Dear CIOGC Community, During the blessed month of Ramadan, we are encouraged to strengthen our resolve, particularly during times of great difficulty. This past Sunday, we were asked to strengthen our resolve again as the Diyanet Mosque in New Haven, Connecticut was intentionally set on fire. This comes as part of a wave of attacks [...]
Today, as Muslims assembled for Friday prayers in a masjid located in downtown Christchurch, New Zealand, a fully armed male, openly and indiscriminately, fired upon the Muslim worshippers. The shooting was directed at all within the mosque, both men and women. The number of those killed or injured has yet to be determined. This level [...]
On Saturday, August 5, 2017, Dar al-Farooq Islamic Center, located in Bloomington, Minnesota, was bombed. Worshippers were present in the mosque at the time a bomb was hurled through a window of the Center, but, Al-Hamdulillah (by the grace of Almighty God), no one was injured. The bombing of Dar al-Farooq Islamic Center is not [...]
Al Aqsa Mosque in Palestine is currently under attack - join CIOGC in expressing your solidarity Friday, July 21 from 12pm-2pm at the sermon and prayer in downtown Chicago (Michigan and Congress). Buses will leave local mosques at approximately 11am. Please check with your local mosque for details and join the Facebook event page.
CIOGC congratulates two of its member organizations, the Syrian Community Network (SCN) and the Mecca Center in Willowbrook, on the opening of their new community spaces. SCN held the official opening of their new office located at 5439 N. Broadway St. In Chicago. on Friday, April 21 for a number of guests including elected officials, [...]
Originally published by ABC 7 By Leah Hope Faith groups, immigrant rights leaders and community activists all took part in a Day of Action--like the one seen outside JFK Airport in New York--in response to President Trump's new travel ban.Similar rallies were held in in Bridgeview and Chicago.Midday prayer at the downtown Islamic Center preceded [...]
Originally published by CBS 2 By Sandra Torres Dozens formed a human chain Friday at a mosque in the southwest suburbs. They joined other diverse faith groups around the country by standing in solidarity with Muslims in America. CBS 2’s Sandra Torres reports. The human chain at the Bridgeview mosque was part of the “We [...]