance of Islamic Day.

A luncheon will be at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Islamic Community Center, 152 E. Steels Corners Road in Cuyahoga Falls.

“Muslims have a long tradition of living and working in Ohio and this is a time to come together and recognize the achievements and contributions made to the state by those of the Islamic faith,” said Ahmad Al-Akhras, a Columbus engineer and vice chairman of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties organization.

Al-Akhras said the tradition started nearly two decades ago. This is the first time the local Islamic society has hosted the observance.


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