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DC Welcomes Community Café

Muslim Run Partner Store Profiles

Health Clinic: Ready for Ramadan

Save the Date!

IMAN's 15th on December 15th
Details Coming Soon!

Streets 2013

IMAN is in the midst of planning a very special 15th Year Anniversary edition of Takin' It to the Streets for Summer 2013. While this means there won't be a Streets this summer (2012), the festival next summer will be well worth the wait.


Roots and Remedies 2012: Toward a Comprehensive Agenda for Healthy Communities
As one of only 10 Grantees selected from 512 applicants, IMAN was an active participant of this recent Robert Wood Johnson Foundation convening, from June 22 to June 24.

UCCRO’s 2012 Summer Youth Leader Initiative
An IMAN Board Member helped lead and our youth leaders participated in this key weeklong training held June 25-29.

Upcoming Events

Ramadan Reflections @ IMAN
IMAN’s Scholar-in-Residence and recent Al-Azhar graduate Ubaidullah Evans will be leading an interactive class and discussion on our engagement with the Qur'an on Wednesdays in Ramadan.
Jul 25, Aug 1, Aug 8, & Aug 15

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An IMAN Update

DC Welcomes Community Café

By Asad Jafri - Director of Arts & Culture IMAN

CC: REACH Beyond...For years, IMAN has thought of expanding its Community Café series nationally, but has been careful and thoughtful in going forward with this expansion.  In 2009 and again in 2010, IMAN took Community Café to New York for what turned out to be two of our most successful events.  We knew, then, that we would be doing the same in Washington DC, as we had launched an IMAN DC Initiative at that time.  A couple of years later, the IMAN DC Initiative had birthed Project REACH DC, an independent non-profit organization focused on community development through youth engagement. Project REACH's focus also included plans for Community Café DC. Read More

Muslim Run Partner Store Profiles

By Shamar Hemphill - Youth Director IMAN

Partner StoreSince the release of the Muslim Run principles document, early this year, 15 stores on the Southwest Side of Chicago have signed on to the Statement of Intent Document in support of the campaign.  Four of these partner stores in West Englewood have become models and anchors for the Muslim Run campaign.  Ownership and management at these stores is recognizing that the current model is problematic and is pledging to enact real and permanent change.  Here are short profiles of these four stores:  Read More

Health Clinic: Ready for Ramadan

By Altaf Kaiseruddin - Medical Director IMAN

Clinic Ready for RamdanDuring the month of Ramadan, IMAN's Health Clinic will reach a key milestone of treating one hundred patients per week, God Willing. This represents our commitment to continue increasing our capacity for delivering health care services to our local community, which has a great need for such services. While expanding Clinic hours is an obvious precursor to this increased capacity, it has also required growing the number of volunteer physicians and Clinic volunteer staff, and streamlining the electronic medical records system and other technical infrastructure that the Clinic runs on. Read More