Ramadan Activities 2014

We would like to extend another Blessed Ramadan to you all. During Ramadan 2014, 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.

Ramadan Reflections

Every Wednesday during Ramadan from 6:30 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. If you are in the Chicagoland, please consider joining us for these sessions.

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 in the Media: Reclaiming the avenue

“The Inner-City Muslim Action Network bought it last August, nearly two years after the housing court case was filed. An investor from Qatar put up some money to help rebuild. Within a month, the organization hired a group of workers, including Levie Jackson, to rehab 6210 S. Fairfield Ave. through its reentry program for returning prisoners,” writes The Chicago Reporter in a story titled, Reclaiming the avenue. Read More