The Danger of Conjecture: Answer the Call

Who should tell the definitive story of humanity, the Creator or created?

“There is only one virtue and one sin for a soul on the path: virtue when he is conscious of God and sin when he is not.”

Abu Hashim Madani


Listening to just one definitive story—one story about people of faith, the Prophet Muhammad, and Moses—risks a critical misunderstanding. The Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Adichie argued in her powerful TED talk, the danger of a single story, that our lives and cultures are composed of many overlapping stories. She is correct that stories are dependent on power. How they are told, who tells them, when they’re told, and how many stories are told depend on power. Power is the ability not just to tell stories but to make them the absolute and definitive reality of humanity.

Fadwa Wazwaz | Fəd-wə Wəz-wəz is a Palestinian-American born in Jerusalem, Palestine and raised in the US. Currently, she lives in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. She is an author of God Intervenes Between A Person And Their Heart and Love Is Deeper Than Words: Key Lessons From The Prophets.
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