Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati
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There is still an opportunity for those who were not able to take advantage of the free flu shot clinic last Saturday. Free Flu Shots will be offered again on:
Immediately after 1st Jummah prayer till before 2nd Jummah prayer
at Rahma office inside the Community Center
Come and take advantage of this free service.
Adult Pick Up Soccer Meeting at ICGC

Saturday, October 29
ICGC Athletic Field
We are planning to start pick up games at ICGC in our athletic field outside. For those who are interested, we have a meeting on Sat, Oct 29 at 2 pm (following Zhuhur). We will discuss the logistics of the program so please try to attend if you are interested in soccer.

If we have enough players we may also play a pick up game.
Also, complete this short 3 question survey
ICGC Youth Kickoff BBQ @ Keehner Park
Saturday, October 29
Keehner Park
7411 Barret Rd, West Chester Township, OH 45069  

Early Voting Carpool Caravan

Saturday, October 29
Rally at 2:15pm
Depart at 2:30pm 
Need transport? Help organize? Lead caravan? Call 513-827-0471 or 513-775-3280

2016 Election - Meet the Candidates
Sunday, October 29
Mirror Hall

Spring Umrah with Sheikh Hossam Musa

March 25-April 2, 2017
or call: Gihan 1-212-725-2022 ext102
Please share the news with your friends and family.
Women's Role in our Changing Faith Community
Thursday, November 3
Cintas Center at Xavier University
RSVP by Friday 10/28 to

Juma'a Times
1st Juma'a - 1:15 pm
Sheikh Hossam Musa
2nd Juma'a - 3:30 pm
Dr. Haroon Chaudhry

Iqama Times
Fajr: 7:00 AM
Dhuhr: 2:00 PM
Asr: 4:30 PM
Maghrib: Sunset
Isha: 8:15 PM

Weekend School Sunday Schedule
Language Classes: 
Religious/Quranic Classes:
Prep for Prayer:
Zuhr Prayer:
Ongoing Activities

Senior Group
Community Room

Youth Group Meeting
Friday, October 28
After 2nd khutba (4:15pm)
Community Room

Family Fridays with Shaikh Hossam
Friday, October 28
After Maghrib

Girls Teen Club
Friday, October 28

Alzaharwat Girls Club
Saturday, October 29
Only for girls already pre-registered

Youth Development Program
Boys/Girls alternate Sundays
Choose a link below to Register
New Muslim's Group
Sundays 12:30 - 2:00pm
Inside the Education Building  

Boys & Dads Club
2:00 - 4:00pm
Community Center 

Kids Quran Program
Session ends November 2
Mon & Wed 5:00-6:30pm
(Friday is make up day)

Men's Basketball
Monday & Wednesday
6:30 - 8:30 pm, GYM 

Tuesdays & Thursdays
5:00 - 7:00 pm, GYM 

Riyad Us-Saliheen with Shaikh Hossam Musa
After Maghrib

Math Tutoring
High school and middle school students every Sat.

Please contact th e class organizer before attending a class to complete any registration requirements and check if space is available. Email addresses are listed with each class/activity.

Volunteer for ICGC Rahma Refugee Support Services

In case you missed the information session earlier this month, here is an opportunity for you to help our "new Cincinnatians". You can become a mentor family, become a Rahma partner in helping the refugees or do specific tasks.
Co-Sponsored Event: West Chester-Liberty Empty Bowls Lunch
Saturday, November 5
Liberty Center, Sabin Hall
7650 LIberty Way, 
Liberty Township, OH 45069

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Parents: What we NEED to know about Muslim American YOUTH

Saturday, November 12
Mirror Hall

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Quranic Supplications with Wisam Sharieff
Friday, December 2
Mirror Hall

Ongoing Activities

Ongoing Educational Series with Shaikh Hossam Musa

Family Fridays
Friday, October 28
After Maghrib inside the Masjid
Join us every other Friday for Seerah and a variety of topics relevant to practicing Islam in America.

Riyad Us-Saliheen
Wednesday, November 2
After Maghrib
Inside the Masjid
Join us every Wednesday for Riyad Us-Saliheen after Maghrib

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Open House Masjid Tour
Saturday, November 5
Begins in the Mirror Hall
RSVP by NOON on Friday Nov 4 
Our Community is encouraged to invite neighbors or colleagues who may have questions about Islam. Please ask people to call or email the office by NOON on Friday August 5th so we may accommodate everyone interested.
513-755-3280 or 
Lessons from the Seerah with Dr. Foad

Sunday, November 6
Mirror Hall

News & Announcements

Flu Shot Clinic Acknowledgements
Health pillar of Rahma Community Services, would like to thank "The Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America, Greater Cincinnati (APPNA GC)" for sponsoring a free flu shot clinic held at Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati for the wellness of community members. We are also grateful to Dr. Mohammad Aslam, MD for his absolute commitment and Dr. Masood Ahmed, MD for providing the supplies and logistical support for this clinic. We would also like to thank the Pharmacists of our community, Mrs. Anbreen Khan, Mr. Zahid Javaid and Mr. Chernoh Maju Bah for the time, support and expertise towards this clinic. 

We would also like to express our gratitude to the following sponsors for providing 50 Free Flu Shot Gift Cards at the health fair: Association of Pakistani American Ladies for Social Welfare (PALS), Halal Market and other generous anonymous donors. Without participation of these community volunteers, sponsors and donors it was not possible to provide this free service to the public.

There is still an opportunity for those who were not able to take advantage of the free flu shot clinic last Saturday. Free Flu Shots will be offered again on:
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28th, 2016
Immediately after 1st Jummah prayer till before 2nd Jummah prayer
at Rahma office inside the community center.
Come and take advantage of this free service.
Job Opportunity:
Rahma Refugee Services Coordinator

Rahma Community Services is a social service initiative of Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati (ICGC). Rahma provides support services in the following areas:
  • Family Sustainability
  • Health & Care Support
  • Counseling & Domestic Violence
  • Social Support
 We are looking for a Refugee Services Coordinator, responsible for providing direct & indirect support services to refugee families in the Greater Cincinnati area. The primary role of this position is to provide assessment, planning, linkage, coordination, monitoring, evaluation & advocacy to the refugee families, mentor families and relevant case staff and volunteers. This is a part time (25 hrs/week) contractual position with salary commensurate with experience & education.

If interested in applying for this position, please email resume to Samira Jaweed Rahma Program Manager at
YDP Sweatshirt Fall Collection

YDP fall sweatshirt line is now available to purchase! 
Hoodies are "fitted" so if you wear a large, X-Large might be best. 
These are designed to reflect Islamic concepts with a universal theme. Our goal is that not only YDP members purchase them, but everyone in the family buys one.  100% of proceeds supports YDP activities. Thank you for all of your support! Please order ASAP!
A Successful ICGC Soccer Tournament

More than 30 kids showed up for ICGC's first soccer tournament. They had a lot of fun and won prizes at the end. Thanks to Isa Ar-Razi for his leadership in organizing this tournament. Thanks also to our volunteers who helped make this event a success: Racine Diallo, Nasir Khan, Omer Yero, Khalid Inenhe, Matloob Khan, Junaid Malik, Shan Qureshi, Shehryar Qureshi. 
Renew your IEC Membership
For those who pay yearly we would like to encourage you to renew your membership at the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati at this time.

Don't forget about the option for monthly automatic deduction from either a checking account or credit card which makes paying your dues even easier and will automatically renew every year. For your convenience, you can pay your membership dues by credit card over-the-phone 9:00am-3:30pm M-F at 513-755-3280. CLICK HERE to download the renewal form

Not a Member?
Become one now!
* Flexible dues so that everyone can afford Membership
* Sunday School Discounts
* Hall Rental Discounts 
* Eligible to Vote & run for ICGC Executive Board
* Reward from Allah * 
* For your Sadqa-e-Jariya
Daylight Saving Time Ends Sunday, November 6

Clocks will fall back to standard time on Sunday, November 6 at 2 a.m. Smartphones with automatic date and time settings will make the change automatically; but people with analog clocks and watches will have to manually set their timepieces back an hour. (We suggest making the adjustment before bed on Saturday night.)  
Are You Looking for a Job?
Call 513-512-5801  

Rahma Counseling Services

Call 513-580-4242
Amazon & Kroger Programs that Benefit the Masjid
Re-enrollment is required every year so even if you have signed up before please remember to re-enroll! The Masjid benefited from 60 families being enrolled last year!

ICGC is identified on these websites as "Islamic Educational Council"
Islamic Center In The News

Every community has a narra tive.  Either that community controls the narrative or the narrative cont rols the community.   Now more than ever the American Muslim community has to take control of the narrative. This can only be achieved if as a community we are building bridges and inroads with media.  Media outlets want to cover stories and do pieces that people are interested in. They want viewers, readers, comments, and discussions.  It is critical that as a community we are more visible and more vocal in the media.
We have been blessed for wide and positive coverage of the Center.  When there is positive coverage we must all give feedback and acknowledge and appreciate the work of the media. Please take a few minutes to review the media links and give positive feedback where you feel comfortable.
Nadeem Quraishi
ICGC Communications/PR Initiative
Dr. Waleed El-Ansari's speech at A Tribute Ceremony to honor individuals and groups for their extraordinary contributions to the global campaign against violent extremism on September 22, at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.  View the Article  |   View Photos  |   View Streaming Video