Perhaps the most critical and dangerous misconception is that all Muslims are terrorists.
"There are 73-plus denominations in Islam and terrorists are a fraction. People muddy the waters; no religion will propagate hatred, it's not godly. Our religion is literally being hijacked by people trying to gain control and be politically maneuvering and use religion as an excuse," said Tahira Khan. "Those people who dare say [they murder] in the name of Islam we are reclaiming our faith and saying this is not going to be tolerated."
Tahira Khan said she hopes that people will come to the event and either realize or reaffirm their belief that "we are all brothers and sisters."
"We have so much in common with one another and there's very little that actually divides us; themes and mottos are really running in all the same direction," said Tahira Khan. "The main brushstrokes of every religion is the same we're all part of the same community and that's what makes America such a beautiful place to live in. We're all part of the same canvas, all intertwined with each other."
Both women know how false information turned into the broad misconceptions they seek to address.
"2001 was the first time that America was under attack by a foreign force since the second World War. It was something so horrific, not only to Americans but everyone around the world, and as an American Muslim to witness that was so dreadful that even now I have goose bumps thinking about it," said Tahira Khan. "I hope the silver lining is to reclaim this evil, get rid of it and get goodness and purity back in the world. That's not Islam, it's Islam being blackened by these evil people. It's not part of our faith, it's against it."
And though the fallacies most certainly exist, Tahira Khan said she rarely finds herself in volatile or insulting situations.