Chicago Muslims Launch Ramadan Outreach Campaign

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With gift cards, roses, and billboard, a Chicago Muslim organization has launched a new Ramadan education and outreach campaign to connect Muslims with fellow community members.

FEED THE POOR

Feeding the poor and needy is an act that draws us closer to Allah. We earn His forgiveness, mercies and blessings through this act of charity.

“Anyone who looks after and works for a widow and a poor person is like a warrior fighting for Allah?s cause, or like a person who fasts during the day and prays all night. (Bukhari)

“Ramadan — A Month of Healing & Hope for Humanity” was created by GainPeace, an outreach project of the Islamic Circle of North America and the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago to address misconceptions about Islam and encourage community gift giving, Chicago Sun Times.

Gregory Abdullah Mitchell, executive director of CIOGC, said the holy month of Ramadan is not only about fasting.

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“It also is a call for us to be of service to humanity,” Mitchell said. “We believe an important form of service is to raise awareness of the commonality among all mankind.”

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