Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati
News & Upcoming Events
June 10, 2016 Issue
Special Ramadan Series
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Eid al-Fitr will be on Wednesday, July 6, 2016, insha'Allah.



Taraweeh
Every night after Isha beginning Sunday, June 5th (10:40pm)
"Parents at Taraweeh - Making it Work"
A wonderful and simple piece worth reading for by every parent:
Parents, Taraweeh is Sunnah
Taking Care of Your Children is Fard
Please drive very slowly and only park in designated areas for everyone's safety.
ICGC Ramadan Kids Program

Every night during Isha and the first 8 Raka'as of Taraweeh
Kids ages 3-8 years Kids of this age have to be there unless they are praying the whole time.
In the Sunday school classes in the Community Center
Fee: $5/kid, or $8/2 kids (sponsorship coupons are available)

Sunday School Girls are pleased to announce the 2nd annual Ramadan program for kids

Please help us to provide a peaceful environment for everyone to enjoy Taraweeh. Kids are advised to stay with their parents and pray the entire time. If they are not praying, they need to be in the kids program.

Sign up will be in the first night of Taraweeh (Sunday, June 5 @ 10:30 pm). There will be table with information and forms to fill out by the entrance to the Community Center. 

Juma'a Times
1st Juma'a - 1:15 pm
Khuteeb:
Imam, Sheikh Hossam Musa
 
2nd Juma'a - 3:30 pm
Khuteeb:
Ashraf Traboulsi  
Iqama Times
Fajr: 5:15 AM
Dhuhr: 2:00 PM
Asr: 6:00 PM
Maghrib: Sunset
Isha: 10:45 PM
Ongoing Activities

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


Kids Quran Program
Mon/Wed/Fri 3:00-5:00pm
Community Center classrooms
icgcquranconnection@gmail.com


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


Karate
Tuesdays
6:00 - 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.



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ICGC's Connection & Remembrance of Muhammad Ali
While our community, country and the world mourns the loss of the most well known and respected Muslim American we remember that "From God we came and unto him we return!" ICGC has a very special connection with Ali as he was a most revered guest at ICGC's inauguration and opening on November 16, 1995 highlighted in the press links below from this past week. He served as a iconic symbol of Islam in America while he lived and continues to do so brightly even in his death.

ICGC will be offering a special Duaa praying for Muhammad Ali immediately after first and second jumma this Friday. In addition, the following community members are attending the janaza prayer and funeral services today in Louisville Kentucky. We will be sharing further from their experience.
Zaki khalid and Mujtaba Khalid
Zaiba Malik, husband and kids 
Michelle Novak
Abd Tarabishi with family
Umama Alam with family 

Many ICGC community members attend Mohammed Ali Janaza prayer:

Mohammad Ali's body being brought for Janaza prayer. 


ICGC tour guides Zaiba Malik, Umama Alam and these young men were very moved and honored to be there.


Zenu Tayeb and Michelle Novak, sharing in this special remembrance of Muhammad Ali together.

Muhammad Ali's greatest legacy? Human relations
http://www.cincinnati.com/story/opinion/contributors/2016/06/06/muhammad-alis-greatest-legacy-arena-human-relations/85487284/

ICGC reflects on Personal experiences with Muhammad Ali
http://www.wlwt.com/news/local-islamic-center-boxer-reflect-on-personal-experiences-with-muhammad-ali/39900084

Muhammad Ali Remembered for his Influence beyond boxing
http://www.wcpo.com/news/obits/muhammad-ali-remembered-for-his-influence-beyond-boxing

Ali touched Cincinnati in and out of the ring
http://m.wlwt.com/news/ali-touched-cincinnati-in-and-out-of-the-ring/39902372

Ali Mattered Most Outside of the ring
http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2016/06/04/ali-mattered-most-outside-ring/85408106/

http://m.journal-news.com/news/news/remembering-muhammad-alis-visit-to-butler-county/nrbbH/

Community Potluck Iftars

Thursday June 9
Monday June 14
Thursday June 16
(Private functions cancel potluck so please check newsletter weekly for changes.)
Join us for Iftars with the rest of the community (these are open with no charge). Bring your own food and let's share Iftar together! If you can, please bring a little bit extra.
HOW CAN YOU HELP? Donate for supplies (paper products, dates, drinks) and help with cleanup.
Special Ramadan Series with Shaikh Hossam Musa: The Fiqh of Fasting
Every Saturday during Ramadan    
After Asr salat  (Asr is at 6:00pm)
Mirror Hall

