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 sarrne11@hotmail.com or 763-516-6065 There will be gluten free/casein free samples. This year’s fair highlights Read More …

‘Day of Dignity’ held Sunday at Masjid An-Nur

By Engage Minnesota, Fedwa Wazwaz On Sunday, October 7th in North Minneapolis, Masjid An-Nur will host the 2nd annual Twin Cities Day of Dignity, a day to celebrate dignity and well being in the Twin Cities.  “It means alot to the communities,” said Masjid An Nur Imam Makram El-Amin.  He added that there are: “a ton of services as well as direct services to really help people have a higher quality of life”. The event is a combination of day of service to the community and a free block party.  There will be many free services including health care services, Read More …

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.