By Fedwa Wazwaz, Engage Minnesota
“Husayn is from me and I am from Husayn”
–Prophet Muhammad, upon him peace and blessings.
A bomb went off in the capital of Somalia killing over 276 people and injuring 300.
People are understandably in total shock and grief as the tragedy is described as the worst massacre in the past 27 years.
The country was in a civil war since 1991. No group has taken responsibility, but the government blames Al Shabab.
This tragedy touched us right here in Minnesota, as some Somali-Minnesotans were killed in the blast. Locally, families are grieving the loss of Minnesotans. One such person is Ahmed AbdiKarin Eyow, a Somali-Minnesotan who died in the recent blast in Somalia on Saturday, October 14, 2017, a few hours after he arrived at his hotel.
He died planning a better life for his family and motherland, but God had another plan. May God accept him as a martyr or witness in this holy month of Muharram.
The local Muslim community is raising funds for his family and funeral expenses. If you would like to contribute, click here.
This piece was originally posted here recently on Open Salon. The author, Nancee Lundeen, is referring to Dar Al Farooq Community Center in Minneapolis. She graciously accepted that we repost her piece on Engage Minnesota.
By Nancee Lundeen
Last night, near the southeast campus of the University of Minnesota, my college-age daughter prepared to move out of her little apartment and into a house with roomates a few blocks away. I took kitchen detail and scrubbed places that hadn’t been scrubbed in a long time. Read the rest of this entry