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Refresh The 'Hood Reflection

Arts & Culture: Moving The Tradition Forward

IMAN Leaders Win WIEF Grant

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Details on the fundraiser soon

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Ojalá!:Connecting Voices & Visions

At this Community Café, artists and activists will highlight one neighborhood’s history and struggles for inclusion.

Saturday, October 20: 6-10p

Little Village High School

News

Text4Syria by IMAN Leader Sana Khatib is a campaign aimed at helping Syrian refugees. You can make a big difference by texting "Syria" to 80077 to donate $10 through October. For more info: www.text4syria.com.

Upcoming Events

IMAN Sessions
This fall, recent Al-Azhar graduate, Ubaidullah Evans, will lead an interactive course on Seerah and the Prophetic tradition that will highlight the spiritual values that underlie IMAN’s work.
Oct 3rd - Nov 28th: 5:30p-8p
IMAN Office

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An IMAN Update

Welcome Zeinab Bakhiet: Refresh The 'Hood Reflection

By Zeinab Bakhiet - Executive Fellow IMAN

Refresh The 'HoodZeinab Bakhiet recently joined IMAN as an Executive Fellow. The Executive Fellowship is a one-year program that exposes the Fellow to a broad range of IMAN’s work and aims at building a functional understanding of community organizing and advocacy, donor cultivation, fundraising, and non-profit administration and management.

In Ramadan, IMAN launched the Refresh the ‘Hood Challenge, a month-long initiative seeking to confront issues of food access through community engagement, which stems from Muslim Run: A Campaign for Health, Wellness, and Healing. Every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon during Ramadan, IMAN leaders and staff set up shop in front of two partner stores distributing free fruit smoothies to promote subsidized produce sold inside the stores. Read More

Arts & Culture: Moving The Tradition Forward

By Rami Nashashibi - Executive Director IMAN

Arts & CulltureLast month, IMAN’s Arts and Culture Director, Asad Jafri, moved on to do some exciting work with the World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) in Malaysia. For five years, Asad helped advance IMAN’s Arts and Culture programming to national and international recognition, and developed our Arts and Culture Department in order to formalize IMAN’s longstanding commitment to the organic incorporation of the arts into its work.  Read More

IMAN Leaders Win WIEF Grant

By Shamar Hemphill - Youth Director IMAN

WIEF FellowsIMAN Board Member Seemi Choudry and Leader Sadia Nawab were both selected to attend the World Islamic Economic Forum (WIFE) Young Fellows Programme 2012, a six-day intensive leadership program targeted for young “change-makers” all over the world.  The two traveled to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on September 9 to represent IMAN as WIEF Fellows.  Nawab's project won approximately $6.5K in funding, and she will be working with others in her group from around the world to implement that project over the next few months.  Read More