Sunday, March 1, 2020

Dear community members

Assalam alaykum,

With the beginning of the blessed month of Sha`ban, the Ulama Council of Chicago is pleased to formally launch of the Imam al-Asr (aj) Relief Fund to assist those members of our community who are in hardship due to the current situation. Although our resources are limited, together we will Inshallah be able to provide much-needed help to those who need it. Any community members requesting assistance can fill out the attached form and mail it to the addresses listed on the form itself. The form will also be available for download from the websites of our member organizations. Once the form is received, our volunteers will reach out for verification and will follow up with each case. Full confidentiality of each applicant will be maintained.

If you would like to donate or contribute to the fund, please contact one of the members of the Ulama Council of Chicago whose numbers are given below (text message or WhatsApp message only). Religious dues including zakat, khums, and sadaqah can be used for this noble purpose. We also encourage those in need of assistance to apply for the Chicago COVID-19 Housing Assistance Grant, which can provide a one-time grant of $1,000. Undocumented  workers can apply. The form can be found here: We pray to Allah to remove the current hardship from all members of our community and all members of the human family.

Yours in faith,

Ulama Council of Chicago

March 27, 2020

Hujjatul Islam Maulana Faezi (630) 669-6343

Hujjatul Islam Maulana Mahboob Mehdi (630) 935-7862

Hujjatul Islam Maulana Shahryar Abidi (872) 484-2851

Hujjatul Islam Maulana Abu Ibrahim Ansari (773) 997-9666

Hujjatul Islam Maulana Jawad Saadatmand (630) 901-5050

Hujjatul Islam Maulana Hassan Hairi (331) 425-1729

Hujjatul Islam Maulana Sulayman Hassan (571) 331-1138

  Please Click Here For the Imam Al-Asr Relief Fund Application
Monday, March 2, 2020

Salaamun Alaykum

Many of our community members have been asking how they can help and assist our fellow community members in this time of distress and hardship. In order to respond to their request and to address the dire need of our community in Chicagoland, the Ulama Council of Chicago has established The Imam al-Asr Relief Fund.

Along with your other funds, you may also donate your khums money for this relief fund, as well. The Fund will be overseen by the Ulama Council and disbursed by the member centers. All donations are tax deductible.

You can donate in the following ways: Paypal/Credit Card - Please visit (click on the donate tab) ACH - To increase your ACH contribution please contact Dr. Mehdi Khawari at Check - make your checks payable to IMAMI and write "Relief Fund" in the memo. You can mail your checks to: Baitul Ilm 485 South Bartlett Road Streamwood, IL 60107

In case you want to personally drop off your contribution, I will be at the masjid every day from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM.

Let’s do our best to help our brothers and sisters and please the heart of the Imam of our age, May Allah hasten his reappearance.

Yours in faith,

M. Faezi Baitul Ilm

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Dear Community Members, Baitulilm volunteers are ready to provide assistance to our community during these difficult times. If you are elderly, have health problems, or have any other special circumstances our volunteers are prepared to deliver groceries, pick up medicine, provide a ride, or any other type of help that might be needed.

If you have any of these needs kindly contact one of the following numbers via text or phone:





We are also looking to expand our team of volunteers during these difficult times. If you would like to volunteer please use the link below to register.

We pray to Allah (swt) to eliminate this pandemic from the face of the earth and to help our community and the global family endure these challenging times.


  Click here to Volunteer for COVID-19 Community Support  
Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 9:00pm
Dear Community Members,


In order to maintain the health and well-being of our community while striving to serve its spiritual needs during the current health crisis, Baitulilm will broadcast programs online until the situation improves. All programs will be available through Baitulilm's YouTube channel and can be accessed through the link below. We will continue to send out reminders about upcoming programs.


  • 9:00 pm - Jashn will be addressed by Maulana Faezi


Link To Jashn