Inner-City Muslim Action Network

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Inner-City Muslim Action Network
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Abbreviation IMAN
Formation 1996
Type 501(c)3
Legal status Social Work
Headquarters Chicago, Illinois
Region served

Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN), founded in 1996 by Rami Nashashibi, is one of the leading Muslim charity organizations in the United States.[1]

According to the Inner-City Muslim Action Network, IMAN seeks "to utilize the tremendous possibilities and opportunities that are present in the community to build a dynamic and vibrant alternative to the difficult conditions of inner city life." IMAN sees understanding Islam as part of a larger process to empower individuals and communities to work for the betterment of humanity. Consequently, IMAN has initiated a diverse set of community programs and projects with the hope of changing the conditions in the inner city, in particular the communities on Chicago's South and Southwest Side. IMAN provides a range of direct social services through the IMAN/ICIC Food Pantry, IMAN Health Clinic, and IMAN's Career Development Initiative (ICDI). "Takin' It To The Streets" is IMAN's most popular and well-known project. The festival draws people from all over the Chicago area for a day of festivities, musical performances, sports tournaments, and carnivals.

Directors are listed as: Rami Nashashibi, Ayat Elnoory, Asad Jafri, M. Altaf Kaiseruddin, Asad Jafri.


  1. ^ Abdo, Geneive (2006). Mecca and Main Street: Muslim life in America after 9/11. Oxford University Press US. pp. 96–109. ISBN 978-0-19-531171-6. 

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