By TMO Stringer, based on press release by Ghalib Begg
The Council of Islamic Organizations of Michigan (CIOM), is based on a united Muslim community involved in the larger community through service and relationships with our neighbors, interfaith groups, government and media. Civic engagement is a critical component. The CIOMâ€™s annual Unity Banquet is being held at the Detroit Institute of Arts on September 18th, as suggested by our young leaders, is much in tune with helping mainstream our community. Institutionalizing the work of CIOM is critical and it needs your help and participation — physical, financial, moral and your prayers.
â€œOur faith teaches optimism in this life and in the hereafter. We are an ummah content with its surroundings with â€˜sabrâ€™, building a better society wherever we live, in spite of challenges we may face.â€