February 28, 2016

The Rev. Heath D. Howe

Since many of us are having difficulty separating "Radical" Islam from "Regular" Islam, we had a "real" Muslim family that lives in our area who spoke with us about how their faith is practiced here on the North Shore. Dilnaz Waraich, educational consultant for Envision Education and member of the Winnetka Interfaith Council, spoke along with her two sons, Mohsin and Sawleh. Mohsin is a senior at New Trier, a football quarterback, avid skier, and passionate social activist in Chicago. Sawleh is a freshman at New Trier, a wrestler and snowboarder, and has raised over $50,000 in the past 5 years through the Waraich Family Bowling Fundraiser for causes such as Oxfam, IMAN, Water.org, Pakistan Relief Fund, and 100 Wells Project in Africa. While Dilnaz begain the presentation, the boys took over from there. They talked about their everyday life and how their Islamic Faith is practiced in this area. (By the way, as if all that weren't enough, Dilnaz climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro the week before our meeting.) You can contact Dilnaz through facebook.

The Waraich Family