Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati
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April 15, 2016 Issue
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INTAC Annual International Day Children's Festival

Saturday, April 16, 2016 
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
INTAC and ICGC gymnasium

Entrance will be $5.00 per person. This year's festival will include exhibits of several different countries, as well as the Scholastic Book Fair, and many fun activities.
Contact the school office with questions: (513) 755-
Social Media: An Islamic Perspective
Friday, April 22
8:00-10:00pm, Mirror Hall, Education Building

Youth Development Program (YDP)

The Youth Development Program (YDP) target audience is middle & high school  boys and girls and the goal is to develop young men and women with an understanding of religion to incorporate into their everyday lives.
The program consists of Qur'anic education and sports activities. We are initially beginning with a bi-weekly overlapping time schedule, with the hopes of growing into a weekly consistent program. The sessions will be moderated by our new youth coordinator, Ahmad Saqr. 

To sign up...
Girls:  April 17
Middle School 7:00-9:00 AM  Register Here
High School 9:00-11:00 AM   Register Here

Boys: April 24
Middle School 7:00-9:00 AM  Register Here
High School 9:00-11:00 AM  Register Here
Initiatives Fundraising Dinner
Saturday, April 23 
6:00 pm,  ICGC Gym
This is your Masjid and open for prayer and activities. It runs only with the help of YOUR donations, support and participation.
Join us as we share:
1. Progress on our different initiatives. The activities and success stories
2. How YOU can help Join different activities and volunteer 3-5 hours a month of your time to help. But like your home, the Masjid needs finances to run and we have no source of funding except through YOUR donations.
We are trying to raise funds for Initiatives, including  Rahma Community Services, Youth
Child Seats are full. Adult seats are 
nearly full!

Questions? 513-755-3280 or
After Fajr Breakfast

Breakfast after Fajr Salat
Saturday, April 30
Fajr will be at 6:00  
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.
Basketball Practice Schedule Changes
Some changes to practice schedule this weekend for parents of registered youth for basketball practice:
1.) Rematch: Because many players will be attending MYNA we will schedule this scrimmage for another day. So there will be NO Junior A versus Senior JV scrimmage this weekend.

2.) The following teams WILL have practice on Saturday: Senior Girls, Peewee Boys on the OUTSIDE COURTS. So Junior Girls, Junior Boys, and Peewee Girls will NOT practice on Saturday.

3.) Senior Boys Varsity and JV WILL practice as scheduled on Sunday.

Please feel free to email Faris Ghani ( if you need further clarification.
Juma'a Times
1st Juma'a - 1:15 pm
Haroon Chaudhry
2nd Juma'a - 3:30 pm
Ashraf Traboulsi  
Iqama Times
Fajr: 6:15 AM
Dhuhr: 2:00 PM
Asr: 5:45 PM
Maghrib: Sunset
Isha: 9:40 PM
Sunday Lunch Menu
APRIL 17th
Adult Lunch - $5
* Bakora Kahri
* Chicken
* Dessert
* Tea/Coffee/Drinks

Kid Lunch - $2
* Pizza
* Cookie
* Drink
Weekend School Class Times

Advanced Arabic/Language Classes

10:00 - 11:00 AM

Regular Classes 1st Period

11:00 AM - 12:25 PM


12:25 - 12:35 PM

Regular Classes 2nd Period

12:35 - 2:00 PM

Ongoing Activities
Senior Group

Girls Teen Club
Friday, April 22
5:30-8:30pm, Classroom A

New Muslim's Group
Sundays 12:30 - 2:00pm
Education Bldg, classroom  

Boys & Dads Club
4:30-7:00pm, Gym 

Kids Quran Program
Mon & Wed, 5:00-6:30pm
Fri, makeup day 5:00-6:30pm
Community Center classrooms

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

Ladies Quran
8:30am, Community Center

Ladies Fitness
7:00 - 8:30 pm, GYM 

Tues & Thur
5:30 - 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.

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Presenting New books authored by Dr. Baher Foad, ICGC Board Member & Fiqh Scholar

Available in the Masjid bookstore and Admin Office. All proceeds benefit the Masjid

" What Christians should know about the Qur'an and Muhammad "

"Understanding the New Testament in the Context of the Quran "

"The Qur'an: Its message, contents and concepts "

Matrimonial Event @ Clifton Mosque

Saturday, April 30
3668 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45220
RSVP by April 25 at
Islamic Insights with Dr. Foad
Sunday, May 1
ICGC Education Center, Mirror Hall  
Lessons from the Qur'an Surat Ibrahim and Surat Ar'ad chapters 13 & 14 of the Qur'an presented by Fiqh Scholar, Dr. Baher Foad
2016 Weekend School Scholarships

1) National Merit Scholars:
Weekend Islamic school will be recognizing National Merit Scholars which will be sponsored by Sr Sadiqa and Dr. Sheikh Abdur Rahman. If any student who is a Senior in High School and has received the confirmation of being a finalist for National Merit scholar, or has 35/36 in ACT, please contact Tilat Rizvi (, 513-256-5868) Or Gulame Asif (, 748-9424) by April 23.

2) High School Scholarships (only for Weekend Islamic School students):
Weekend Islamic School ICGC will be offering scholarships for 2 High school seniors who either graduated or graduating this year from weekend school ($500 each). This scholarship is based on their performance over the years in the weekend Islamic school, in regular high school and their contribution towards the community services at large and the leadership role they have played in the school.
Please email Tilat Rizvi ( or Gulame Asif ( Scholarship forms are due by May 1.
From Fear to Freedom - Event Update

A few media updates regarding Wednesday's program:

Shakila Ahmad and Dr. Battle were interviewed for Newsmakers with Dan Hurley last Friday. The segment aired April 10th on Local 12. CLICK HERE to watch the interview. CLICK HERE to listen to audio of the interview.

Shakila Ahmad and Dr Battle were interviewed on Fox19 Monday morning as well. CLICK HERE to watch their interview with Kara Sewell.

Monday afternoon tune in to 91.7 WVXU (1:30 p.m.) as Dr. Battle, Shakila Ahmad and Dr. James Buchanan discuss Confronting Islamophobia on Cincinnati Edition. CLICK HERE to learn more.

To learn more about From Fear to Freedom: Confronting Islamophobia CLICK HERE.
Autism Awareness

April is Autism Awareness Month. Let's not forget our Special children and their parents, may Allah inchALLAH help them be more patient, and for us to be much more grateful and very supportive. Ameen.

Please read  Drawing Near to Allah Thru Disability written by the  Muslim Parent of a Special Needs Child
"Autism is not a disability. It's a different ability."   (Stuart Duncan)

"If they can't learn the way we teach, we teach the way they learn."   (Dr. Ivar Lovaas)

"Children with Autism are very observant, so they will notice everything, including your attitude toward them.
(Trevor Pacelli)

"I am a visual thinker, not a language-based thinker, my brain is like Google Images."  
(Temple Grandin)
Results for 2016 Weekend Islamic School Quiz

A special thank you to Weekend School organizers, staff and volunteers, including Principal Gulame Asif and Vice-Principal Tilat Rizvi, for making the 2016 Weekend School Islamic Quiz a success!

Click on the link below to see the Results and Photos from each group:
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Rahma Community Services is now accepting NEW CLIENTS!

If you are looking for employment, education, or have any other needs, give us a call at 513-512-5801 or email at to schedule an appointment.

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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
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