Saturday, July 19, 2014

Saturday fun activity: Where IS this?


      It's Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, a time of dawn-to-dusk fasting. Observing the fast is considered one of the "Five Pillars of Islam," but it's also a time of celebration and renewal of community ties, particularly at the Iftar, the post sun-down meal. Friday night I attended an Iftar raising money for the Palestinian Children's Relief Fund  at Reza's on Ontario, a very nice group of Chicagoans, and of course plenty of good food as well. It was a lot of fun, and if you the chance to attend an Iftar—Ramadan runs until July 28—I suggest you grab it.
      This photo was taken, not at the Iftar, but inside a mosque, obviously, but which one? My supply of posters is almost gone, so the winner will receive a signed copy of my recent book, "You Were Never in Chicago." Please be sure to post your guesses in the comments below. Good luck.

22 comments:

  1. Downtown Islamic Center, 231 s. State?

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    1. Good guess,but no. The ceiling is lower there.

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  2. Islamic Cultural Center in Northbrook?

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    1. Good guess, but no. Their sanctuary is brick.

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  3. Bridgeview - I can google "neighbors protest mosque Chicago suburbs" for clues

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    1. Nope. I suppose there are only so many mosques in the Chicago area, so you could guess them. But that doesn't seem sporting ...

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  4. The one at Granville & Greenview in Edgewater that used to be a church?

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  5. Is it the mosque and community center on Elston near Montrose? Pat Carey

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  6. Al Sadiq Mosque on 45th and Wabash?

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  7. Islamic Community Center in Des Plaines (this is the "if Neil is lazy but not so lazy as to go for the one in his hometown, he'll pick the next closest one" pick). PS - I already have your book so I would ask that a copy go to your favorite commenter. Besides myself, of course.

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  8. (PS - That's if I happen to be right - I'm not *that* cocky!)

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  9. Muslim Community Center, Morton Grove.

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    1. Yes, congratulations! Email me your address at: dailysteinberg@gmail.com.

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    2. Yesssssssss!!! Thank you so much, I knew it on site!!! Whooohooo! :)

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    3. Sight even. See, I'm excited. Lol.

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  10. I'm 99.9% positive that's the one. ;) I answered on Facebook, too. Melissa Pomeranz.

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  11. Orland Park Mosque perhaps?

    Bob Y.

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