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CIOGC Blog2021-05-03T09:07:49-05:00

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

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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Sheikh Tariq Musleh

Shaykh Tariq Musleh is a graduate from the prestigious Madinah University where he attained his Associate degree in Arabic and Bachelors Degree from the College of Sharia. He completed his memorization of Quran at the age of 13 and went on to receive ijaza from Palestine. He studied Classical Arabic at the Fajr Center in

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Sh. Kifah Mustapha

Sheikh Kifah Mustapha is the Imam and Director of The Prayer Center of Orland Park. He is the appointed representative for the Ministry of Religious Affairs in Lebanon (Darul Fatwa) on behalf of the Lebanese Community in the USA.Chairman of the Illinois Council of Imams and Scholars The Council for the Center for Faith and

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