FamiliesBelongTogether: March Locations Across Illinois

So many of us felt helpless as the images of children in steel cages streamed across our screens recently. Our spirits were weighed down further when we learned of the Supreme Court’s order allowing religious hate and bigotry to stand as federal law in the form of the Muslim Ban. Tomorrow, Saturday, each of [...]

By | 2018-06-29T12:54:45+00:00 June 29th, 2018|Civic, E-News Articles|0 Comments

Is a Halal Lifestyle Compatible With the Lifestyle in the United States?

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 [...]

Rally against US Embassy in Jerusalem

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 [...]

By | 2017-12-13T22:16:53+00:00 December 13th, 2017|E-News Articles|0 Comments

Register for the AMP 10th Annual Conference for Palestine, Nov. 23-25

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 [...]

By | 2017-11-15T21:26:12+00:00 November 15th, 2017|E-News Articles|0 Comments

Join the ICNA Chicago Quiz Competition on Islamic Knowledge on Nov. 18

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. 

By | 2017-11-15T21:09:26+00:00 November 15th, 2017|E-News Articles|0 Comments

MCC 17th Annual Women’s Only Sisterhood Event to be held Nov. 18

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 [...]

By | 2017-11-15T21:08:51+00:00 November 15th, 2017|E-News Articles|0 Comments

Exposing Truth, Fighting Injustice: The Scholarship and Activism of M. Cherif Bassiouni

American Islamic College, in conjunction with other sponsors, including CIOGC, is hosting three dynamic speakers with unique perspectives into Professor Bassiouni as a scholar and an activist, and with thoughtful insights into the legacy of Professor Bassiouni’s work. The speakers will be David Scheffer, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, Mansa Bilal Mark King, Professor [...]

By | 2017-11-08T20:15:58+00:00 November 8th, 2017|E-News Articles|0 Comments