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Save the Date!
Saturday, December 15
Chicago Cultural Center
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM.
Join us for an afternoon celebration and fundraiser that you will not want to miss! Event details and panelist info here.
Streets 2013 - If you couldn't make the inaugural volunteer meeting, but are interested in getting involved with Streets, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An IMAN Update
By Rami Nashashibi - Executive Director IMAN
As part of the recognition and attention he is getting for his latest album, Brother Ali was interviewed by Dr. Cornel West for the Smiley and West show. Listen here.
Brother Ali remains one of the realest and rawest talents in the industry, and attending a Brother Ali show is about as close as many in his audience will ever get to engaging and embracing an unapologetically universal expression of Islam’s emphasis on love, justice, mercy and empathy for our fellow human beings. We are all truly honored that Brother Ali will be among our distinguished panelists on Saturday, December 15th at the Chicago Cultural Center, where he is uniquely positioned to be part of a lively and dynamic discussion about IMAN, and our larger spiritual, cultural and communal legacy in this country. We encourage you all to secure your ticket for Legacy Live! today. Read More
By Shamar Hemphill - Director Youth IMAN
At IMAN, “we believe that the Prophetic principles of compassion, service and justice, informed by local and global organizing models, can be transformative forces for creating social change.” This fall, recent Al-Azhar graduate & IMAN’s Grow Your Own Scholar, Ubaydullah Evans, led an eight-week course, called IMAN Reflections, that highlighted aspects of the Prophetic biography and tradition that inspire and undergird our work of social change and uplift in urban communities. Read More
By Gemali Ibrahim - Leader IMAN
Since 2001, every Thanksgiving Day has brought with it the Annual Chicago Muslim Turkey Drive, and this year was no different. With this annual drive, Muslims of Chicagoland come together to help their neighbors in need on the South Side celebrate with their families on Thanksgiving Day. As in years past, IMAN collaborated with the Webb Foundation and Sabeel Food Pantry to purchase and distribute turkeys in the Marquette Park and Jackson Park neighborhoods. The Drive has grown every year, and a total of 845 turkeys were distributed at three different locations on the South Side this year, making this the most successful drive yet. Read More