If you or someone you know feels wronged

By Fadwa Wazwaz, Engage Minnesota   (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 Read More …

Book Launch | God Intervenes Between A Person And Their Heart: Key Lessons From The Prophets

By Fadwa Wazwaz, Engage Minnesota   About The Book In this video I explore the themes and questions that inspired the writing of the book.  The book was published on May 23, 2020.  Your review and feedback is appreciated.     Review by Publisher Weekly: Blogger Wazwaz offers a collection of devotional reflections drawn from the lives of the prophets of Islam in this enjoyable debut. Based on words from the eighth chapter of the Koran—“know that Allah intervenes between a person and their heart and that to Him you will be gathered”—her meditations are wide-ranging: addressing radicalism and speaking Read More …

George Floyd

by Fedwa Wazwaz “Please, I can’t breathe.” -George Floyd Ramadan doesn’t turn any of us into angels nor make problems go away. We still need to face them and try our best to act on the lessons we learned during Ramadan. During the month of Ramadan, we reflected much on justice and how God loves justice. Indeed, we all love justice, fairness, and being heard—except when we are the oppressor. Then it is hard for us to recognize when we have violated the boundaries of others, especially if we are blessed with privilege and power. We look for ways to Read More …

Ghuroor, Muslim Women, and Shutting Down Grief

Will Muslims be welcomed as fellow human beings and allowed to grieve alongside their Christian brothers and sisters in humanity this horrible tragedy? Or will we be treated as outsiders? It is critically important that we all nurture each other during times of mass public loss, and that we grieve not as those who belong to different religions or nationalities, but together as fellow human beings.