First “Islam Day” was celebrated on the 24th of September in the US state of Hawaii.
The measure, already been approved by the state’s house on May 6.
The Islam Day - in which the number of participants were more than the expected – is organized to recognize the religious, scientific, cultural and artistic contributions that Islam and the Islamic world have made.The first celebration took place on September the 24th. This date was selected in remembrance of our Prophet Muhammad’s (saas) emigration to Medina on the same date in the past.
Hawaii is home to a Muslim community of some 3,000 and there are between six to seven million Muslims in the US where the total number of population is 300 million.