More than 10,000 Muslims met Saturday for a one-day conference in Minneapolis.
It was one of the largest Muslim gatherings in the state since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Several Minnesota mosques organized the event, led by Dar al-Faruq Center and the Muslim American Society.
It marked the 18th consecutive annual convention aimed at educating participants about Islam and encouraging Muslim youth to learn from older and wiser community members.
Khalid Omar, one of the main organizers and the convention co-chair, credited the convention’s diversity for its continued growth.
This year’s theme was “learning from the legends,” he said.
Organizers said turnout was significantly higher than last year.