CIOGC 25th Anniversary Dinner a great success

See photos from our 25th Anniversary Dinner! Watch video from our 25th Anniversary Dinner! Listen to Dalia Mogahed's keynote address about "Reimagining Muslim Spaces"! The CIOGC board and staff express their deep gratitude and appreciation to the sponsors, guests, and volunteers of our 25th Anniversary CommUnity Dinner. The mission of CIOGC was in action at [...]

By |2018-03-27T16:01:27-05:00November 8th, 2017|E-News Articles, Members and Community|0 Comments

CIOGC remembers Abdul Hameed Dogar & Dr. Zia Hassan

Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un. Indeed, we belong to Allah, and to Him we shall return.  We are sad to announce the passing of two Chicago Muslim community giants, Dr. Zia Hassan and Br. Abdul Hameed Dogar, and offer our prayers and condolences to their family and friends during this difficult time. May Allah (swt) grant them mercy and accept them into the highest levels of Jannah, insha'Allah.  Br. Abdul Hameed Dogar  Br. [...]

By |2018-03-27T16:01:16-05:00November 1st, 2017|E-News Articles, Members and Community|0 Comments

Dr. Ragab El-Rashidy: CIOGC 2017 Top Muslim Achiever

The Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC) is pleased to announce our second Top Muslim Achiever of 2017, Dr. Ragab El-Rashidy. He will be recognized at our 25th Anniversary Dinner on Saturday, November 4 at Shalimar Banquets in Addison, Illinois. Dr. Ragab El-Rashidy is the founder and CEO of Genix, a pharmaceutical research and [...]

By |2018-03-27T16:00:29-05:00October 25th, 2017|E-News Articles, Members and Community|0 Comments

Dilara Sayeed: CIOGC 2017 Top Muslim Achiever

The Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC) is pleased to announce our first Top Muslim Achiever of 2017, Dr. Dilara Sayeed. She will be recognized at our 25th Anniversary Dinner on Saturday, November 4 at Shalimar Banquets in Addison, Illinois. From the moment Dilara Sayeed graduated from Headstart preschool for low-income children, she understood the [...]

By |2018-03-27T16:03:36-05:00October 18th, 2017|E-News Articles, Members and Community|0 Comments

Meet Dalia Mogahed: 25th Anniversary CommUnity Dinner keynote speaker

CIOGC is pleased to announce that Sister Dalia Mogahed will be the keynote speaker of our 25th Anniversary CommUnity Dinner, "Unity In Diversity," on Saturday, November 4, 2017. Mogahed is the former Executive Director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies, where she led the analysis of surveys of Muslim communities. Mogahed also has testified [...]

By |2018-03-27T16:03:49-05:00September 27th, 2017|E-News Articles, Members and Community|0 Comments

5 Questions to Ask Your Halal Grocer, Making Sure You’re Getting Your Money’s Worth

Samana Siddiqui You may think everything you get from your local Halal grocery shop is as Halal to the tee: Islamically slaughtered, pretty fresh, free of germs, etc. But you may be in for a surprise. Some of the meat sold in smaller Muslim grocery stores may actually be bought from the non-Muslim wholesale market [...]

4 Big Reasons to Choose Zabiha over Non Zabiha

Choose what you will, but Zabiha clearly has more advantages over non-Zabiha meat available in supermarkets. Here are some MAJOR reasons why: 1. YOU CAN BE SURE THERE'S NO PORK IN IT In the last few years, revelations of pork being mixed with meat have surfaced. According to Ahmad Sakr, Professor Emeritus of Food Science [...]

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