Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati
News & Upcoming Events
August 26, 2016 Issue
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Eid al-Adha Dinner
Sunday, September 25

$25 adults, $15 ages 10 and under
Tickets will be available soon. You can reserve your ticket in advance by making payment over the phone or in the office M-F 8:30am-4:00pm.

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 $25 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
2. Community Enabler
3. Community Giver
4. Community Supporter
Contact Camelia at to participate!
Eid al-Adha Parking
Eid al-Adha parking passes are available for purchase in the office 

The date of Eid al-Adha has not yet been determined. Please watch for an email to announce the date sometime after the beginning of September.  
$10 for Members
$15 for non-members
Eid salat will be at 7:45 and 9:30 am. Each prayer time has a separate parking pass.
7:45 am Eid parking pass (Green) is good for parking until 8:30.
9:30am Eid parking pass (Orange) is good from 8:15 on.

Parking passes are limited so we do ask that you purchase 1 for your household. You are welcome to check back the week prior to Eid and purchase additional if any are left. We encourage you to carpool with your family, friends and neighbors. 
As always, free shuttle bus parking will be available at the Meijer parking lot. Please allow at least 20 minutes for bus loading, travel time and unloading. Plantation Drive will be designated as no parking by West Chester Township.

Please be courteous of our neighbors, do not park in their driveway (as it is private property) and please yield so they may enter and exit.

From Citizen to Enemy Co-sponsored Event

Saturday, August 27
UC College of Law
2540 Clifton Ave, Cincinnati 45221

Register to Vote! 
In order to exercise their civic duty and have a voice in policies and election of people that will directly effect them as Muslim Americans. Voter Registration forms are available at the Masjid exit after juma'ah, in the Administrative office, or online at the link below.
Juma'a Times
1st Juma'a - 1:15 pm
Ashraf Traboulsi
2nd Juma'a - 3:30 pm
Amr Wafa
Iqama Times
Fajr: 6:00 AM
Dhuhr: 2:00 PM
Asr: 5:45 PM
Maghrib: Sunset
Isha: 10:00 PM

Weekend School Sunday Schedule
Language Classes: 

Religious/Quranic Classes:


Prep for Prayer:

Zuhr Prayer:

Ongoing Activities
Senior Group

Girls Teen Club
Friday, September 2

Youth Development Program
Sundays at Fajr Iqama
(boys and girls alternate weeks)
Choose a link below to Register

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

Boys & Dads Club
On summer break 

Kids Quran Program
August 1-September 21
Mon & Wed 5:00-6:30pm
(Friday is make up day)
NO CLASS ON SEP 5th or SEP 12th

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

Tues & Thurs
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.
Islamic Weekend School Schedule & Tajweed Class

Please contact Tilat Rizvi (, 513-256-5868) Or Br. Gulame Asif (, 748-9424) for any questions.
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Adult (beginner) Quran Class with Shaikh Hossam Musa
Sunday, August 28 (1st of 10 classes)
Immediately following Maghrib prayer 
Community Room 
Students must be 17 years or older to register for this class. Attendance is required. Please visit the registration link for full details and all class dates and timings, as they do vary.

ESL Upcoming Session

Classes begin August 29 - 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.
Riyad Us-Saliheen with Shaikh Hossam Musa
Wednesday, August 31
After Maghrib
Inside the Masjid
Join us every Wednesday for Riyad Us-Saliheen after Maghrib 

Screening Mammogram at ICGC by Appointment

Saturday, September 10 (deadline Sep 1 to make appointment)
Van at Islamic Center parking lot
Call 513-512-5802 to make an appointment.

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. 
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Xavier Interfaith Project & related Part-time Paid Work

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.

Part-time Paid Interfaith Project Work:
Xavier University with the Brueggeman Center is looking for someone in the Muslim Community to work with the Interfaith Project coordinators (Jordy Cohen and Judie Kuhlman) for a few hours every week on the www.InterfaithCincy.orgwebsite. 

Please contact Shabana Shakir Ahmed if you are interested:
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