Dhul Hijjah the Month of Hajj

There are an abundance of lessons to be derived from the life of the Prophet Abraham, lessons that are difficult to attain in a world moving further and further away from the metaphysical heart/soul and more and more concerned with the aorta, arteries and other physical aspects of the body. This journey re-centers us; It brings us back to the center of what some say is the center of the world. Like fruits that wish to bear fruit, we reconnect ourselves to the spiritual roots of our spiritual father Abraham and, by doing so, to the rope of God to which if held tightly to, we will never be lost.

Eid Mubarak or Blessed Return

Return to connecting with God, and once we connect with God, we will connect with people, and once we connect with people we will connect with our family because charity begins at home. And once we connect with our family, we will be able to connect with ourselves…We should connect, and reconnect and reconnect every year with the essence of our deen(faith).

Ramadan Mubarak or Blessed Ramadan

“O Allah, make faith beloved to us and beautify it in our hearts, and make unbelief, wickedness, and disobedience hateful to us, and make us among the rightly-guided. O Allah, let us pass away as Muslims, live as Muslims, and let us be joined with the righteous.” Prophet Muhammad, upon him peace and blessings.   I updated the attached blog of previous years. I hope to comment on Ramadan in this blog for the coming year. I have a few posts to help us prepare for this month on Engage Minnesota, FaceBook. I updated the blog with the new dates Read More …

If you or someone you know feels wronged

(All) faces shall be humbled before (Him) – the Living, the Self-Subsisting, Eternal: hopeless indeed will be the man that carries iniquity (on his back). (But he who works deeds of righteousness, and has faith, will have no fear of harm nor of any curtailment (of what is his due). (Quran 20:111-112) First, ask yourself: Are you able to forgive? Can you either move on without the person, or else move on from the hurt feelings and continue to engage? If you can, then do so. However, as you do, communicate your feelings about being wronged to someone you trust who has Read More …