ORONO- Dozens of people turned out Friday night at the University of Maine to celebrate Islam.
Friday marked the last day of Islamic Awareness Week.
All week long, students at the University of Maine, with help from those at the Islamic Center of Maine, held events to teach people about Islam.
With games like Islamic Jeopardy and activities such as hijab wrapping and henna tattoos, this annual event aims to teach people the true meaning of the religion.
“We’re just spreading peace, letting people know that this is a peaceful religion. Whatever is happening around the world is happening because there are bad people. And there are good people. So not everyone is bad,” said Shiraz Mahmoud, president of the Muslim Student Association at UMaine.
Guests at Friday night’s event heard from two speakers before heading over to a homemade buffet featuring cultural foods from all around the world.