Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati
News & Upcoming Events
October 7, 2016 Issue
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Winter Coat Drive

Now thru October 15
Only donate the listed items please, as other items will be discarded.

Voter Registration at the Masjid or Online!
Please register to vote by the Tues, Oct 11 deadline!
In-person voter registration
Friday, October 7
In the Masjid after juma'ah prayer

Register online with the board of elections in your county: 
Hamilton County Board of Elections: Register here

Butler County Board of Elections: Register here

Warren County Board of Elections: Register here

Clermont County Board of Elections: Register here

Kentucky Residents can register on line here
Islamophobia & Elections, Friday 3:30 Khutba Topic

Friday, October 7
Tarek El-Messidi is a Muslim American social entrepreneur and activist who has been involved with civic engagement at a national level for the past 15 years.

INTAC PTO Skating Party
Thursday, October 6
8730 North Pavilion Dr., West Chester OH45069

A dm ission $5.00
Regular Skates $3.00
Inline Skates $5.00

Project Management Training

10 weeks (October 8-December 10)
Saturdays, 10am-1:30pm
Community Room
To register send email with your contact info to Arshad Siddiqui

Juma'a Times
1st Juma'a - 1:15 pm
Dr. Baher Foad
2nd Juma'a - 3:30 pm
Tarek El-Messidi
Iqama Times
Fajr: 6:45 AM
Dhuhr: 2:00 PM
Asr: 5:15 PM
Maghrib: Sunset
Isha: 8:30 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 14
After 2nd khutba (4:15pm)
Community Room

Family Fridays with Shaikh Hossam
Friday, October 14
After Maghrib

Girls Teen Club
Friday, October 14

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
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 

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.
How YOU Can Help Local Refugee Families
Saturday, October 8
Mirror Hall

Islam in the Media - Playhouse in the Park

Monday, October 10
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
962 Mt. Adams Circle, Cincinnati OH
The Playhouse in the Park will host a special discussion on coming Monday evening during the run of Disgraced, a Emmy award winning play by Ayad Akhtar, as part of its Playhouse Perspectives series: 

Moderated by Playhouse Artistic Director Blake Robison and featuring Emmy Award-winning television journalist Ash-har Quraishi and President of the Board of the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati Shakila Ahmad, this discussion will explore representations of Islam in the media.
More info: 800-582-3208 or
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Linda Sarsour visit to ICGC
Sunday, October 16
Immediately after Zuhr, until 2:55pm
Mirror Hall

Ballot Education Session

October 16

A special session to explain what will be on our ballot this November is tentatively scheduled on Sunday, October 16. 

More details to follow.
After Fajr Breakfast

Saturday, October 22
Immediately following Fajr in the Gym
Come for Fajr Salat at 7:00am and stay for breakfast in the GYM. This is a great way to socialize and meet new people in the community.

We do need help with these breakfasts so contact Gias Amin or Mojibur Rahman if you can help or have questions.
Upcoming Educational Programs

Parenting - Who Said it Would be Easy?
Sunday, October 23
Mirror Hall

Youth Session: Our Culture Gap - challenges facing our Muslim American youth

Sunday, October 23
Mirror Hall

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Save the Date for Co-Sponsored Event
Screening of "Breaking Down the Box"

Save The Date!
Wednesday, October 26

Screening of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture's film "Breaking Down the Box", followed by discussion.

Venue and other details coming soon. 
Meet the Candidates for 2016 Election
Sunday, October 30
Mirror Hall
Join us for a Meet the Candidates session on Sunday, October 30th. We have invited both national and local candidates and encourage your attendance to this very important event. 

This event is open to the public and gives candidates the opportunity to speak to the region's voters prior this pivotal election. Each participating candidate will have the opportunity to address the attendees before the floor is opened up for a Question and Answer session.
We sincerely hope that you will be able to attend this educational event for the opportunity to make an informed decision when you cast your ballot in November.
This Meet the Candidates event is sponsored by the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati, a non-profit and non-partisan organization that does not endorse any candidate or political party.
Lessons from the Seerah with Dr. Foad

Sunday, November 6
Mirror Hall

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Parents: What we NEED to know about Muslim American YOUTH
Saturday, November 12
Mirror Hall

Ongoing Activities

Riyad Us-Saliheen with Shaikh Hossam Musa
Wednesday, October 12
After Maghrib
Inside the Masjid
Join us every Wednesday for Riyad Us-Saliheen after Maghrib 

Family Fridays with Shaikh Hossam

Friday, October 14
After Maghrib inside the Masjid
FREE ESL (English as a second language)
Classes begin October 17 - Register now!
FREE ESL classes at the brand new Butler Tech Bioscience Center Campus. Call Rahma Community Services 
513-512-5801 now to register for classes

News & Announcements

Health Fair 2016 Thank You

Rahma Community Services, Health Pillar would like to thank all the Physicians, Nurses, Rahma leadership, ICGC leadership, Volunteers, Vendors for the support, guidance and encouragement they extended to us to make the Health Fair a success.

By you all volunteering your time and expertise we were able to help and guide a large number of clients from within and from outside the community. Indeed, it could not have been possible without your participation.

May Allah (SWT) accept everyones efforts. Ameen
ICGC Recieves Duke Energy Award
Duke Energy Presented ICGC with a service award during the "Duke Energy Community Service Workshop,"  an annual workshop presented to more than 250 participants. Shabana Shakir-Ahmed and Samira Jaweed were the ICGC presenters this year.

The ICGC's Tours & Talks program is a nationally known program that has an affiliation with ING, Inc., a non-profit organization that supplements existing cultural diversity and tolerance programs through informative presentations that develop greater awareness and knowledge of world religions. The Tours and Talks program offers trained and certified speakers who are able to provide diversity seminars and professional development programs for the following industries: Education, Corporate, Law Enforcement, Healthcare, Media. Programs can be tailored to specific institutions or industries.

We encourage our community to take advantage of the Tours & Talks programs offered by the Islamic Center for your schools, businesses or other organizations.
Dr. Waleed El-Ansary's speech at The MET

Dr. Waleed El-Ansary gave a speech at A Tribute Ceremony to honor ten 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. 

ICGC Community Umrah Trip - your input needed

We have a great opportunity. Sheikh Hossam Musa (ICGC Imam) is planning to lead an Umrah trip and we need to get your input. 
He has been leading Umrah trips every year from Columbus, and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. The community has found these trips to be spiritually uplifting increasing their connection to Allah (swt).

This trip will be coordinated through Dar el Salam travel agency. 
Please respond ONLY if your truly planning to go.

Rahma Counseling Services

Call 513-580-4242

Are You Looking for a Job?
Call 513-512-5801  

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

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"