Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati
News & Upcoming Events
September 23, 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!
Voter Registration at the Masjid or Online!
Please register to vote by the Tues, Oct 11 deadline!
In-person voter registration
Friday, September 23
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
Family Fridays with Shaikh Hossam

Friday, September 23
After Maghrib inside the Masjid
Juma'a Times
1st Juma'a - 1:15 pm
Haroon Chaudhry
2nd Juma'a - 3:30 pm
Ashraf Traboulsi
Iqama Times
Fajr: 6:45 AM
Dhuhr: 2:00 PM
Asr: 5:30PM
Maghrib: Sunset
Isha: 9:00 PM

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

Family Fridays with Shaikh Hossam
After Maghrib

Girls Teen Club
Friday, September 30

Alzaharwat Girls Club
Saturday, September 24
Registration is required to participate for the new session (spots are limited).

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
September 26-November 2
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.

Happy Healthy Family Sessions with Sr. Salma Elkady
Friday, Sep 23rd Session
Seeking Tranquility in our Homes
Time : 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Location: ICGC Mirror Hall
Free and Open to all - Free Babysitting
Saturday, Sep 24th Session
Coffee, Tea & We
Time: 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Location: ICGC Mirror Hall
Have to register as couple for this session and attend Friday Session.
Cost : $20 / couple (High Tea provided) & $5 for babysitting - (Pizza provided)
Call 513-400-5812 with any questions.

After Fajr Breakfast

Saturday, September 24
Fajr will be at 6:45 
Come for Fajr Salat 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.
Kids Quran Connections

Septemper 26-November 2 (6 week session)
Class Days: Monday & Wednesday (Fridays are make up day)
Class Times: 5:00-6:30pm
Printable Registration Form: 
Payment is due on your child's first day of class
Questions? Contact Sr. Hoda at
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 were held at Xavier on 8/21 and were a study on the value and importance of lifelong study in these three traditions. In the upcoming 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:
Riyad Us-Saliheen with Shaikh Hossam Musa
Wednesday, September 28
After Maghrib
Inside the Masjid
Join us every Wednesday for Riyad Us-Saliheen after Maghrib 

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.
2016 Community Health Fair
Sunday, October 2
11:00am - 2:00pm
International Academy Cafeteria
Sponsorship opportunities are available
Non Zakat Donations are appreciated
Contact 513-512-5802

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

Questions? Email:
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

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

Paid Advertisement   - want advertise you business? Email
FREE ESL (English as Second Language) Classes

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
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

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"