Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati
News & Upcoming Events
March 18, 2016 Issue
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INTAC's "An Enchanted Evening"
Girls only Dinner & Dance

Saturday, March 18
6:00-8:00 pm. INTAC Cafeteria/ICGC Gym

Y-Talk "Reflections" Q&A with Imam Azeez
March 18
4:15 - 5:15 pm, ICGC Gym

Conversations with God - "Why do we Pray?" with Imam Azeez

March 18
8:00-10:00pm
Mirror Hall




Food and Nutrition Workshops
Registrations:
  • March 25th and April 1st after Jumma 
  • Or by calling: 513-512-5802
Rahma Health, in collaboration with Ohio State University Extension,  presents a FREE series of eight workshops where you: 

* Learn to make healthy food choices 
* Stretch your food dollars 
* Enjoy fun family activities
* Learn safe food handling methods

Eight week course:
  • Every Thursday starting from April 7th 
  • 4:00 to 5:30 pm
Feed Our Neighbors In Need

Sunday, March 20
Drop off of donations accepted on this day only
Bring items to the Community Center
No items should be left inside the Masjid!


Weekend Islamic School Quiz
March 27 and April 3 & 10
After Dhuhr in the Assigned Classrooms
Written Test for Quiz for all the groups will be on March 20th, 2016, after Dhuhur Prayer in some assigned Sunday school classes.
 
Note: Without the written test, student cannot participate in Quiz Team Competition.
 
Please note the dates for all the Team Quizzes (Starter, Elementary and Junior/senior)

 
Quiz
Classes
Dates
Starter
Starter 1 - 3 Classes
March 27th
Elementary
Elementary 1 - 3 Classes
April 3rd
Junior/Senior
Junior/Senior 1 - 3 Classes (Boys and Girls)
April 10th

Team Quiz will take place in the mirror Hall after Dhuhur prayer on above mentioned assigned dates for each group.
Juma'a Times

1st Juma'a - 1:15 pm
 
2nd Juma'a - 3:30 pm

Khuteeb:
Imam M.A. Azeez
Guest Khuteeb
 
Iqama Times
Fajr: 6:50 AM
Dhuhr: 2:00 PM
Asr: 5:30 PM
Maghrib: Sunset
Isha: 9:15 PM

Sunday Lunch Menu
MARCH 20th
Adult Lunch - $5
 Full Chicken Leg Quarter
* Rice
* Vegetable Curry
* Dessert
* Tea/Coffee/Drinks

Kid Lunch - $2
* Chicken Sliders
* Cookies or Cake
* Juice
Weekend School Class Times

Advanced Arabic/Language Classes

10:00 - 11:00 AM

Regular Classes 1st Period


 
11:00 AM - 12:25 PM

Break


 
12:25 - 12:35 PM


 
Regular Classes 2nd Period


 
12:35 - 2:00 PM


Ongoing Activities
Senior Group
Fridays
2:00-3:00pm

Girls Teen Club
Friday, March 25
5:30-8:30pm, Classroom A

New Muslim's Group
Sundays 12:30 - 2:00pm
Education Bldg, classroom
info@cincinnatiislamiccenter.org  

Boys & Dads Club
Sundays
4:30-7:00pm, Gym
BoysDadsClub@gmail.com 

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

Men's Basketball
Mon & Wed
6:30 - 8:30 pm, GYM
munam_syed@hotmail.com 

Ladies Quran
Tuesdays
8:30am, Community Center

Ladies Fitness
Tuesdays
7:00 - 8:30 pm, GYM
khsawah@yahoo.com 

Karate
Tues & Thur
5:30 - 7:00 pm, GYM 

Math Tutoring
High school and middle school students every Sat. 
sobiach786@gmail.com


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.
Get Your special ICGC 20th Anniversary mug
Only $5


Donate Today

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 "
$13

"Understanding the New Testament in the Context of the Quran "
$20

"The Qur'an: Its message, contents and concepts "
$20

Open House Masjid Tour
Saturday, April 2
1:00pm
Tour begins in the ICGC Education Building, Mirror Hall
RSVP by 2:00pm Friday April 1st
Our Community is encouraged to invite neighbors or colleagues who may have questions about Islam. Please ask people to call or email the office by 1:00pm Friday 1/8 so we may accommodate everyone interested. 513-755-3280 or toursandtalks@cincinnatiislamiccenter.org
 
ICGC Tours & Talks program: neighbors, houses of worship, schools of all levels and businesses invited to learn and build understanding. Contact us at toursandtalks@cincinnatiislamiccenter.org or go to our website at www.cincinnatiislamiccenter.org to schedule a guided tour or speaker.  Here is one feedback along with a tour request out of hundreds we have received about the experience...

"This experience with ICGC will be lasting for all of us.We are so appreciative of what you, Shakila, led to happen decades ago for non-Muslims to understand about Islam in America.  Now we from Holy T carry a very new appreciation for Islam and understanding what are the values of Muslims so similar to those values of us who choose to be Christians.  Surely, it has changed our lives as we see ourselves living together with Muslims in America.  We are most grateful to you, Shakila, Huma, Zeinab, and Nadia."
-From a local church
Dinner & Conversation with the Consul General of Pakistan, Faisal Niaz Trimizi

Thursday, April 7
5:30 pm, ICGC Gym for Dinner, Mirror Hall for Conversation

Training for the Disaster Assistance Response Team
Saturday, April 9
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
ICGC Education Building, Mirror Hall


Want to turn your extra time into good deeds by becoming a Disaster Assistance Response Team volunteer? Then join us for this session to receive the vital training you'll need to become a member of this important team. Volunteers will receive training and be eligible to travel with Islamic Relief USA when responding to domestic disasters. 
Please register at
During Saturday's training participants will receive training in (you can attend either or both):
-Shelter Fundamentals
-Emotional and Spiritual Care
Breakfast and lunch provided.

