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Members of WNY Muslims will hand out roses to passers-by downtown and at the University at Buffalo’s North Campus in Amherst on Wednesday, along with inspirational quotations from the Prophet Muhammad, as part of a “Roses of the Prophet: iLove” event to change how Muslims are perceived.

The organization also will drop off buckets of roses for patients at Sisters Hospital and its St. Joseph Campus.

The outreach event is designed to spread awareness about Islam, combat misperceptions and stereotypes, and encourage Muslims to become actively engaged in the community.

The roses will be distributed at Lafayette Square downtown and at the UB Student Union from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.