Brother Ali: Truth-Teller & CommUNITY Café Headliner

He has performed hajj; wrote a song celebrating the election of the first black president;  got arrested protesting with occupy homes; is a proud student of the late imam Warith Deen Mohammed; and performed one of the most politically incendiary critiques of America’s complicated race legacy on a late night talk show in recent television memory. His lyrics are filled with deeply personal and autobiographical meditations of a white American Muslim albino navigating the travails of race and marriage, and the struggles of everyday people.  To some he is a contradiction, but to many of us he exemplifies what we love most about a particular truth-telling spirit and aesthetic in hip-hop, even as that spirit often gets tragically eclipsed or comprised by the overwhelming commercializing forces in the music industry. Read More

Detroit Community Café To Celebrate Yusef Lateef

This CommUNITY Café is dedicated to the memory of Yusef Lateef. He was among a cohort of other well-known and profoundly influential American Muslim Jazz musicians such as Ahmed Jamal, Idris Muhammed and Sahib Shihab. Together they organically infused a Muslim-informed spirituality into America’s quintessential art form. On the occasion of ISNA’s convention emphasizing American Muslim culture, the Detroit Jazz festival and IMAN’s first CommUNITY Café in the Motor City, we are honored to celebrate the legacy of this ‘Gentle Giant’ and artistic genius in his ‘hometown.’ Purchase/Register Seats

Community Café: Ya Lateef

Al Lateef translates as The Most Gentle and is one of the names of the Divine. At a time when our world, cities and hearts, and those who claim to represent our spiritual traditions have become hardened by apathy, oppression and harshness, IMAN is calling on the spiritual and healing force of Divine Gentleness as an anthem to the reclamation of human dignity. It’s this force that is animating the drive to reclaim and re-imagine inner-city Detroit and other urban neighborhoods across the country, and it’s this force that drives us at IMAN. Purchase/Register Seats

“Best Affordable Medical Care”

On the eve of 2014 Ramadan, IMAN was humbled by the news of our Health Clinic’s distinction as the Best Affordable Medical Care in the Chicago Reader’s Best of Chicago 2014 edition. The exponential growth of IMAN’s Health Clinic and other programming is the result of your prayers and support. We thank you for that, and request that you help us with your tax-deductible and zakat-eligible donation in meeting and exceeding our 2014 Ramadan Drive goal. Please keep all our efforts in your thoughts and prayers this month. Read More

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IMAN is one of the first places Muslims should gift their zakat al-mal. – Imam Suhaib Webb

Save The Date
IMAN Annual Fundraising Dinner
Saturday, December 6th, 2014
South Shore Cultural Center

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