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Muslim Achievers

Objective of the CIOGC Achievers Award

This Award is to promote Muslim excellence and to draw attention to Muslim achievements locally and nationally for awareness among Muslim and non- Muslim communities.

Nominee qualifications:

  • Muslim individuals are recognized as achievers based upon their outstanding success and contribution in the fields of sports, sciences, medicine, engineering, academia, politics, journalism and finance/business among other professions.
  • Number of awards will vary from one to a maximum of three based upon the meritorious achievements of the candidates.
  • The top Muslim Achievers Committee of CIOGC evaluates nominees based upon its research and experience. The following criteria are meant as a guide line for making nominations.
  • Preference is given to the Chicagoland Achievers.
  • Nominees from outside of Chicagoland will be recognized if their achievement is of national prominence.
  • Nominees are not accepted from fields that are haram in nature, for example gambling, alcohol, smuggling, Pornography etc. or the ones holding views offensive to
  • Fundamental beliefs in Islam.

Please provide thorough information about the nominee by providing a BIO, CV, supporting citations, certificates and a recommendation letter. Minimum three references with their contact information. Committee will accept well prepared audio, video information about the nominee and submission of this information is encouraged.

or email to rita@ciogc.org by , no later than Date Sept 15, 2019