(Reuters) GENEVA — Swiss Muslims are opening up mosques across the European country to non-Muslims to enhance dialogue and clear misconceptions ahead of a controversial vote on minarets ban."To me it means opening myself up to others, to tell them that we as Muslims open our doors to you.Indonesia has the world’s largest Muslim population, followed by Pakistan and India.Sources: CNN News, Associated Press Hawaii’s Islam Day Islam & Newspapers “It's a day of celebrating our commonality, a day of people of faith and no faith to get together and talk story," Ouansafi said.(Google) CAIRO – Hundreds of people in the US state of Hawaii have celebrated the island’s first Islam Day in recognition of the rich religious, scientific and cultural contribution of the Muslim world. It’s long overdue,” Hakim Ouansafi, president of the Muslim Association of Hawaii, told the Honolulu Advertiser on Friday, September 25.“It's a day of celebrating our commonality, a day of people of faith and no faith to get together and talk story." Hundreds of people packed the Mc Coy Pavilion at Ala Moana Beach Park on Thursday to celebrate Hawaii's Islam Day.
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"We expected 200 to 300, so we're very pleased with the turnout," said Ouansafi.
The Day featured entertainment activities, games for children, free food and a panel discussion on coexistence in a pluralistic society.
Dialogue "We hope these meetings will build a dialogue and better understanding," said Maizar.
(Google) Organizers say the open-day event aims to enhance dialogue and coexistence in the country.