In 1989, Muslim leaders from across the greater Chicago area met to discuss the possibility of uniting this enormous yet dispersed community under a common umbrella. An ad hoc committee was formed to investigate this ambitious project-a project that was without precedent in any other American city. The Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (“the Council”) was officially formed in 1992, with twenty member mosques and organizations.
Are you with a masjid, school, service group, or other Muslim institution? Coordinate and collaborate with the large and diverse Muslim community by becoming a member of CIOGC. Membership with the Council is limited to Islamic organizations of the Chicago metropolitan area, which are registered as not-for-profit organizations, and whose decision making is accomplished by a consultative body of at least five persons, all of whom must be Muslims. Additionally, a Community-Based Organization shall have been in existence for at least one year prior to becoming eligible for joining the Council. Similarly, a Service-Based Organization shall have been in existence for two years prior to joining the Council.
To apply to become a member of CIOGC, fill out the form.