About Us

The Inner-City Muslim Action Network (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. IMAN incorporated as a nonprofit in 1997 through the drive of people directly affected by and deeply invested in social issues affecting communities of color living on Chicago’s South Side. Since that time, IMAN has steadily grown and, in 2016, opened a second office in Atlanta to continue mobilizing a cross-section of people committed to this mission.

The organization models an integrative approach that employs holistic interventions to address a spectrum of structural and systemic injustices impeding a dignified quality of life for people in marginalized communities.

Through four programmatic thrusts, IMAN:

1.) Offers primary, behavioral, and oral health care through its community health center;

2.) Provides transitional housing and job training for formerly incarcerated men and high-risk youth through its Green ReEntry initiative;

3.) Organizes around issues such as criminal justice, housing, immigration reform and healthy food access;

4.) Inspires transformation through spiritually grounded, socially conscious arts and culture programming and creative placemaking.


To serve as the model of the Muslim tradition of facilitating transformational change in urban communities, by inspiring others towards critical civic engagement exemplifying prophetic compassion in the work for social justice and human dignity beyond the barriers of religion, ethnicity, and nationality.

2016 Audit Report

2013 Audited Financials

2012 Audited Financials

2011 Audited Financials

2011 Form 990

2010 Audited Financials

2010 Form 990

2009 Audited Financials

2009 Form 990

Annual Report 2010-11

Annual Report 2008-09

Annual Report 2007

Recent Awards

500 Most Influential Muslims in the World
The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre and Georgetown University
Amir Al-Islam & Rami Nashashibi

Courageous Voices Award
Jewish Council on Urban Affairs
Rami Nashashibi

Norman Bobins Leadership Award, Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards
Rami Nashashibi

Excellence in Community Leadership Award
Holy Cross Hospital
Rafi Peterson

Community Hero
Local Initiatives Support Corporation
Clyde El Amin & Rafi Peterson

Outstanding Community Service Award
Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago
Nia Odeoti-Hassan & Rami Nashashibi

Service to the IHRC Recognition Award
International Human Relations Council & Chicago Commission on Human Relations
Veronica Zapata

Community Organizing Award
Chicago Community Trust
IMAN & the Developing Justice Coalition

2009 Audited Financials

2009 Form 990