EID MUBARAK (BLESSED EID)

By Fedwa Wazwaz  Eid ul-Adha, or Festival of Sacrifice is one of the major Muslim holidays.  It comes right after the fifth pillar of Islam called the Hajj or pilgrimage.  The Hajj commemorates the life and trials of Prophet Abraham’s family, upon them peace and blessings.  Once in a lifetime, every adult Muslim who has the physical and financial ability is required to make a pilgrimage to the holy city of Makkah, home of the Ka’bah, which Muslims believe was built by Abraham and his son Ishmael.

Critical Thinking in the Face of Propaganda

By Fedwa Wazwaz, Engage Minnesota The elections this year turned ugly as presidential candidate Barack Obama was continuously portrayed as a Muslim, with a hidden negative inference that being Muslim means that Obama supports terrorism, and that being Muslim means bad and ugly. While such attacks came mainly from the Republican party, the Democratic party did not show a strong backbone to repudiate these attacks.  Even Obama showed weakness in not fighting these attacks against Muslims and Islam by proclaiming he is not Muslim, he is a Christian.  He lacked the ability to affect a change in the psyche of Read More …

Eid Mubarak (Blessed Eid)

By Fedwa Wazwaz Eid ul-Adha, or Festival of Sacrifice is one of the major Muslim holidays.  It comes right after a pillar of Islam called the Hajj or pilgrimage.  The Hajj commemorates the life and trials of Prophet Abraham’s family, upon them peace and blessings.  Once in a lifetime, every adult Muslim who ahs the physical and financial ability is required to make a pilgrimage to teh holy city of Makkah, home of the Ka’bah, which Muslims believe was built by Abraham and his son Ishmael. The Hajj pilgrimage is an extremely communal event as over two million Muslims, men and women Read More …