Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati
News & Upcoming Events
May 27, 2016 Issue
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No Sunday school classes on May 29

All Facilities will be Closed on  Monday, May 30
except for Masjid open for 5 daily prayers & Kids Quran in Community Center

ReCharge Your Iman with our new Imam

Friday, June 3
8:00pm in the 

Open House Masjid Tour

Saturday, June 4
Tour begins in the ICGC Education Building, Mirror Hall
RSVP by NOON  Friday June 3
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 April 1 so we may accommodate everyone interested. 513-755-3280 or
Weekend School Announcements

Please contact Tilat Rizvi (, 513-256-5868) Or Br. Gulame Asif (, 748-9424) for any questions
Juma'a Times
1st Juma'a - 1:15 pm
Ashraf Traboulsi
2nd Juma'a - 3:30 pm
Amr Wafa  
Iqama Times
Fajr: 5:30 AM
Dhuhr: 2:00 PM
Asr: 6:00 PM
Maghrib: Sunset
Isha: 10:30 PM
Weekend School Class Times

No classes on May 29

Graduation ceremony will be June 5

Ongoing Activities

Senior Group

Girls Teen Club
End of Year Party
Thursday, May 26
5:00-9:00pm, Gym

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

Boys & Dads Club
On summer break 

Kids Quran Program
Mon/Wed/Fri 3:00-5:00pm
Community Center classrooms

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

6:00 - 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.

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Kids Quran Connections
Register your kids for the special Ramadan session of Quran Connections. Please use the link to register all your kids before the first day of the session which is Monday, May 30th ISA. 
* Session: May 30-June 24 (4 weeks)
* Class Days: Monday, Wednesday & Friday (12 classes)
* Class Times: 3:00-5:00pm
* Cost: $75 first child, $50 each additional child (Cash, Credit Card or check payable to IEC) Payments must be received by 1st day of class.
To register your child...
* Complete online signup to reserve spot for children in the class.
* Then bring payment on the 1st day of class to Program Coordinators Nehad Omara or Hoda Elgamal. You can print and bring the Registration form with you or fill out a copy on site. 
Note: Payments must be received by 1st day of class.

Feel free to share the link with anyone who is interested in the program:
Register Here- Online Signup: 

Printable Registration Form to bring with you:
Questions? Contact Sr. Hoda at
Join the Communication Team

Do you like to write?
Are you on social media?
Are you good at graphic designing?
We are looking for committed volunteers for our communication team. Following are the roles we are looking for...
1.      Team for social media content (blog, tweet, facebook update, Instagram)
2.      Editors (for articles, editorials, content, event recaps)
3.      Photographer (to capture events)
4.      Media coordinator (update media contacts, reach out)
5.      Historian - captures and archives our history including interviews with our founders

Contact Nazim at

Masjid Beautification Project

Please take a moment to appreciate and take extra care of all the work in cleaning and beautification of the Islamic Center grounds. Special thank you to 
AJ Landscaping for the extra work and resources put into this major project as well as ICGC youth for the flowered planters.

We value and need your ongoing care and donations for much needed work at ICGC.
Islamic Insights with Dr. Baher Foad

Sunday, June 12, 19 & 26  
12:30 - 2:00 pm
ICGC Education Center, Mirror Hall
Lessons from the Qur'an Ramadan special series

Mother's & Young Children, Enhance Your Juma'ah Experience
Open Fridays and nightly during Ramadan during Isha and Taraweeh

The Mothers Prayer Room in the Community Center with beautiful surroundings make it easy for mothers with young children to listen to the Khutba and participate in Juma'ah congregation. It is open for the 1:15 and the 3:30 Khutbas and prayers.

A new Islamic Kids library is inside The Mother's Prayer Room! Your little ones can enjoy these books during juma and then put them back for others to enjoy. 

Youth Development Program (YDP)

Qur'anic education and sports activities for middle & high school  boys and girls . Sessions are moderated by our new youth coordinator, Ahmad Saqr. 

To sign up...
Girls:  May 29
Middle School 7:00-9:00 AM  Register Here
High School 9:00-11:00 AM  Register Here
Early Childhood Programs at the International Academy

International Academy of Cincinnati
8094 Plantation Drive
West Chester, OH 45069
Ramadan Hall Rental

Having an Iftar this Ramadan? Rent our Dinner Hall...
All Fridays and Saturdays during Ramadan have already been booked!

CLICK HERE to download the Rental Licensee "Agreement"

NOTE: This Agreement is for Personal Use only. 
Contact the Office for information about rental for Organizational Use such as fundraising (subject to limitations and Board approval)

Steps for renting the Dinner Hall (gymnasium):
  1. Call the office to inquire about date availability. Rentals are first come basis and all these steps must be complete before your date can be reserved/held.
  2. Fully complete Pages 2 & 5 of the Agreement. (Page 7 can be completed later, due 5 days prior to your rental)
  3. This Agreement + Payment must be returned to the office before your event date can be reserved.
  4. Return the completed Agreement to the Administrative Office in-person either during office hours 9am-4:00pm or leave in the black "Admin" mailbox on the wall next to the Admin office door. Include a CHECK for the deposit amount of $250.00 made payable to IEC. This check is held until after your event and is meant to insure against damage, misuse, or clean up related to violation of Agreement terms. Important: Deposit checks are voided/shredded after a post-event inspection and cannot be applied to your rental fee (due 5 days prior to your rental). 
Rental of the International Academy's cafeteria is done through the Academy Office in person from 9am-2pm. Call 513-755-0169 to inquire about rates and availability.
Eid Carnival
Saturday, July 9
Parking Lot & Gym
Trackless Train Ride, Mechanical Bull for teens, Real Bumper cars, Turbo twist ride, Pony rides, Inflatables & more! Something for EVERY AGE!!!

Food vendors, KONA Shaved Ice Truck, Live Firefighters & Firetruck & Ambulance, Clothing vendors & Henna Artists too!

Do YOU want to be a vendor? How about becoming a sponsor and turn  this into a fun filled day to remember! 
Volunteers are needed as well! 
Contact: Camellia Noor @
Register to Vote

ICGC encourages all community members who are US citizens to 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.
Our Masjid, Our Future
We are excited to inform you that a campaign by the name -  Our Masjid, Our Future - is being started to ensure that our beautiful place of worship will remain vibrant for this and future generations to come. A small team of volunteers has been chartered to engage everyone in the community to participate in making the Islamic Center financially self-reliant and self-sufficient. Please expect one of the following
members  to reach out to you in the coming weeks. We pray that by virtue of this endeavor Allah will bless this Muslim community in this life and in the hereafter - In'sha-Allah.
ICGC Board President
Shakila Ahmad
Members of the Campaign Team:
Junaid Malik
Sarwar Shareef
Sawsan Bouso
Rania Rawas
Rick Schwen
Anila Zindani
Nazim Fazlani
Ashraf Traboulsi
Mohamed Dhaman
Paid Advertisement   - want advertise you business? Email
ICGC's 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.
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
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