September 11, 2014
We are happy to announce that the world-renowned and respected Sheikh Yasir Qadhi will be the keynote speaker for our 22nd Annual CommUnity Dinner, inshaAllah. Sh. Yasir, PhD, is the Dean of Academic Affairs at AlMaghrib Institute, a resident Scholar of Memphis Islamic Center, and a lecturer at Rhodes College, in the Department of Religious Studies.
September 5, 2014
By Dr. Mohammed Kaiseruddin, CIOGC Chairman
The killing of a black unarmed teenager, Michael Brown, by a white police officer and its ensuing unrest in the community has caught the attention of the nation and the world. The majority of the black population displayed their outrage when the police did not even release the name of the officer involved.
September 2, 2014
The Ephraim Bahar Cultural Center, a member organization of CIOGC, held its 2014 "Walk for Moral Excellence" on August 23 near Marquette Park in the southside of Chicago. To reinforce the positive message of the annual event, backpacks and school supplies were distributed to underprivileged children.
August 27, 2014
The Council is seeking interns and volunteers to work with their Communications Department. Communications Interns and Volunteers assist in expanding CIOGC's communications and media presence through journalism and writing, graphic design, web and social media, as well as audio and video production.
August 21, 2014
The Council strongly condemns the barbaric killing of photojournalist James Foley by a group that calls itself the Islamic State (otherwise known as ISIS or ISIL). “Islam teaches that the killing of an innocent person is like the killing of all humanity,” said Dr. Mohammed Kaiseruddin, CIOGC Chairman.