As we enter the month of Ramadan, IMAN staff and leaders will be attempting to reap the rewards of this blessed month by deepening and intensifying our engagement with each of our programs and initiatives. We have an ambitious fundraising goal that we must meet in order to sustain and advance this work, but, as usual, we are trying to keep staff focused on the work and not on fundraising. In order to do this, we will be relying on you to help us reach and exceed our $400,000 goal.
In the meantime, please join us for a robust set of programs this month, including:
- Ramadan Reflections: This series of interactive classes and discussions on the spiritual and social dimensions of this blessed month is a favorite among IMAN leaders and supporters. Ramadan Reflections is held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 pm to 8:15 pm, and each class will be followed immediately by a healthy iftar dinner at sunset and the opportunity to join or observe the late evening taraweeh prayers.
- Ramadan Refresh the ‘Hood Challenge: This special health and wellness campaign returns for the 4th consecutive year as IMAN collaborates once again with our friends at the M.U.R.A.L. Foundation (formerly the Lupe Fiasco Foundation). On Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 to 6:00 pm, we’ll be delivering subsidized fresh produce to our Muslim Run corner stores while engaging residents and customers outside the stores with free fruit smoothies and health information.
- Fresh Beats & Eats Farmers’ Market: Join us at IMAN each Sunday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm for fresh produce, homemade desserts, artisan crafts, fair trade items and for some healthy treats to break your fast!
- Jum’ah with Usama Canon: Join us during one of the final Fridays in Ramadan for some spiritual nourishment from Ta’leef Collective’s Usama Canon. Friday, July 10th at 1:00pm.