Muslim group plans UM symposium on Islam prophet

Mark Hicks
The Detroit News
Volunteers from a number of area  Muslim groups   count, sort and pack an estimated 5,000 canned items at at Zaman International in Inkster on Monday.

The Metro Detroit chapter of a national Muslim group plans a symposium Wednesday at the University of Michigan on the life and character of Islam's prophet.

"Muhammad: Messenger of Peace" runs from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Michigan League Ballroom, 911 North University Ave.

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community aims to "create interfaith dialogue and understanding among community leaders and leaders within academia," according to a release.

Several Ann Arbor leaders, including City Councilwoman Sabra Briere and city Police Chief John Seto, were expected to attend, the group said.

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Metro Detroit is one of 73 chapters across the country holding the symposium as an annual event.

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