Frankfort will welcome hundreds of Muslims from across Kentucky on Wednesday, Jan. 22, for the inaugural Muslim Day at the State Capitol.
Muslims from all over the commonwealth will tour the building, meet with legislators, and pray in the rotunda.
A resolution in the Kentucky House of Representatives in support of the event states that the Muslim community is "a positive contributor to the health and economic well-being of Kentucky, with Muslims serving as doctors, professors, auto workers, small business owners, and in numerous other professions."
Waheeda Muhammad chairs the Kentucky Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR. In an interview with WKU Public Radio, she said the event is not government-sanctioned.