Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati
News & Upcoming Events
February 21, 2016 Issue
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Meet & Greet with Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley
Friday, February 19
4:00 pm (after 2nd Juma'ah)
Education Building, Mirror Hall

Please join us for remarks and a meet and greet with Mayor John and wife, Dena Cranley. They will tour the Center and be observing the 2nd Jumma in addition to dialogue with our community. We especially encourage our young people and all those living or working in the city of Cincinnati to attend
Youth Group Perfect North Trip
Saturday, February 20

INTAC Pennies for Patients
Friday, Feb 19, Feb 26 & March 4 
Collecting after 1st Juma'ah
Inside the Masjid

Starting February 8th, the students at The International Academy will be participating in a fundraising campaign for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The fundraiser is running from February 8th - 26th. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and assisting families who are dealing with the many social, financial, and emotional issues that surround blood cancer and its treatment. Participating in this program has taught students the value and joy of helping others.

Each week students will participate in different activities that encourage donations. Recently, students asked if they could get the larger community involved in the wonderful act of giving. Therefore, on each Friday during the fundraising campaign students will be at the Masjid after Jumah prayer collecting money for the fundraiser. EVERY PENNY COUNTS! Please look for students with white and yellow boxes. We appreciate your generosity! We will be collecting on 2/19, 2/26, & 3/4!
ESL & Job Assistance
2 ESL Upcoming Sessions
Classes Begin Feb 16th & April 5th - Register Now!  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

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 to schedule an appointment.
Welcome Team @ Juma' ah
Every Friday
If you are new or meet someone new to the community please have them to stop by the Welcome Table after Juma'ah to join the ICGC email list and to get some information about the Center. 
If your email address has changed you can also update it with us! 
Juma'a Times
1st Juma'a - 1:15 pm
Amr Wafa
2nd Juma'a - 3:10 pm
Ashraf Traboulsi  
Iqama Times
Fajr: 6:40 AM
Dhuhr: 1:15 PM
Asr: 4:00 PM
Maghrib: Sunset
Isha: 7:45 PM
Sunday Lunch Menu
February 21st
Adult Lunch - $5
* Fillet of Fish
* Chana Dahl
* Rice
* Dessert
*Drink + Tea

Kid Lunch - $2
* Chicken Wrap
* Cake
* Chocolate Milk
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, February 26
5:30-8:30pm, Classroom B

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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Weekend School Quranic Competition
Sunday, February 21
Forms have been given to every class this Sunday. If your child was absent or did not receive letter please come to the office on next Sunday and sign the letter. You can start preparing your child for the competition based on this table (check the age of your child and see corresponding Surah or verses from a surah). Participants must be enrolled in Sunday School.

Recitation Date
6 years old & younger (age 7 by January 1)
Sura Al-Kafirun
February 14
8 years old & younger (age 9 by January 1st)
Sura Al-Balad (90)
February 14
11 years old & younger (age 12 by January 1st)
Sura Al-Mumtahanah
(60, Ayah 7-9)
February 21
17 years old & younger (age 18 by January 1)
Surah An-Nur
(24, Ayah 54-56)
February 21
For any question, please contact Tilat Rizvi (513-256-5868) or Br Gulame Asif (513-748-9424)

Youth Development Program - Sign Up!

Sundays in February
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:  February 21
M.S. 7-9 am
H.S. 9-11 am
High School: CLICK HERE
Middle School: CLICK
Boys: February 28
M.S. 7-9 am
H.S. 9-11 am
High School: CLICK HERE
Middle School: CLICK HERE
Open House at the International Academy
Discover the Treasure in Your Back Yard
Sunday, February 21
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
International Academy of Cincinnati
8094 Plantation Drive, West Chester, OH 45069
Visit the school on Sunday the 21st to take a tour, speak with staff, get your questions answered and find out what makes INTAC a model of educational excellence.
Contact: Mrs. Marawi or Ms. Ali at 513-755-0169 
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Rahma's Ladies Coffee Hour
Wednesday, February 24
12:00-2:00 pm, Community Room

SPEAKERS: Shamila Ahmed & Khalida Tanveer
TOPIC: Benefits of balance diet and weight loss
Register to Vote & Citizenship Application Assistance Day 2/27

Little Muslims Playgroup
Sunday, February 28 - 2:30pm, Community Center Classrooms

For children ages 2-6 years; moms attend with their child
Join us for High Tea/Coffee

Saturday, March 5
6:30-8:00 pm

Women's Self Defense with Rahma's Circle of Friends

Saturday, March 12 
2:30-4:30pm @ ICGC
Please save the date!

Dr. Foad presenting at Interfaith Event
Saturday, March 12
Indian Hill Church, 6000 Drake Rd
RSVP to Susie Myers

Islamic Insights with Dr. Baher Foad
Sunday, March 13
12:30 - 2:00 pm
ICGC Education Center, Mirror Hall
Topics discussed in this session will include...
Who is Muhammad? And what does he represent to Muslims? And misconceptions about Muhammad
Is Islam compatible with Western democracy?
What is Shari'a law? And does it apply to non-Muslims?
Fighting in Islam and Jihad
Islamophobia: what Christians and Muslims should do about it? The concept of Diversity in the Qur'an

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 "

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

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.