Tagged ‘Ramadan’

Chicago Sun Times: Ramadan fast more than food, water

Chicago attorney Janaan Hashim will begin fasting for Ramadan the morning after the new moon is first sighted over North America, probably tonight. Her husband will start when it’s seen over the Middle East.

Thank Peter Roskam for Standing Up for Muslims in Illinois

(SPRINGFIELD, Ill., 11/18/05) – At the same time that Congressman Mark Kirk stays defiant on explaining or apologizing to his constituents over the bigoted comments he made about the Arab and Muslim communities, strong deference to the many adherents to the Muslim faith in Illinois is being paid by State Senator Peter Roskam (R-Wheaton) who recently introduced a measure to recognize October as the holy month of Ramadan in Illinois.

Kol Ha: Ending Ramadan in the Sukkah

The high holidays are behind us, together with their emotional and spiritual peaks. Whether these peaks occurred in a synagogue, outside in a Sukkah, or on a street filled with dancing Torahs, they have all left their mark. How they will shape our year remains to be seen.

Chicago Tribune: Muslim Event Grows With Population

When Kifah Shukair celebrates the end of the sacred Muslim month of Ramadan this week, she will rise before dawn with her family and attend morning prayers. The rest of the day will be spent in a flurry of festivity–visiting relatives, exchanging gifts, feasting on delicious foods.

CAIR Asks U.S. Muslims to Collect Quake Aid on Eid

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 10/31/05) – A prominent national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group today asked Muslim communities nationwide to take advantage of the upcoming holiday marking the end of Ramadan to collect funds for earthquake relief in South Asia.

O’Reilly: Muslim Holiday ‘Absurd in a Judeo-Christian Country’

On the October 27 edition of Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor, host Bill O’Reilly called the idea of closing public schools for the observance of Muslim holidays “absurd in a Judeo-Christian country.”

Each U.S. Mosque Urged to Raise $1,000 for Ramadan Campaign

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 10/26/05) – “CAIR is calling on Islamic centers, mosques and Muslim organizations nationwide to do their part in supporting its important civil rights and advocacy work by raising at least $1,000 for the “$1 MILLION FOR ISLAM IN RAMADAN” annual fundraising drive. (Scholars say CAIR is able to receive Zakat.)

Marking Ramadan & Sukkot – A Jewish-Muslim Event

To honor the holy Muslim month of Ramadan, The Jewish Council on Urban Affairs cosponsored an Iftar at a Lakeview Synagogue for Chicago Muslims Sunday, October 23rd. The event held at the Anshe Sholom B’nai Israel Congregation (cosponsor) featured prayer, dinner, and plenty of socializing.

Category: Our News l No Comments

CAIR-Chicago Resolves Religious Accommodation Complaint at Halfway House

Muslims at a half-way house were not being allowed to congregate for prayer and iftar during Ramadan. CAIR-Chicago contacted the director of the halfway house.

Category: Our News l No Comments

CAIR-Chicago’s Ramadan Outreach: A Month of Increasing Awareness in the Community

As we delve further into the blessed month of Ramadan, CAIR-Chicago has been in full-swing with its outreach efforts to the community. As part of this endeavor, CAIR-Chicago has coordinated short informational updates of its progress during the taraweh (night prayer) gatherings around several Chicagoland mosques.

Category: Our News l No Comments
All Rights Reserved. Copyright 2005-2013 © CAIR-Chicago   |   17 N. State Street, Suite 1500, Chicago, IL 60602    T: (312) 212-1520    F: (312) 212-1530    E: info@cairchicago.org