August 30, 2022
As-salaamu ‘alaykum! I extend a very warm welcome to our new and returning students and offer prayers of peace and blessings to all of our friends in the wider community!
May the year ahead be filled with life-changing encounters, purposeful work, much personal growth, and many joyful awakenings!
Positive change is in the air. With new academic and community partnerships across the city of Chicago and beyond, a renewed sense of rootedness in this incredible city (where American Muslims have made and continue to make history), and with a re-energized, bold spirit to push and guide us, all of us at the American Islamic College welcome you as companions on a great journey. This quest is, at its core, a search for the knowledge that heals, awakens, transforms, ennobles, beautifies, and empowers us to become agents of positive change in the world and visionary leaders at a time when such change and such leaders are needed more than ever. So, if well-being, truth, beauty, nobility, and a thirst for a better life and a better world mean something to you, then you are with us, whether you are enrolled or stand beside us as partners, allies, and supporters.
I am so delighted that you have been called to join us on this journey, and I look forward to meeting you, getting to know you, engaging you, challenging you, and being challenged by you, in sha’ allah. May God bless your academic year, and may your light be refined and intensified by Divine grace, luminous company, and this noble pursuit.
With prayers for God’s blessings and peace,
Timothy J Gianotti, Ph.D.
President & Acting Provost