Muslims respond to sale of offensive bath mats

Muslims throughout the United States were alarmed to find the sale of home bath mats, inscribed with Quranic text, on the Amazon website.  The bath mats were marketed under the trademark, “Emvency”, a trademark submitted by Suzhou Taluo International Trade Co., Ltd., based in Jiangsu, China. As a result of numerous complaints, a campaign facilitated [...]

By |2019-01-10T12:43:25+00:00January 10th, 2019|E-News Articles, Homepage Announcements|Comments Off on Muslims respond to sale of offensive bath mats

Mental Health First Aid Certification Training on Feb. 23

The Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC) and American Muslim Health Professionals (AMHP) are partnering to offer a Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Training on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the Catholic Theological Union.  Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an evidence-based 8-hour certification program, which introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs [...]

By |2019-01-10T10:56:12+00:00January 10th, 2019|E-News Articles, Homepage Announcements|Comments Off on Mental Health First Aid Certification Training on Feb. 23

Support our commitment to Interfaith Dialogue & Service

Last chance to make your 2018 donations!All donations to CIOGC are tax-deductible and Zakat-eligible.Even a small amount from each one of us can go a long way. We encourage you to donate to CIOGC in these last hours of 2018 and to forward this email to your friends and family. You can donate online or mail a check to CIOGC, 231 S. State [...]

By |2018-12-30T14:49:25+00:00December 30th, 2018|E-News Articles, Homepage Announcements|Comments Off on Support our commitment to Interfaith Dialogue & Service

If You Want Change, Come In Numbers

Dear CIOGC Community, We, Muslims, want change: change in policies affecting us on immigration, asylum, gun violence and health care. Change, however, is not spontaneous! Change comes from pushing, nudging, and advocating your policies with Illinois legislators. Whether it is with a legislator, like an Illinois state senator, or with a local official, like a [...]

By |2018-12-19T12:31:34+00:00December 18th, 2018|E-News Articles, Homepage Announcements|Comments Off on If You Want Change, Come In Numbers

First Muslim Chaplain for City of Chicago offers Thanksgiving Prayer

Hysni Selenica, center, greets a visitor at a Thanksgiving interfaith prayer service at the Chicago Temple. (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune) On November 21, 2018 the Council of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago held its annual Thanksgiving Observance at the Chicago Temple, 69 W. Washington, Chicago, Illinois.  The observance is an interfaith gathering where the prayers [...]

By |2018-12-12T13:59:34+00:00December 12th, 2018|E-News Articles, Homepage Announcements|Comments Off on First Muslim Chaplain for City of Chicago offers Thanksgiving Prayer

Thank you for attending our 26th Annual CommUnity Dinner

The evening of November 17, 2018 was special to CIOGC as we celebrated our 26th Annual CommUnity Dinner. Our emcee, Mariam Sobh, was insightful and witty and kept us schedule throughout the evening. The program provided us the opportunity to showcase what we are doing for our member organizations and for the Muslim community.  The evening [...]

By |2018-11-21T22:49:18+00:00November 21st, 2018|E-News Articles, Homepage Announcements|Comments Off on Thank you for attending our 26th Annual CommUnity Dinner

Dr. Abdul El-Sayed: CIOGC 2018 Top Muslim Achiever

The Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC) is pleased to announce our second Top Muslim Achiever of 2018, Dr. Abdul Rahman El-Sayed. He will be recognized at our 26th Annual CommUnity Dinner on Saturday, November 17 at Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois. Dr. El-Sayed will also serve as the event's keynote speaker. Abdul Rahman [...]

By |2018-11-15T10:08:32+00:00November 15th, 2018|E-News Articles, Homepage Announcements|Comments Off on Dr. Abdul El-Sayed: CIOGC 2018 Top Muslim Achiever

CIOGC Lifetime Achievement Award: Dr. Bambade Shakoor-Abdullah

Dr. Bambade Shakoor-Abdullah entered college at the age of sixteen and became the first African-American to earn a PhD. in Public Health from the University of Illinois, Chicago Campus (UIC).  She worked as an adjunct Psychology and Sociology professor in City Colleges and Universities. During her academic career, she wrote numerous articles in peer reviewed [...]

By |2018-11-12T15:08:12+00:00November 12th, 2018|E-News Articles, Homepage Announcements|0 Comments

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