During the third annual “Muhammad: The Messenger of Peace” seminar Wednesday evening, Detroit’s Ahmadiyya Muslim Community chapter joined the Ahmadiyya Muslim Student Association to discuss Islam and to portray a more accurate, historical-based image of the Prophet Muhammad.
The seminar, which attracted about 200 people, was held in the Michigan League Ballroom. At the event, members of the Muslim community tried to debunk stereotypes associated with Muslims in the media by further exploring the history of Islam and the Prophet Muhammad.
AMC is a Muslim community group with chapters around the nation, and the AMSA is a Muslim student organization on campus.
Mansoor Qureshi, Metro Detroit chapter president of AMC, began the event by reading from the Quran. Afterward, Mahir Osman, AMC’s public affairs secretary, presented historical background information of 6th-century Arabia. He said the time shortly before Prophet Muhammad’s era was a period marked by violence and injustice.
“Our objective is to show people what, in fact, the true message of Islam really is, what the true message of Prophet Muhammad was,” Osman said. “We, as Americans, are loyal to our country, we are loyal to our fellow citizens. We have that love and that peaceful expectation within ourselves that the prophet actually expected of us.”
Qureshi then detailed the life of Prophet Muhammad, noting how he came to be seen as a public messenger of hope and peace.
AMC member Imam Azam Akram then discussed how Islam is… read more at michigandaily.com