Movin’ On Up: Taqi Comes Home

Right before the beginning of this Ramadan, IMAN leader and one of the first participants in our reentry housing work, Taqi Thomas, moved into his new apartment on the 6200 block of S. Fairfield Ave. Watch Taqi’s story here. Your support impacts lives like Taqi’s and neighborhoods such as the one surrounding 6200 S. Fairfield. Help IMAN reach its 2014 Ramadan Goal now with your zakat-eligible, tax-deductible donation.

Al Jazeera Journalist Reporting On a Challenge

Assalamu Alaikum. As a career journalist, I’m excited to report that due to the generosity of two anonymous families, every zakat-eligible, tax-deductible donation made to IMAN’s online 2014 Ramadan Drive from now until the end of this blessed month will be matched, dollar for dollar up to $50,000.

In addition to co-hosting The Stream on Al Jazeera English, I have recently joined IMAN’s Development Committee. Like you, I am excited about the significant media attention IMAN’s work has garnered over the last weeks. From the cover-story in The Chicago Reporter highlighting IMAN’s Green ReEntry program, to the designation of IMAN’s health clinic as the “Best Affordable Healthcare” operator in the Chicago Reader, these stories emphasize the incredible effort and impact of the leaders, volunteers and staff that make IMAN’s work so relevant.  Read More

“It would make the prophets smile.”

A few months ago I had the opportunity to take a tour of IMAN’s facilities and to meet some of the staff, volunteers, and community residents who have committed themselves to IMAN’s vision. For years, I have supported and followed the work of IMAN and throughout all of this time, one thing has remained clear: it is obvious that God’s work is being done in and through this organization. This is an organization whose work, I profoundly feel, would make the prophets smile. Please join me in helping IMAN reach its goal this Ramadan by donating online today.  Read More.

“IMAN is one of the first places…”

“I’ve witnessed the powerful work and model IMAN is building first hand. With their transformative programming, they are on the front lines of serving our nation’s most deserving. I feel comfortable saying, IMAN is one of the first places Muslims should gift their zakat al-mal,” says Imam Suhaib Webb, a longtime and enthusiastic supporter of IMAN’s work. Watch his entire message here.

“Best Affordable Medical Care”

On this blessed eve of Ramadan, IMAN is 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

Ramadan Refresh The ‘Hood Challenge

IMAN is partnering with the Lupe Fiasco Foundation on the Ramadan Refresh the ‘Hood Challenge, a month-long effort to bring subsidized fresh produce to our Muslim Run partner stores every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:00 to 7:30 PM. This Challenge is part of IMAN’s Muslim Run campaign dealing with race relations and access to fresh and wholesome food in the inner-city.

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

IMAN is a community organization that fosters health, wellness and healing in the inner-city by organizing for social change, cultivating the arts and operating a holistic health center. Learn more about IMAN