I have said more than once on my blog that living in Minneapolis, Minnesota is good for Muslims for many different reasons.
This brother, Hesham Hussein, was one of those reasons. Many schools here owe their existence to him and a handful of other hard-working brothers and sisters who spend their lives trying to make our community thrive.
And its blossoming at an unbelievable rate.
But last Sunday in Saudi Arabia we lost our central force, the sheltering tree one might say; our bridge between the Muslims and the non-Muslims.
Inna lillahi wa inna ilahi rajioon.
Our garden will never be the same.