Listening to God – Toward Healing and Reconciliation

By Fedwa Wazwaz, Engage Minnesota The first duty of love is to listen. –Paul Tillich There is a narration on the Prophet’s cousin, Imam Ali ibn Abu Talib, who was fighting an enemy with his sword ready to deal the final blow, then the enemy spit in his face. Ali refused to continue the battle as the fight became personally motivated. We learn from this incident – that whether in battle or in discussion, when conflicts or a fight becomes poisoned with personal angst – the wisest thing to do is to ground oneself and remove the personal angst. Until the Read More …

Autism and Other Disabilities Fair

By Engage Minnesota Autism Spectrum and Other Disabilities Awareness Fair Activities for kids of all ages! Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Islamic Center of Minnesota Gynasiumm 1401 Gardena Avenue, Fridley Autism Spectrum and Other Disabilities Awareness Fair provides a great opportunity for family members to talk to the medical and educational representatives about resources options; visit with organizations, disability, life insurance and wellness program representatives, as well as some community organizations that provide health and wellness programs. For more information, contact Nemeh Sarraj at or 763-516-6065 There will be gluten free/casein free samples. This year’s fair highlights Read More …

Why Study Islam?

By Fedwa Wazwaz, Engage Minnesota. “Not to know is bad, not to wish to know is much worse.” –Nigerian proverb. A couple of years ago, I was in a training session in Edina.  The instructor, who was from Texas, went out of his way to be nice to me during the session.  Every now and then, he would pause as though he wanted to ask me a question that wasn’t training-related, but he would change his mind.

Help flood victims in Pakistan

By Fedwa Wazwaz, Engage Minnesota I have been battling migraines and extremely tired to write much, so there is a backlog of articles that I will wrap up this next two weeks regarding Ramadan. We had quite a few events within the Twin Cities during Ramadan where Muslims struggled to reach out to the best of their ability to be a mercy and in the service of others.