Archive for July, 2011|Monthly archive page

Islamophobia Driven by Guroor, not Fear of Terrorism

By Fedwa Wazwaz, Engage Minnesota

I love to follow the teachings of Habib Ali, a phenomenal teacher on Islamic spirituality.  In a beautiful lesson, he once said that the more guroor a person has, the more harm comes out of this person.
What is guroor?
While reading my Facebook news feed, I ran across a blog by a Facebook friend, Sincere teacher transform hearts.
Read the rest of Fedwa’s Star Tribune post here.

Appreciating and utilizing our freedom

 By Hani Hamdan, Engage Minnesota

As much as we welcome the recent revolutions in parts of the Arab world, we need to acknowledge an important fact: Revolutions are no fun. Although they are necessary at times in order to correct rampant tyranny and corruption, it’s better not to ever have to resort to them. Revolutions cost lives, bog down the economy, and typically it takes several years of instability and even violence after the end of a revolution before its objectives are somewhat achieved. Continue reading

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