Communications Intern, Isamar Mendoza, interviewed CAIR-Chicago staff and interns who are celebrating Ramadan and asked what it means to them.
Koran by Heart, a documentary film by Greg Barker which covered the 2009 Koran recital competition in Cairo where children from around the world gather to compete, aired on HBO.
“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.
Attend the annual Iftar at the Synagogue “Diverse Experiences, Common Future”. This event is sponsored by The Jewish-Muslim Community Building Initiative.
“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.
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.
The staff and board of CAIR-Chicago would like to invite you to our third annual “Taste of Ramadan” cook-off and Iftar, on August 11th.
Nearly 200 people gathered at CAIR-Chicago’s downtown office for the annual “Taste of Ramadan” iftar, or bread-breaking, dinner. The food represented a wide range of cultures including: the Mediterranean, the Arabian Levant, Turkey, Yemen, Pakistan, Morocco, Palestine, Israel, Algeria, Egypt, India, Senegal, Poland, Austria, France, Spain, and Iran.
CAIR-Chicago is hosting its annual “Taste of Ramadan” cook-off and Iftar August 26 in its downtown office. Over a hundred friends and supporters of CAIR-Chicago are expected to attend.