إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ‎ + inna lillahi/indeed we belong to Allah wa inna ilayhi raji-un/and to Allah we return




Saturday August 1, 2020
3:00pm EST

Performed by Wazina Zondon

featuring Terna Tilley-Gyado

RSVP Link here


إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ‎/Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji-un/Indeed we belong to Allah and to Allah we return (re)creates and preempts the burial rites queer and trans Muslims are not guaranteed but ought to be. The performance explores the in-between spaces of living within the third culture realm, recreating coveted traditions, hidden truths and reconciling death.


Indeed we belong to Allah and to Allah we return... as you intended us to be












Wazina Zondon is an Afghan raised in New York City, Wazina's storycollecting and storytelling work centers culture, collective memories and tradition. As an informal and undisciplined performer, Wazina is the co-writer and co-performer of Coming Out Muslim: Radical Acts of Love, a personal storytelling performance capturing the experience of being queer and Muslim alongside her creative counterpart and sister in spirituality, Terna Tilley-Gyado.
Wazina is a sexuality educator & trainer who focuses on intersectional identities, often speaking to issues related to Islam & sexuality. She's included in Reebok's 2020 #AllTypesofLove Pride Campaign, Advocate Magazine's 2019 Champions of Pride, featured in HBO's OutList, HuffPost, VICE/Broadly, them., Season 2 of The Secret Life of Muslims and The Muslims of Brooklyn Oral History Project.
Currently, she is working on Faith: in Love/faith in love which (re)traces her parent's love story and family’s inherited love print.