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The University of Toledo will shine a spotlight on Muslim Heritage Month with several events planned in October.

“Muslim Heritage Month is a time for all of us, regardless of faith, to remember who we are and where we came from,” Adil Hasan, president of the Muslim Student Association, said. “We hope that this month brings the opportunity for all of us at The University of Toledo to come together and welcome different traditions and beliefs.”

Listed by date, events facilitated through the Office of Multicultural Student Success and the Muslim Student Association include:

• Monday, Oct. 1 — Muslim Heritage Month Kickoff, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thompson Student Union Trimble Lounge. Stop by for baklava and henna, and learn about Islam from members of the Muslim Student Association.

• Friday, Oct. 5 — Public Jumma Prayer, noon to 1 p.m., Centennial Mall. The Muslim community on campus and in the Toledo area will come together for the annual prayer.

• Wednesday, Oct. 10 — Muslim Heritage Tabling, noon to 2 p.m., Thompson Student Union. Come learn about Islam and meet members of the Muslim Student Association.

• Wednesday, Oct. 17 — Muslim Heritage Month Keynote Address by Sheikh Alaa Elsayed, 6 p.m., Thompson Student Union Auditorium. He is director of public relations for Mercy Mission, director of religious affairs at the Islamic Center of Canada/ISNA-Canada, chair of the National Zakat Fund, and tutor for the Alkauthar Institute.

• Wednesday, Oct. 24 — Warm up with the Muslim Student Association, noon to 2 p.m., Thompson Student Union Room 2500. Stop by for hot chocolate and coffee.

• Friday, Oct. 26 — Toledo Museum of Art Visit, 5 p.m., Thompson Student Union Room 2500. Register for a free meal and trip to the Toledo Museum of Art. Go to webforms.utoledo.edu/form/82550034439.

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