We would like to extend another Blessed Ramadan to you all. During Ramadan 2013, we are focused on the spiritual commitment that inspired an earlier legacy of sacrifice and struggle to address the historical disconnect and neglect of urban communities across America. For us, that Legacy Continues as we devote our staff’s time during these summer months to addressing issues and implementing programs critical to the communities we serve, and by trying to harness the spiritual and social blessings of the month to deepen all our efforts. If you are in the Chicagoland, please consider joining us for one or more of these special activities taking place during Ramadan:
Regular activities during Ramadan:
- Ramadan Reflections: Every Wednesday during Ramadan from 6 to 8:15 PM, IMAN’s Scholar-in-Residence, Ubaydullah Evans, will be leading an interactive class and discussion at IMAN on the spiritual & social dimensions of this blessed month. Each class will be followed immediately by a healthy iftar–breaking of the fast–supplied by a local purveyor of healthy foods.
- 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.
One-time activities during Ramadan:
- Jum’ah Service: Usama Canon, from Ta’leef Collective, will be delivering the khutbah and leading jum’ah prayers at IMAN on Friday, July 19 during Ramadan at 1:15 PM. Join us that day for a spiritually inspiring and socially relevant discourse.