Chicago Muslim Medical Alliance offers tribute to healthcare heroes at Ramadan dinner

  • Around 500 guests attend the  annual Ramadan Solidarity Iftar at the Shalimar Banquets in Addison.

    Around 500 guests attend the annual Ramadan Solidarity Iftar at the Shalimar Banquets in Addison. Courtesy of Syed Ullah

 
 
Updated 4/15/2022 7:08 PM

The Chicago Muslim Medical Alliance held its annual Ramadan Solidarity Iftar on Thursday, April 14, at Shalimar Banquets in Addison.

Physicians from all over the Chicago area attended the event, held in partnership with the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago. The Chicago Muslim Medical Alliance is the largest network of Muslim physicians in Illinois.

 

During the event, the alliance thanked all health care workers and public health employees throughout the Chicago area for their tireless efforts to provide the best possible care for residents during the COVID-19 pandemic, despite extremely difficult conditions and personal risk to themselves. Several health care workers received an award.

The event was attended by many elected officials, community leaders, and community members. Dr. Tajammul Hussain is the president of the Chicago Muslim Medical Alliance and has done great social and charity work in the Chicago area for many years.

Dr. Tajammul Hussain said, "I am saluting healthcare workers who risk their lives to protect citizens are unforgettable during the time of Covid pandemic."

Consul General of Pakistan Mr. Tariq Kareem gave his appreciation for the leading role of the medical community during the pandemic. "All doctors and healthcare staff are our heroes."

Elected officials who attended the event were Sadia Gul Covert, DuPage County Commissioner District 5; Janice Anderson, former DuPage County Board commissioner; Bob Piekert, former DuPage Democratic Party chair; Kavita Athanikar, DuPage Circuit Court Judge; Patty Gustin, Naperville City Council member; Asif Yusuf, Oak Brook Village Trustee; Talat Rashid, Bolingbrook Park Commissioner; Greg Hart, DuPage County Board Commissioner District 3 running for DuPage County Board Chair; Oakview Mayor Katrina Thompson; Glendale Heights Mayor Chodri Khokhar; Kader Sakkaria, Innovation and Technology Commissioner City of Aurora; Mike Riedy, DuPage County Circuit Court Judge; Syed Hussaini Hanover Park trustee; Congresswoman Marie Newman; Ghousia Wajid, president of IAPA; Oak Brook Village President Gopal Lalmalani; Oakbrook Village trustee Suresh Reddy; Jim McClusky, DuPage County Judge; Sharman Shahjahan, former Hanover Park trustee; Diane Hewitt, Lisle Township Supervisor; Plainfield Village President John Argoudelis; Toni Preckwinkle, president of the Cook County Board of Commissioners; and several others.

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