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 …

Students Deserve Equal Religious Rights Under the Law

By Fedwa Wazwaz and Marcia Lynx Qualey, Engage Minnesota On April 9, we read Katherine Kersten’s column in the Star Tribune, and the e-mail exchange between Kersten and Asad Zaman, executive director of Tariq ibn Ziyad Academy (TIZA), and were compelled to respond. I (Fedwa) have an eight-year-old daughter. I visited TIZA and decided not to enroll my daughter, choosing instead Al Amal School in Fridley. The primary reason is that I was convinced TIZA is not an Islamic School and does not teach Islamic Education to kids. I pay from my own pocket to put my daughter in Al Read More …