The library received the books from a grant. It will display them and may design some programs around them, possibly with neighboring libraries which also received grants.
Have you been curious to learn more about Islam? The Morton Grove applied for a "Muslim Journeys Bookshelf" grant, and was one of about 850 libraries in the nation which received it, according to Pam Leffler, the library director. The library received 25 books, from literature such as the classic Arabian nights to Sufi poetry by Rumi and Attar, to books about Islamic contributions to science and an exploration of the Quran. More information about the grant and the books can be found here, from the Martin Marty Center for the Advanced Study of Religion at the University of Chicago. Rizwan Kadir, immediate past president of the Muslim Community Center Full-Time School in Morton Grove, authored the Marty Center article. Leffer said the …
A 'MacGyver bomb' thrown at an Islamic school in Lombard yesterday set Muslims at Morton Grove's mosque further on edge after Friday's air rifle shooting.
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Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The air-rifle shooting incident Friday was only one of a recent series of events that have made worshippers at Morton Grove's mosque nervous, said a leader Tuesday. As Muslims draw their holy month of Ramadan to a close at the end of this week, several incidents have happened, said Rizwan Kadir, immediate past chairman of the Muslim Community Center Full-Time School, including: "When you look at this sequence of events, it has taken an emotional toll on us," Kadir explained. "My biggest consolation is that school (the MCC Full-Time School) was not in session or it would have been worse." Get Niles and Morton Grove news from Patch in your email. It's free. The air-rifle pellets fired on the Morton Grove mosque could have killed or …