CIOGC Friends and Supporters, As salaam alaikum. Earlier this week, CIOGC disseminated an email informing our community about “Punish Muslim” day. The date is April 3, 2018, and the origin of the threat is an email from some hate person or group in the United Kingdom. The email has made a call to the general [...]
Too often the answer given is no. In explanations given, the “American” lifestyle is casted as offering a series of prohibitions to Muslims. It is asserted that the American lifestyle means drinking alcohol, eating pork, or taking interest. This answer, and its supporting explanations, rest on two false premises. The first premise relied upon is [...]
Many charitable organizations, including Muslim charities, provided assistance to the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas. One of our member organizations, The Zakat Foundation, not only sponsored a fleet of trucks that carried household goods and food supplies to the residents of Houston, Texas, it brought volunteer workers to Houston to assist with distribution [...]
Apathy is defined as having a lack of interest, enthusiasm, or concern. Hence, with respect to the question of voting in the upcoming March 20, 2018 primary elections, Muslim voter apathy concerns a lack of interest or concern to vote. In a previous article we wrote “what’s better than a Muslim voter?.....an Informed Muslim [...]
Our community is rich, but its richness, depending upon your perspective, is either hidden or undiscovered. This article focuses on one person who was a rich bounty to our community. Many of us were acquainted with her, but many did not know her. The person I am speaking about is Dr. Bambade Shakoor-Abdullah. She was [...]
On Thursday, December 7, 2017, one of our member organizations, American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), co-sponsored a rally and march, which was held at the Federal Plaza, Chicago, Illinois, to protest President Trump and his decision to transfer the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. CIOGC joined in the rally and was represented by [...]
American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) will hold their 10th Annual Conference for Palestine: "100 Years since Balfour" on November 23-25, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare. As part of the largest gathering for Palestine in the U.S., speakers include Dr. Hatem Bazian, Dr. Osama Abuirshaid, Ahlam Jbara, Noura Erakat, Dr. Rima Khalaf, Miko Peled, Josh [...]
On December 2, friends, families and supporters will gather at the historic South Shore Cultural Center to celebrate the 20th anniversary of IMAN’s work, and lift up powerful plans for continuing to cultivate the health and vitality of inner-city neighborhoods in Chicago, Atlanta and beyond. RSVP today!
Join ICNA Chicago's Young Muslim Quiz Competition on Islamic Knowledge - Saturday, November 18th at Islamic Foundation School! Geared for students in 1st through 8th grade, the event is free and will offer students the opportunity to share their Islamic knowledge and win prizes like bikes, tablets, computers, books, and more! Please register online by November 15 at www.icnachicago.org/quiz2017.
The Muslim Community Center's (MCC) Dawah Committee and Muslimahs of Chicago will be holding their 17th Annual Women's Only Sisterhood Event on Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 4pm-7pm at MCC. The event is a potluck and will feature speakers Sisters Zaineb Ahmed and Melody Ransom who will present on the topic of "The Sunnah of Parenting and Leadership through Connection and Love." Babysitting [...]