IFN CAMPUS EXPANSION NEWSLETTER

DECEMBER 1, 2021

VISION STATEMENT

Islamic Foundation North (IFN) is a leading religious organization in Chicago land area, which has created an environment that provides the services and facilities to live by the values of an exemplary Muslim character, while encouraging a full and active engagement and collaboration with other local masajids, musallas, and communities of other faiths. IFN has a knowledge seeking, socially and civically engaged, integrated, compassionate, vibrant, and healthy Muslim community. IFN is economically stable and a self-sustaining organization.

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LET'S EXPAND OUR MOSQUE !!!

In order to achieve this noble mission we have engaged in :


1.The campus expansion team architect/structure engineer/civil engineer and other consultants are working on the design documents.


2.ORDINANCE GRANTING AN AMENDMENT TO AN EXISTING CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT 1999 IFN CUP has been approved by Waukegan Planning and Zoning / Waukegan Community Development and Waukegan City Council, now we will work towards getting construction Permit.


3.The Construction Committee's primary role is to oversee and/or supervise the large capital investment projects that are undertaken by IFN. Currently, the primary focus of the committee is to oversee the first phase of the Multi-Purpose Facility and Masjid Expansion Project.


4.Animation video complete.


5.The target is to start construction of the project in Spring of 2022.

IFN FUNDRAISING DINNER

The IFN Fundraising Dinner was held on November 20th, 2021 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center, Gurnee.


The fundraising Dinner event was for our communities space needs that are being offered and can be accommodated via the Campus Expansion Project.


The Social Hour started at 5:30PM.


Dua by Imam Azfar and Mohammed. Opening remarks by the IFN President Jaseem Anwar about the broad overview of expansion developments in the past year, design phase and approvals to proceed. This was followed by BOT fundraising chair Irshad Khan who highlighted the plans for the upcoming year which was followed by the presentation of the animation video. The fundraising was done by Sh.Tariq Musleh and the keynote speaker Mufti Hussain Kamani addressed the community.


Imam Mufti Hussain Kamani was our Guest speaker. Mufti Hussain Kamani is an instructor at Qalam. He is a faculty member at the Qalam Seminary. He gives lectures, conducts seminars and workshops, and teaches Intensives and leads Hajj & Umrah groups at Qalam.


Closing remarks after the keynote speaker by BOT Chair Haris Jamil and ending Dua by Imam Azfar.


We thank all the members of the fundraising committee who put in a lot of effort to make the fundraising dinner a successful one. Thank you so much Br.Irshad Khan and all members of the fundraising committee for organizing such a memorable event.

UPCOMING EVENTS - PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!!

IFN 2nd General Body Meeting (GBM)

Sunday December 12, 2021

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Register in advance for this webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_y6AewZA4T524LjPShKxt2g
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

IFN COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT TEAM

Haris Jamil

Oghay Kherzai

Rizwan Sheikh

Shamim Khaja

Sadia Thiryayi