Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati
News & Upcoming Events
September 16, 2016 Issue
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Community Eid Dinner - Get Your Tickets Now

Eid al-Adha Community Dinner Celebration
Sunday, September 25

Mason Manor House
7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd. Mason, Ohio 45040

$30 adults, $15 ages 10 and under
Tickets are available for purchase in the office or by phone M-F 8:30am-4:00pm.

Photographer on site to take family portraits!

We are looking for generous sponsors to help cover the costs of our annual Eid dinner 9/25 at the Mason Manor House to keep the prices low at $30 for adults and $15 for 10 and younger.
We have a banner on order which will be displayed on stage with your name/ business for a donation of $250 or more.
Sponsor levels:
1. Community Caretaker,  $500-$1000
2. Community Enabler,  $250-$499
3. Community Giver,  $100-$249 
4. Community Supporter,  $5-$99
Contact Camellia at to participate!

Family Fridays with Shaikh Hossam
Friday, September 16
After Maghrib inside the Masjid

Family & Marriage Workshops with Salma Elkady

Friday, Sep 23 & Saturday, Sep 24
Brought to you Free, please  RSVP HERE
Registration deadline is Monday, Sep 19

Seeking Tranquility in our Homes is a Free Community Workshop to shed light on Marital Harmony in the Light of Quran & Sunnah and allow you to learn ways to improve your relationship with your spouse at any stage in your marriage. Free babysitting.

Coffee, Tea & We is a Couples Only Workshop, based on exercises & games that allow you to learn about tools & techniques to improve your communication & relationship with your spouse in a fun and engaging environment. We will provide tea & snacks and the cost for this workshop is $20/couple and $5 for babysitting. Payments will be accepted On-Site via Cash or Check. Please Note - Attendance of the Friday session is a prerequisite to register for this workshop.

Our Guest Speaker is Sr. Salma Elkadi Abugideiri, Licensed Professional Counselor & Author as well as Founding Member of the Peaceful Families Project. She will be joined by our very own Imam Musa @ Friday Night Session.
Juma'a Times
1st Juma'a - 1:15 pm
Shaikh Hossam Musa
2nd Juma'a - 3:30 pm
Amr Wafa
Iqama Times
Fajr: 6:30 AM
Dhuhr: 2:00 PM
Asr: 5:30PM
Maghrib: Sunset
Isha: 9:15 PM

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

Ongoing Activities
Senior Group
Community Room

Girls Teen Club
Friday, September 16

Youth Development Program
Sunday, September 18

New Muslim's Group
Sundays 12:30 - 2:00pm
Inside the Education Building  

Boys & Dads Club
Community Center 

Kids Quran Program
August 1-September 21
Mon & Wed 5:00-6:30pm
(Friday is make up day)

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

Due to scheduling issues for instructor, no class until Tues, October 4
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.

YDP Family Brunch
Sunday, September 18
Youth Development Program is having a special Family Brunch. Join us and bring your parents along!
Register to Vote: Engage: Protect Your Rights!
Please register to vote by Tues, Oct 11 deadline!

Register with the county 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
Riyad Us-Saliheen with Shaikh Hossam Musa
Wednesday, September 21
After Maghrib
Inside the Masjid
Join us every Wednesday for Riyad Us-Saliheen after Maghrib 

Xavier Interfaith Project

Interfaith Project:
Xavier University is looking for 10 young Muslim professionals (ages 21-30+) to come together with other faith professionals (10 Jewish and 10 Christian) for 3 sessions

The first of these sessions is going to be held at Xavier on 8/21 and is going to be a study on the value and importance of lifelong study in these three traditions. In the following three sessions (Sept 25, Oct 23, Nov 20) we'll be studying on the environment, community responsibility and building a life (dating, married, having kids). These sessions will be at 3 different locations that represent these 3 religions.

Please contact Shabana Shakir Ahmed if you are interested:
Free Legal Clinic

Friday, September 30
After Juma'ah
Community Center Classroom
CAIR-Cincinnati*, whose overall goal is to ensure that the rights guaranteed to everyone in this nation are enforced, provides the community access to specialized legal services focused on the Muslim community through CAIR's Free Brief Advice Legal Clinics. In addition, they empower these individuals by educating them on their legal rights and what the law says. The CAIR-Cincinnati clinic will provide free legal advice on issues such as civil rights, accommodations for school, accommodations for employment, housing, and immigration law. Many people have legal issues but find access to attorneys difficult. This clinic will enable people to talk to a lawyer about their legal issues briefly at no cost.

*CAIR or its chapters are independent organizations not affiliated with the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati or IEC. The free legal clinics made accessible are the sole responsibility of CAIR and not in any way of ICGC or IEC.

Don't miss this opportunity to reach your target group! 

Questions? Email:
Health Fair - SAVE THE DATE

Rahma, ICGC

Health Fair 2016
Sunday, October 2
11:00am - 2:00pm

Sponsorship opportunities are available
Non Zakat Donations are appreciated
Contact 513-512-5802

Please consider donating to support ICGC's Health Fair 2016. Our budget this year is $4500 which includes health checkups, blood sugar and cholesterol levels, vision screenings, flu shots, and consultations with many specialists. 

Many people from different backgrounds (faiths) are served and hence this money cannot be used from zakat funds. As you are donating please consider this as a sadaqa. 
When making your donation, make checks to IEC and in the memo Rahma Health Fair. 
How YOU Can Help Local Refugee Families

Saturday, October 8
Mirror Hall  

Free Eid Carnival
Saturday, September 17
999 Reading Rd. 
Mason, OH 45040
Paid Advertisement   - want advertise you business? Email
Islamophobia-Not in our Community!
Islamophobia-Not in our Community!   is an educational piece being disseminated throughout the region to leaders, organizations and community members. It was developed with the engagement of a group of Christian, Muslim and Jewish regional leaders convening as Bridges of Faith Trialogue group. It can be downloaded from the Freedom Center website link below you are encouraged to share with others. A limited number of copies are available in the ICGC office if you have an educational need for leaders you know. Additional resources will be forthcoming. 
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.

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