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Monthly Dinner & Seerah with Sheikh Hossam Musa
Monthly Dinner & Seerah
Friday, January 6
After ISHA inside the Masjid
Ongoing session covering the Seerah of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) with Sheikh Hossam Musa. His approach encompasses the importance of understanding the Seerah in our lives, particularly to practicing Islam in America.

Riyad Us-Saliheen (weekly)
Wednesday, January 11
After ISHA inside the Masjid
Sheikh Hossam Musa present a collection of authentic hadith about Islamic manners and acts of worship, is being covered with a contemporary, practical approach to improve our connection to Allah (SWT) and others. 
ISHA Iqama is primptly at 7:30
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Lessons from the Seerah with Dr. Foad

Sunday, Jan 8
12:30pm, Mirror Hall
Boys & Dads Club Registration
Sunday, Jan 8
The first day of the club's second semester of the 2016/2017 school year is this Sunday the 8th and registration is now open. You can register online at or  send us an email to  

ICGC's Spring Soccer Registration

ICGC's Soccer Spring session begins
March 2017
Boys 1st thru 12th grade - Register now!

Note, that we are not collecting payment at this time but just need a count by age to structure the program. You will need to make payment in February before registration is complete.
Also, we are looking to parents to help coach or volunteer. If you are able to, please check the options in the survey.
If you have more questions or need details, contact 
FREE ESL (English as a second language)
Classes begin January 9 - 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
Weather Alerts

For notices regarding Int'l Academy and Weekend School closings/delays, due to inclement weather, please watch local channel 12 News or visit their website for updates:  
Kids Quran Connections
6-week session begins on Monday, January 9
Jan 9-Feb 15
Class days are Monday & Wednesday (Friday is make up day) from  5:00-6:30pm.  $75 first child, $50 each additional child (Cash, Credit Card or check payable to IEC).

To register your child please b ring payment on the 1st day of class to Program Coordinators Nehad Omara or Hoda Elgamal and complete a registration form. Note: Payments must be received by 1st day of class.

Questions? Email
Meet Your Neighbors

Saturday, January 14
Masjid Tour 1:00pm, followed by Coffee, Dessert and Discussion in the International Academy
Invite your colleagues, neighbors and friends to join us for a tour and refreshments for this opportunity for them to meet and get to know their Muslim neighbors. 
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ICGC Umrah with Sheikh Hossam Musa

March 25-April 2, 2017
or call: Gihan 1-212-725-2022 ext 102
Please share the news with your friends and family.
Deadline extended to January 17

Umrah Visa fee has been removed for all of those who have not performed Umrah in 1438H (Which is only during the past two months).

Click here to download the flyer

Important Notice for 2016 Contributors on Tax Receipts/Letters
To ensure deduct-ability of your contributions to the IEC (Islamic Educational Council) please do not file your 2016 income tax returns until you have received a written acknowledgement of your contributions. Insha'Allah these will be mailed out by the end of January.
If your address has changed, please notify the office immediately. Deadline for changing your mailing address is January 12.

Also, if your email addresses ever change, please be sure to let us know so that we can update our email list and pass that word on to your spouses as well. 

If you are expecting a tax letter and do not receive one by February 3, please contact the Finance office at with your full name and mailing address. 

We sincerely thank you for your kind and generous support of this institution and pray that Allah swt (God Almighty) blesses you with much more in return.

Juma'a Times
1st Juma'a - 1:15 pm
Dr. Baher Foad
2nd Juma'a - 3:00 pm
Ashraf Traboulsi

On Fridays Asr is promptly at 3:45 pm
Iqama Times
Fajr: 7:00 AM
Dhuhr: 1:00 PM
Asr: 3:30 PM
Maghrib: Sunset
Isha: 7:30 PM

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Weekend School Sunday Schedule
Language Classes: 
Religious/Quranic Classes:
Prep for Prayer:
Zuhr Prayer:
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Ongoing Activities
Please contact the 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.

Friday Senior Tea
Resumes on Friday, January 13
Between 1st & 2nd Juma'ah
Community Room

Youth Group Meeting
Friday, January 6
After 2nd khutba
Community Room

Family Fridays with Sheikh Hossam
Monthly Dinner & Seerah
Friday, January  6
Dinner 6:00 GYM
ISHA 7:30 Masjid
Seerah 7:45 Mirror Hall

Girls Teen Club
Friday, January 6

Alzaharwat Girls Club
Saturday, January 21
Only for girls already pre-registered

Youth Development Program
Boys/Girls alternate Sundays
Choose a link below to Register
New Muslim's Group
Sundays 12:30pm, Mirror Hall classroom

Boys & Dads Club
Sundays, 2:00 - 4:00pm
Community Center

Kids Quran Connections
Session 16, Jan 9-Feb 15
Mon & Wed, 5:00-6:30pm
Community Center

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

Classes resume Tues Jan 10  

Riyad Us-Saliheen with Sheikh Hossam Musa
After ISHA,  Masjid

Math Tutoring
High school and middle school students every Sat. 

YDP fall sweatshirt line is now available to purchase! 
Hoodies are "fitted" so if you wear a large, X-Large might be best. 

These are designed to reflect Islamic concepts with a universal theme. Our goal is that not only YDP members purchase them, but everyone in the family buys one.  100% of proceeds supports YDP activities. Thank you for all of your support! Please order ASAP!

Store Rewards that Benefit Your Masjid
Kroger:  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!

Amazon: ICGC is identified on these websites as "Islamic Educational Council"

Community Member's  Good News
Do you have good news to share? Send us a line summarizing your or family member's good news that you would like to share with the community. Please just keep each news to 1 line and email to 
Submissions received after Wednesday will appear in following week's issue.

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