CAIR-Chicago invites you to join us Thursday, August 26 for our annual Iftar and Cook-off, at our office. Meals will be made by CAIR-Chicago staff members in a potluck competition, and you – our guests – will vote on the best dish!
Celebrate the Islamic holy month of Ramadan and the Jewish month of Elul together with evening prayers, free food and great conversation.
The event was attended by hundreds of Muslims and friends and neighbors of other faith backgrounds from the surrounding churces, temples, and institutions. A number of public officials were also in attendance. This was one of the best attended iftars and most diverse to date.
(CHICAGO, 09/10/09) – CAIR-Chicago is hosting a “Taste of Ramadan – Cook-Off and Iftar” this evening at its downtown office. Around one hundred friends and supporters of CAIR-Chicago are expected to attend.
Ignorance is the real enemy, and in an effort to mend fences and grow relationships Muslims and Jews in Chicago have been part of the Jewish-Muslim Community Building Initiative for several years now.
CAIR-Chicago’s Executive Director Ahmed Rehab Delivered the Keynote speech today at Advocate Christ Hosptial 2nd annual Iftar. The Iftar (breaking of the fast) is hosted annually by the Association of Muslim Physicians at the hospital since last year. The event brings together Muslim physicians and surgeons with their counterparts from other faith backgrounds for a celebration of diversity and the spiritual ideals of Ramadan.
Throughout Ramadan, Muslims break a 12-hour fast with an Iftar meal, which in many Muslim countries is a time to see extended family or to celebrate with close friends. But for taxi drivers who work shifts late into the night, the meal is more functional, a short break from the day’s work when there isn’t time to meet up with one’s family.
Call it Iftar-on-the-go, but definitely don’t call it fast food.
On October 1, 2007, CAIR-Chicago joined members of the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs (JCUA) for the annual “Iftar in the Sukkah” at the Anshe Sholom B’nai Israel synagogue in Lakeview.
To honor the holy Muslim month of Ramadan, The Jewish Council on Urban Affairs cosponsored an Iftar at a Lakeview Synagogue for Chicago Muslims Sunday, October 23rd. The event held at the Anshe Sholom B’nai Israel Congregation (cosponsor) featured prayer, dinner, and plenty of socializing.
Muslims at a half-way house were not being allowed to congregate for prayer and iftar during Ramadan. CAIR-Chicago contacted the director of the halfway house.
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