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Culture of Understanding

JEFFREY SMITH | for the Daily News Mehvish Khan, 8, of Midland participates in a call to prayer during the "Choosing a Culture of Understanding" series Friday evening at the Islamic Center of Midland.

JEFFREY SMITH | for the Daily News Shoes are left in a pile as guests and members listen during the "Choosing a Culture of Understanding" series Friday evening at the Islamic Center of Midland.

JEFFREY SMITH | for the Daily News Midland residents Daniel Ahmed, 18, left, and Ibaad Husain, 17, both listen during the "Choosing a Culture of Understanding" series Friday evening at the Islamic Center of Midland. The two spoke on their experience of blending culture with education at their high schools. "We have to understand and learn about religion to help us better connect to today's world," Ahmed said.

JEFFREY SMITH | for the Daily News People sit barefoot on carpet as they listen during the "Choosing a Culture of Understanding" series Friday evening at the Islamic Center of Midland.

JEFFREY SMITH | for the Daily News Sarosh Anwar, a Saginaw resident and president of the Saginaw Islamic Center speaks during the "Choosing a Culture of Understanding" series Friday evening at the Islamic Center of Midland.

JEFFREY SMITH | for the Daily News Midland resident Shabiha Hakim, left, Hope resident Marnie Sharp and Midland resident Umbareen Jamil listen during the "Choosing a Culture of Understanding" series Friday evening at the Islamic Center of Midland.