CIOGC Anti-racism Task Force Combats Bigotry in All Forms

A convergence of events and natural phenomena in the world today has captured the attention of every human being – and given us all great pause. The onset of a global pandemic has forced everyone into a heightened consciousness about their own sense of mortality. With the continued spread of Covid-19, the death toll and [...]

By |2021-05-04T15:30:19-05:00May 4th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sheikh Zaid Khan

Zaid Khan memorized the Qur’an at an early age and graduated from the six-year Alim program at Darul Uloom Azaadville in South Africa in 2007. He specialized in Fiqh studies in 2008 and also received Ijazah in Qira'at and Tajweed. He has a B.A. in Middle Eastern Studies from Columbia University, and is currently in [...]

By |2021-05-02T14:11:31-05:00May 2nd, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sheikh Rizwan Ali

Rizwan Ali is currently the Imam and Religious Director of the Islamic Center of Naperville. He completed his bachelor's degree from Benedictine University in Social Sciences and a minor in Secondary Education. He completed his master's degree from Saint Xavier University in Curriculum and Instruction. He completed his doctorate in Educational Leadership at Creighton University. [...]

By |2021-05-06T09:13:03-05:00May 1st, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Council’s COVID-19 Taskforce: Activities, & Information Dissemination In Greater Chicago Area.

Coronavirus or COVID-19 has affected close to 55 million and caused over 1 million deaths globally. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to significant detrimental effects on the health, well-being, and lives of people around the globe. As of late February, it became increasingly clear that COVID-19 was spreading in different places in the United States [...]

By |2020-12-01T12:53:15-06:00December 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Post 9/11 World: Why civic and political engagement is necessary for American Muslims?

by Sadia Qureshi We all remember. We remember all those who lost their lives, regardless of their race, religion, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation, to a tragedy 19 years ago that reshaped the way the world operated and the way it perceived Muslims. And then swiftly, the day became a catalyst to fund and promote [...]

By |2020-09-11T21:35:54-05:00September 11th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

9/11 and the Death of the American Muslim Dream

by Anisa Noormohamed , Guest Blog Contributor & Founder of Nur SkinCare Today marks the 19th anniversary of a day that changed so many of us profoundly. I often wonder what the trajectory of my life would have been had the events of that day had not happened, or even if the perpetrators hadn’t been [...]

By |2020-09-11T21:47:15-05:00September 11th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Point of View: What (or rather, Who) defines America?

By Jamiel Abed “My country, ‘tis of thee, poisonous land of racial injustice”.  Growing up in America is like watching a puppet show. You get to see the silk curtains, the bright lights, the comedic timing and satire of an inanimate object, everything about it is just so perfect. That is, until you peel back [...]

By |2020-07-29T22:53:34-05:00July 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Spending Dhul Hijjah as a Single Mom

by Anonymous This is my 4th year as a single mom but the first time in a long time that I am able to focus on worship these beloved 10 days. Each day, I have been spending a little time watching special video lessons by renowned scholars and making time for nawafil deeds. Aside from [...]

By |2020-07-29T13:50:33-05:00July 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Q and A with HelpingHeartsofBIH Founder

1/ How did you decide to start Helping Hearts of BIH? What was the moment?In May 2014, I formed a GoFundMe fundraiser to help out families during the worst floods in Bosnia when three months' worth of rain fell in just three days, creating the worst floods since records began 120 years ago. Many lost their [...]

By |2020-07-15T21:51:14-05:00July 15th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Point of View: My Black Muslim Woman Experience

by Imani Hawkins  I was twelve years old and that was the first time I truly fell in love with Islam. My father  let us tag along to the masjid with him and took my little brother and me to Islamic weekend school.   I was the only Black Muslim that I knew of in [...]

By |2020-07-03T17:21:41-05:00July 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments