Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati
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March 4, 2016 Issue
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Youth Group Bake Sale
Friday, March 4
Outside Masjid after 2nd Juma'ah

INTAC Pennies for Patients
Friday, March 4 
Collecting after 1st Juma'ah
Inside the Masjid

The International Academy students will be participating in a fundraising campaign for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and assisting families who are dealing with the many social, financial, and emotional issues that surround blood cancer and its treatment. Participating in this program has taught students the value and joy of helping others.

Each week students will participate in different activities that encourage donations. Recently, students asked if they could get the larger community involved in the wonderful act of giving. Therefore, each Friday during the fundraising campaign students will be at the Masjid after Juma'ah prayer collecting money for the fundraiser. EVERY PENNY COUNTS! Please look for students with white and yellow boxes. We appreciate your generosity!  
Welcome Team @ Juma' ah
Every Friday
If you are new or meet someone new to the community please have them to stop by the Welcome Table after Juma'ah to join the ICGC email list and to get some information about the Center. 
If your email address has changed you can also update it with us! 
Register to Vote


Open House Masjid Tour

Saturda y, March  5
Inside the Masjid
RSVP by Friday 3:00pm
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 1:00pm Friday 1/8 so we may accommodate everyone interested. 513-755-3280 or

On Saturday, March 5 Zuhr prayer will be at 2:00pm!

ICGC Tours & Talks program: neighbors, houses of worship, schools of all levels and businesses invited to learn and build understanding. Contact us at or go to our website at to schedule a guided tour or speaker.  
Training for the 
Disaster Assistance Response Team
Saturday, March 5
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
ICGC Education Building, Mirror Hall

Want to turn your extra time into good deeds by becoming a Disaster Assistance Response Team volunteer? Then join us for this session to receive the vital training you'll need to become a member of this important team. Volunteers will receive training and be eligible to travel with Islamic Relief USA when responding to domestic disasters. Please register at
During Saturday's training participants will receive training in (you can attend either or both):
-Shelter Fundamentals
-Emotional and Spiritual Care
Breakfast and lunch provided.

All courses and training classes are FREE to the public.
FREE breakfast and lunch will be provided.

***You must be at least 18-years old to participate.***

Join us for High Tea/Coffee

Saturday, March 5
6:30-8:00 pm

Juma'a Times
1st Juma'a - 1:15 pm
Dr. Baher Foad
2nd Juma'a - 3:10 pm
Ashraf Traboulsi  
Iqama Times
Fajr: 6:30 AM
Dhuhr: 1:15 PM
Asr: 4:30 PM
Maghrib: Sunset
Isha: 8:00 PM

On Saturday, March 5 Zuhr will be at 2:00pm!
Sunday Lunch Menu
Adult Lunch - $5
 Chicken Biryani from Chaska Grill
* Raita (yogurt with spices)
* Salad
* Drinks (Tea/Soft Drinks)
* Sweets/Fruits

Kid Lunch - $2
* Brownies
* Drink
Weekend School Class Times

Advanced Arabic/Language Classes

10:00 - 11:00 AM

Regular Classes 1st Period

11:00 AM - 12:25 PM


12:25 - 12:35 PM

Regular Classes 2nd Period

12:35 - 2:00 PM

Ongoing Activities
Senior Group
Friday, March 4

Girls Teen Club
Friday, March 11
6:00-8:30pm, Classroom B

New Muslim's Group
Sundays 12:30 - 2:00pm
Education Bldg, classroom  

Boys & Dads Club
4:30-7:00pm, Gym 

Kids Quran Program
Mon & Wed, 5:00-6:30pm
Fri, makeup day 5:00-6:30pm
Community Center classrooms

Men's Basketball
Mon & Wed
6:30 - 8:30 pm, GYM 

Ladies Quran
8:30am, Community Center

Ladies Fitness
7:00 - 8:30 pm, GYM 

Tues & Thur
5:30 - 7:00 pm, GYM 

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.
Get Your special ICGC 20th Anniversary mug
Only $5

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Presenting New books authored by Dr. Baher Foad, ICGC Board Member & Fiqh Scholar

Available in the Masjid bookstore and Admin Office. All proceeds benefit the Masjid

" What Christians should know about the Qur'an and Muhammad "

"Understanding the New Testament in the Context of the Quran "

"The Qur'an: Its message, contents and concepts "

Initiatives Fundraising Dinner
Saturday, April 23 
6:00 pm,  ICGC Gym

This is your Masjid and open for prayer and activities. It runs only with the help of YOUR donations, support and participation.

Join us as we share:
1. Progress on our different initiatives. The activities and success stories
2. How YOU can help Join different activities and volunteer 3-5 hours a month of your time to help. But like your home, the Masjid needs finances to run and we have no source of funding except through YOUR donations.
We are trying to raise funds for Initiatives, including  Rahma Community Services, Youth


There is an capacity limit for adults and children so be sure to RSVP as soon as you can before capacity is filled. Questions? 513-755-3280 or
Youth Development Program - Sign Up!

We are pleased to announce a new initiative, the Youth Development Program (YDP). Our target audience is middle & high school boys and girls and the goal is to develop young men and women with an understanding of religion to incorporate into their everyday lives.
The program consists of Qur'anic education and sports activities. We are initially beginning with a bi-weekly overlapping time schedule, with the hopes of growing into a weekly consistent program. The sessions will be moderated by our new youth coordinator, Ahmad Saqr. 

To sign up...
Girls:  March 6
M.S. 7-9 am
H.S. 9-11 am
High School: CLICK HERE
Middle School:  CLICK  HERE

Boys: March 13
M.S. 7-9 am
H.S. 9-11 am
High School:  CLICK HERE
Middle School:  CLICK HERE
Paid Advertisement   - want advertise you business? Email
Women's SMART 2-hour Self-Defense Class
Presented by WCPD & Rahma Circle of Friends
Saturday, March 12 
2:30-4:30pm @ ICGC
A free self-defense class offered by the West Chester Police Department at ICGC... Awareness, being mentally prepared in the event you get attacked, and basic self-defense skills are touched on in this class. We will spend the 1st half talking about how not to get into a fight. The 2nd half will be fighting skills.
Presented by Officer Michelle Berling (and a male officer for demonstration oftechniques)

To sign up, please email by Friday March 4th. You must be 16 years or older to participate!
Please wear comfortable clothes. There is some striking in this class but the class is not overly rigorous. Feel free to sit out of any physical exercises and observe.
Dr. Foad presenting at Interfaith Event
Saturday, March 12
Indian Hill Church, 6000 Drake Rd
RSVP to Susie Myers

Islamic Insights with Dr. Baher Foad
Sunday, March 13
12:30 - 2:00 pm
ICGC Education Center, Mirror Hall
Topics discussed in this session will include...
Who is Muhammad? And what does he represent to Muslims? And misconceptions about Muhammad
Is Islam compatible with Western democracy?
What is Shari'a law? And does it apply to non-Muslims?
Fighting in Islam and Jihad
Islamophobia: what Christians and Muslims should do about it? The concept of Diversity in the Qur'an
Feed Our Neighbors In Need

Sunday, March 20
Drop off of donations accepted on this day only

ESL & Job Assistance
2 ESL Upcoming Sessions
FREE ESL classes at the brand new Butler Tech Bioscience Center Campus Classes will be offered 2 days a week (Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6 pm-8 pm). Call (513) 512-5801 now to sign-up or e-mail

Are you looking for a job or a career change?
Our case manager is now accepting NEW CLIENTS!

Give us a call at 513-512-5801 or email at to schedule an appointment.

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
Article Links:

Seminar: One Abraham or Three? 


Local Muslim-Americans decry Trump's 'climate of hate'


An enlightening perspective on Muslim Americans and Catholic American experience published by Dan Hurley, historian and journalist. Dan shared this history during his remarks at the Islam Center's 20th Anniversary in November, 2015.