Thursday, November 15, 2012
No subject was off-limits as three Muslim educators good-naturedly handled questions on Islam from a large audience in Morton Grove. All had ties to the Morton Grove mosque, and wanted to help neighbors understand Islam better.
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- Pam DeFiglio
Thursday, November 15, 2012
About 70 people filled the Morton Grove Library's Baxter room Wednesday to hear three Muslim educators, with ties to Morton Grove's Muslim Community Center, give a lively question and answer session about their faith. Habeeb Qadri, the principal of the MCC's Full Time School and a former staff member and student at Harvard University's Principals' Center, started the evening off with a brief introduction to Islam. Then he joined two others at a panel. They were Omer Mozaffer, who teaches at the University of Chicago's Graham School and is an adjunct professor of theology at Loyola University, and Abeer Saleh, who teaches science at the MCC's Full Time School. Earlier: Muslims invite neighbors to Global Fest at Morton Grove mosque Qadri'…
Thursday, September 15, 2011
School functions as a world hub.
This story is part of a Patch series examining the Muslim experience 10 years after the Sept. 11 attacks. Read other stories in the series here. When Ayah Allam walks through the busy hallways of Maine East High School wearing an Islamic headscarf, she doesn't stand out from the crowd. The school, which draws students from Niles, Glenview, Morton Grove and Park Ridge, functions as a world hub, with students from 50 nationalities. Many arrive every year from foreign countries, and more than 70 percent speak a language other than English at home, according to teacher Barbara Englebert. As the United States commemorates the 10-year anniversary of 9/11, this tremendous diversity tends to create tolerance towards all groups, including Muslims, …
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Local Muslims discuss experiences since the September 11 attacks.
This story is part of a Patch series examining the Muslim experience 10 years after the Sept. 11 attacks. Read other stories in the series here. Ten years after 9/11, Mohammed Saiduzzaman is still getting used to the looks some non-Muslims give him -- the raised eyebrows, the suspicious stares. "[It's] like we have done something wrong," he explained. Saiduzzaman and Mir Shamsuddin, two prominent local Muslims, sat down recently at a roundtable with Patch to discuss their experiences since the September 11 attacks. Read more: Acclaimed Muslim Playright Returns to Hometown for Debut Skokie resident Mir Shamsuddin, a retired professor of medicine at Northwestern University, was accompanied by Saiduzzaman, president of the Dar-us-Sunnah …
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
A roundup of the region's major developments for Tuesday March 15.
Here's what's going on in Patch sites around you: Investor Wins $2 Million And Auto Dealership in Fraud Suit. New Trier Removes Teacher From School Pending Misconduct Investigation. Muslim School Eyes Leasing Deal With Catholic Church Local Musher Wins Russian Dogsled Race.