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On a warm and sunny Fourth of July Sunday, the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and IMAN promoted a new partnership that will provide meaningful independence to formerly incarcerated Muslim brothers ready to be pillars of the Chicago Lawn community. At 9:30 AM, nearly 35 brothers and sisters boarded an unassuming school bus that transported them from the comfortable suburb of Rosemont to Chicago’s Southwest Side, the heart of Illinois’s foreclosure crisis, for the ISNA-IMAN Green Reentry Tour.
by Fatima Bahloul It is easy to understand why the Urban Edge newsletter chose to feature Abdull Hasan Wasi as IMAN’s first Shining Star. During my first formal introduction to the long-time IMAN member, I was immediately struck by his generosity. “If anybody needs me,” he said, “I am always there for them and I […]
Among all the special and spectacular things associated with Takin’ It to the Streets 2010, nothing will leave a more lasting impact on me than the first and last five minutes of Mos Def’s inspiring performance. It was a defining moment for me that capped a ten-year odyssey of trying to secure one of hip hop’s most creative and brilliant lyricists.