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Dar Al-Hijrah Center, commonly known as the Sudanese Community & Resource Center, is a fruit of Quran study gathering ‘Halaga’ established by a group of Sudanese immigrants to the city of Chicago about two decades ago. The group used to meet every Tuesday in the house of one of its member to recite and study the Noble ‘Quran’. This Halaga played a major role in shaping the Sudanese community in the city of Chicago as many of the great ideas that help keep the community united have originated from it. In the year 2010 the group decided to rent a facility as the members’ houses were no longer suitable to accommodate the ever increasing numbers that attended the Halaga on weekly basis. The move to the newer facility provided the group members with greater opportunity to expand on their activities and services to include and serve the Muslim community at large.


At present, the Center provides a multifaceted service catering for the diverse and unique needs of Muslims living in the Chicago land. Throughout the years, the Center has targeted its activities primarily at the Sudanese, African, Middle Eastern and South Asian youth, who traditionally lacked access to Islamic services. Via its various projects and schemes the Center continues to strive to help the new generation of Muslim-Americans channel their energies and capabilities appropriately; enabling young people to become individuals who are assets for society as a whole. To achieve this goal, the first Arabic school is established in the center to teach the basic foundations of the Arabic language and Quran to youth in the neighborhood. This school now is attended by students from more than 8 countries. The responses received from the Center’s various beneficiaries and the endorsement of the Center’s priorities, Alhamdulillah, are a sign that a facilities center is an essential contribution to current Islamic services. Please go to our activities page to read more about the activities and services currently provided by the center.

To Serve, Educate and Inspire. The Center has established itself as a charitable non-profit organization dedicated to improving lives, strengthening community, and fostering civic engagement through a diverse offering of community programs, services and special events. The Center has grown into a recognized center of religious revival.

Our vision is to see a world for the glory and righteousness of Allah, where people celebrate the virtues of mutual respect, dignity and justice for all. We envision an engaging and vibrant community where individuals are caring and giving: where families are participants in community recreations and civic activities: where organizations work together in partnership and collaboration, with a common goal of   improving the quality of life in the Greater Chicago Area and, God willing, worldwide.                             

In fulfulling our Mission we will strive to


  • Live by the teaching of the Quran & the Messenger’s sayings & actions.

  • Provide our programs in a manner that is sensitive to the needs of our community, consistent with the intent of our donors and respectful of the vision of our founding members.

  • Conduct all activities with the utmost professionalism and treat all persons equally and with dignity and respect.

  • Act with integrity, selflessness, openness, truthfulness, forgiveness, humility, modesty and honesty in all relationships, dealings and transactions.

  • Treat each other and all people with respect, fairness and justice.Take responsibility, work as team, and build relationships and partnerships based on doing what is right .

  • Have energy, enthusiasm, and the courage to lead.

  • Be accountable to each other; continually remember death, and fearing final accountability to Allah.

  • Be faithful to your donors and supporters through  well-balanced, cost-effective, and compassionate stewardship of resources.

  • Always remain mindul that our mission is accomplished through the support, generosity, talents and dedication of others


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