• CIOGC wishes you and your families a very blessed and rewarding Ramadan

CIOGC ED discusses Charleston tragedy on Chicago Tonight

June 23, 2015

CIOGC Executive Director Tabassum Haleem joined a panel of faith leaders on Chicago Tonight (WTTW 11) on June 22 to discuss the racially motivated shooting at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in South Carolina. Watch the segment online!

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CIOGC 2015 Ramadan Resource Guide

June 22, 2015

The CIOGC Ramadan Resource Guide was created to help the Muslim community share Ramadan! The guide includes Taraweeh schedules for dozens of mosques in Chicagoland, dates for community and interfaith iftars, a Green Ramadan tips sheet, ideas on how to share Ramadan, how to plan an iftar and much, much more!

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CIOGC deeply saddened by senseless killings at AME Church

June 18, 2015

CIOGC is deeply saddened by the senseless and brutal killings at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Charleston, South Carolina. We extend our sincerest condolences to the families and friends of those targeted in this terror attack specifically because of their community affiliation.

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Why is the Quran in Arabic? “… so that you may understand” [12:2]

June 17, 2015

By Dr. Mohammed Kaiseruddin, CIOGC Chairman

Not just once, but in more than a dozen places in the Quran Allah (swt) states why the Quran was revealed in Arabic. It is reported that Arabs at the time of revelation of the Quran took a great deal of pride in their language.

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2015 Community Ramadan Schedule

June 12, 2015

Do you know where you're going to pray taraweeh during Ramadan this year? Do you know who's going to lead the extra prayers at your local mosque or center? Or how about how many rakat they'll perform? And are they planning to host community iftars? Find out all the answers to these questions and more in our 2015 Community Ramadan Schedule!

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Initiative on unifying the dates of beginning and ending of Ramadan

June 11, 2015

We are pleased to advise you of a new initiative on unifying the dates of beginning and ending of the month of Ramadan. Pioneered by Sheikh Kifah Mustapha of the Prayer Center of Orland Park, this initiative has led the CIOGC Board to applaud the effort and ask all member organizations to consider joining it. Differing methods of determining the dates have been acknowledged as valid by several scholars.

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