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

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

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

Muslims make an impact in the 2018 Midterm and Illinois Elections

In the recent Illinois and General Elections, Muslims across the United States not only cast their ballots more than ever before, but also ran for various positions of public office. Illustrating the tremendous civic participation of our community, voters mobilized locally, statewide, and nationally to say “our time and our vote.” Rep. Keith Ellison won [...]

By |2018-11-11T13:19:35+00:00November 11th, 2018|E-News Articles, Homepage Announcements|0 Comments

VIDEO: Mariam Sobh invites you to our 2018 CommUnity Dinner

We are pleased to share a special video message from our Annual CommUnity Dinner Emcee, Mariam Sobh! Join us on November 17 at Drury Lane and get your tickets today: https://bit.ly/2ORwaiI #Unity #EnduringValues

By |2018-10-29T11:07:28+00:00October 29th, 2018|E-News Articles, Homepage Announcements|Comments Off on VIDEO: Mariam Sobh invites you to our 2018 CommUnity Dinner

CIOGC Condemns Violence at Pittsburgh Synagogue

The Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC) wishes to extend its prayers and condolences to the families who lost loved ones today at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We pray that Almighty God grants each of you comfort during this time of personal loss. We firmly believe that this violence [...]

By |2018-10-28T20:32:49+00:00October 28th, 2018|E-News Articles, Homepage Announcements|Comments Off on CIOGC Condemns Violence at Pittsburgh Synagogue

VIDEO: Vote in the Illinois General Election, November 6 #OurTimeOurVote

The Chicagoland Muslim community encourages you to make your voice heard in the Illinois General Election on November 6! Learn more about the upcoming election and get valuable voting resources at MuslimGoVote.com. You can also use and follow the hashtags #OurTimeOurVote and #RememberNovember to help get out the vote! Watch our new video below on Facebook.

By |2018-10-29T11:10:24+00:00October 24th, 2018|E-News Articles, Homepage Announcements|Comments Off on VIDEO: Vote in the Illinois General Election, November 6 #OurTimeOurVote

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