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!
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!
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.
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!
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.