“I strongly believe in the mission, vision and leadership of the American Islamic College (AIC). The AIC is a unique institution in the Chicagoland area, and indeed in the United States. It is one of the nation’s first and only Islamic colleges. The college is housed in a historic landmark building in a strategic location minutes from the lake,” writes Ahmed Rehab.
Rabya Khan met with school officials to convey the importance of presenting balanced perspectives and not perpetuating stereotypes. CAIR-Chicago has requested that the school remove the worksheets, and not use them again or any similar worksheets. Rabya also provided a resource list of organizations that can conduct workshops on Islam, including CAIR-Chicago, and is compiling a list of educational resource companies with balanced materials on Islam and Muslims.
On Wednesday, August 17th, ICE is coming to Chicago to have a public hearing on Secure Communities, the broken deportation program that is catching non-criminals, separating families, and draining law enforcement resources.
Attend the annual Iftar at the Synagogue “Diverse Experiences, Common Future”. This event is sponsored by The Jewish-Muslim Community Building Initiative.
We were delighted to host 319 guests and relish in nearly 50 dishes and desserts from all over the world. SEE PICTURES HERE
“Islam teaches us that we are not merely physical beings but spiritual beings as well. But while most people acknowledge the need to nurture our bodies through sustenance and exercise, we tend to neglect the same for our souls,” writes Ahmed Rehab in the Chicago Tribune.
As you know, we have endeavored to expand both the quality and quantity of our work each and every year since our rebirth 7 years ago. This year is no different. I want to update you on some exciting changes we have been working on at CAIR-Chicago for some time now.
Abu Dhabi Gallup Center and the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies conducted a groundbreaking poll which indicated that, contrary to the stereotype, the majority of Muslim Americans say they are loyal to the United States and optimistic about its future.
As part of CAIR-Chicago’s Ramadan outreach program executive-director, Ahmed Rehab, will be visiting four mosques in the Chicagoland area to discuss the services that CAIR-Chicago provides to the Muslim community.
CAIR-Chicago’s Ahmed Rehab, who participated in the Egyptian revolution on the ground in Tahrir Square, is sharing what he learned from the movement in a webinar.