All courses and training classes are FREE to the public.
FREE breakfast and lunch will be provided.

***You must be at least 18-years old to participate.***

Register to Vote

NEW or OLD U. S. CITIZENS - PLEASE REGISTER AND VOTE!

Beyond Civility: Implicit Bias
Implicit Bias:  Understanding how your biases may contradict your chosen values
Tuesday, April 12
Reception: 5:30-6:30
Program: 6:30-8:30
Admission is free, but space is limited and reservations are required

Hebrew Union College
3101 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45220
Join Beyond Civility as we present four prominent local leaders, along with Xavier University Professor Gabe Gottlieb, to explore the subject of Implicit Bias.

The panelists will describe their experiences taking the Harvard Implicit Association Tests to measure unconscious biases. Audience members will be invited to participate personally in this important and revealing exploration, and are urged to take one or more of the Harvard Implicit Association tests for free online at Project Implicit in advance of the program. 

Panelists:
Shakila Ahmad, president of the board of the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati
Jonathan Cohen, dean of Hebrew Union College
Ozie Davis, executive director of the Avondale Comprehensive Community Center
John Pepper, former CEO and President of Procter and Gamble
Afreen Asif honored by Cincinnati Enquirer at the "Women of the Year" Luncheon


Wednesday, April 13
12:00 to 1:30 pm
Hyatt Regency, Cincinnati
It is with great pleasure to share  that Afreen Asif, chair of ICGC's Rahma Community Services Initiative was announced in the Cincinnati Enquirer as one of the Women of the Year. She will be recognized at the Women of the Year luncheon April 13th at noon to be held at the Cincinnati Hyatt downtown along with nine other women for being "forward-thinking women who makes Greater Cincinnati a special place to live, have been an integral part of civic life and working tirelessly for the betterment of others."
 
It would great pleasure if you were able to join the luncheon. 
Below is the link to the announcement:   


You may reserve the luncheon seats directly through the link or you may pay the Islamic Center and we will reserve a block of seats. The tickets are $45. Either way, please be sure to indicate in your reservation that you would like to be seated in support of Afreen Asif. 

Thank you again for your valued support and look forward to seeing you April 13th!  

From Fear to Freedom: Confronting Islamophobia @ Freedom Center
In Partnership with the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati
Wednesday, April 13 
7:00-9:00 pm
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202



WHAT IS ISLAMOPHOBIA?
An exaggerated fear, hatred and hostility toward Islam and Muslims that is perpetuated by negative stereotypes resulting in bias, discrimination and the marginalization and exclusion of Muslims from social, political and civic life. Islamophobia existed before the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, but it has increased in frequency and notoriety throughout the past decade. Through various research vehicles and global polling efforts, Gallup has collected a wealth of data detailing public opinion about various aspects of respect, treatment and tolerance relative to Muslims worldwide. Moderated by Dr. James Buchanan with the Edward B. Brueggeman Center for Dialogue at Xavier University, this community conversation will explore the fear and prejudice against the religion of Islam while working to shape a more inclusive society.

PANELISTS INCLUDE:
Dr. Amina Darwish, University of Cincinnati
Dr. Anas B. Malik, Xavier University
Dr. Baher Foad, Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati
Imam Ilyas Nashid, Cincinnati Islamic Center
Dr. Saba Chughtai, Muslim Mothers Against Violence
Moderated by Dr. James Buchanan, Xavier University
Closing Remarks by Shakila T Ahmad, Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati
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Initiatives Fundraising Dinner
Saturday, April 23 
6:00 pm,  ICGC Gym
OPEN AND FREE TO ALL, BUT YOU MUST RSVP BY APRIL 20  

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

OPEN AND FREE TO ALL, BUT YOU MUST RSVP BY APRIL 20

There is an capacity limit for adults and children so be sure to RSVP as soon as you can before capacity is filled. Questions? 513-755-3280 or info@cincinnatiislamiccenter.org
Youth Development Program - Sign Up!

Sundays
We are pleased to announce a new initiative, the Youth Development Program (YDP). Our 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:  March 20
M.S. 7-9 am
H.S. 9-11 am
High School: CLICK HERE
Middle School: CLICK HERE

Boys: March 27
M.S. 7-9 am
H.S. 9-11 am
High School:  CLICK HERE
Middle School:  CLICK HERE
ESL & Job Assistance
2 ESL Upcoming Sessions
FREE ESL classes at the brand new Butler Tech Bioscience Center Campus Classes will be offered 2 days a week (Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6 pm-8 pm). Call (513) 512-5801 now to sign-up or e-mail ccm@rahmaicgc.org

Are you looking for a job or a career change?
Our case manager is now accepting NEW CLIENTS!

Give us a call at 513-512-5801 or email at ccm@rahmaicgc.org to schedule an appointment.
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
 
Article Links:


Seminar: One Abraham or Three? 

 

Local Muslim-Americans decry Trump's 'climate of hate'


 

An enlightening perspective on Muslim Americans and Catholic American experience published by Dan Hurley, historian and journalist. Dan shared this history during his remarks at the Islam Center's 20th Anniversary in November, 2015.