Sheikh Hisham Al Qaisi

Br. Hisham Qaisi is the Religious Activities Coordinator at Islamic Foundation. His pursuit of traditional Islamic sciences began in Jerusalem and continued under scholars in the US. In addition, Br. Hisham has obtained bachelor’s degrees in Judaic Studies and English literature as well as a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Midwestern University. Daily Quranic Reflections [...]

Dr. Zainab Alwani

Dr. Zainab Alwani is the Founding Director and the first Associate Professor of Islamic Studies at Howard University School of Divinity (HUSD). She is also the chair of the Master of Arts (Religious Studies) program at HUSD. Dr. Alwani received her Ph.D. in Islamic Sciences and Islamic Jurisprudence from the International Islamic University in Malaysia. [...]

Developing Financial Sustainability for Your Organization

The growing challenge for nonprofit organizations, including Muslim nonprofit organizations, is sustainability.  As customary sources of revenue shrink, we must cultivate new sources of revenue to sustain our operation and to foster our continued growth. Indiana University has developed specialized studies in the area of philanthropy, with a focus on strategies for financially sustaining [...]

By |2018-07-10T15:36:50-05:00July 10th, 2018|Members and Community|0 Comments

Eid: A Reminder of Unity and Diversity

"O mankind, indeed We have created you from male and female and made you peoples and tribes that you may know one another. Indeed, the most noble of you in the sight of Allah is the most righteous of you. Indeed, Allah is Knowing and Acquainted" (Q 49:13). Eid is upon us! Eid is [...]

Eid Mubarak From CIOGC

Expressed in many languages, celebrated in many varied ways, Eid Al-Fitr is our time for joyous celebration. It is our holiday that is preceded by a month where we refrained from food, drink, and intimacy with one’s spouse to instill discipline in our conduct, to raise awareness of those less fortunate, and, more importantly, [...]

Observing Ramadan with Chicago area Refugees from Syria

(CHICAGO, IL.) --The holy month of Ramadan is traditionally accompanied with an atmosphere of joy and family gatherings, but for those who were forcibly displaced from their home by war, it might be difficult to fully indulge in Ramadan’s atmosphere. Noor al-Shami, a Syrian refugee, who was resettled in Chicago with her husband and [...]

Annual Muslim-Catholic Iftar Dinner

"Overcoming Hate through Acts of Faith" On Friday, May 25, CIOGC, in collaboration with the Mecca Center and The Archdiocese of Chicago, hosted its annual Muslim-Catholic Iftar Dinner, inviting Catholics to join Muslims in breaking their Ramadan fast. For twenty years, CIOGC has sponsored this event during the holy month of Ramadan. It [...]

By |2018-06-07T13:34:17-05:00June 1st, 2018|Homepage Announcements, Interfaith, Ramadan|Comments Off on Annual Muslim-Catholic Iftar Dinner