Join us every Saturday during Ramadan fror sessions with our new Imam, Sheikh Hossam Musa on the Fiqhh of Fasting. The last session will be on the Fiqhh of Eid.
ICGC Youth Qyiam Al-layil



Girls registration is closed
Boy registration closes Wed 06/15/16 at 11:45 pm
Boys register: http://goo.gl/forms/xkbyBDPqbls7TIwI3
Rahma Ramadan Food Drive 2016
 
"Free Being Me" presented by Girl Scouts of Western Ohio & Muslim Girls Teen Club

Monday, June 13, 
1:00-2:00pm
  
Monday, June 20, 
1:00-2:00pm
 
Wednesday, June 22, 10:00-11:00am
Monday, June 27, 
1:00-2:00pm
 
Monday, July 11, 
1:00-2:00pm
No meeting on July 4th!
Having confidence is awesome! What can you do to boost your self-esteem? Join other girls and learn how body confidence and self-esteem come from valuing your own body. Discover how to stand up to social pressure and support others to be more body confident.

Need more information? Contact Jill Conway 513-619-1418 or jillconway@gswo.org
Ramadan Series 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

Youth Interfaith Potluck Iftar & Discussion

Tuesday, June 14  
ICGC Gym  
ICGC's Youth Group will be having potluck iftar, prayer and an interfaith dicussion. YG encourages you to bring a food dish with you.  
Questions? Contact ICGC Youth Group at youth@cincinnatiicgc.com

Ramadan Eid Bazaar
Bazaar will be on Friday, June 24 Noon-5:00pm
Vendor registration deadline is June 17

"Eid Bazaar" which will be held at the ICGC Community Center on Friday June 24, 2016 between 12:00 noon and 5:00 pm. We welcome all businesses to participate in the Eid Bazaar, especially those who sell items such as men & women's clothing, designer ladies wear, jewelry, Islamic clothing, henna, gifts, and any other things that people usually buy for Eid.

All interested vendors must reserve a booth by completing the attached registration form. The deadline to submit this form is June 17, 2016.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD the Registration Form

The registration cost for each booth ranges from $20 to $75 depending on the type of booth - see the attached form for more detail.

If you have any questions about this event, please text message us at 513-293-9500 or email at icgcmemberservices@gmail.com

As always, we appreciate your support.

Sincerely,
MEMBER SERVICES
Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati (ICGC)

Questions?
Contact us by TEXT at 513-293-9500
Ways to Give this Ramadan...

Ramadan Grocery Coupons
There are many in our community who are in need. For Ramadan, we want to be certain that they are able to break their fasts with enough food Insha'Allah. Grocery coupons are a way to make a difference for those in need. These coupons can be used at different Halal Markets to be able to buy groceries.
How you can help?
Sponsor the grocery coupons (they are $25 each; sponsor as many as you want) Identify the needy so that we provide these coupons in a dignified way

Zakat ul Fitr
Please make your Zakat donations at this time. And please help us to identify the needy so that we provide in a dignified way.

Refugee Packages
Please donate money or items, such as toiletries to include in these relief packages!

Fast & Feed
Rahma Community Services, an ICGC initiative, is spearheading the Ramadan Food Drive. We are accepting donations of non-perishable canned and boxed food during the month of Ramadan which will be distributed to local needy families. Please bring your donations inside plastic BINS in the Community Center or Masjid.

Qurans for Patients
Dawah resources for local hospitals for Muslim patients, prisoners and Muslim converts, at their request. The program is solely supported by your donations. PLEASE be sure to include the note that your donation is for Quran Program.
Art Camp with Young Rembrandts
June 20-23 (Mon-Thur)
11:00am-2:00pm
Gym
$90/child. Register by email to nazimfazlani@yahoo.com


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. 

Eid Carnival
Saturday, July 9
11:30am-3:30pm
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 @ camy786@yahoo.com
Join the Communication Team


JOIN OUR 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 nazimfazlani@yahoo.com

Weekend Islamic School Graduation
Islamic Weekend school had graduation for 460 students on Sunday, June 5th, 2016. 

All of the many Thank Yous...

* Thanks to open Reciters; Ayesha Firdous and Khadija Fatima


* Thanks to our guests; Dr. Shaikh Abdurrahman, Shakila Ahmad, Imam  Sheikh Hossam Musa and Sr. Sadiqua Rahman


* Thanks to our Moderator Farheen Asif


Many warm Congratulations...



* Congratulations to all the children who are promoted to new classes


* Special Congratulations to Senior Girls and Senior Boys who graduated  from our 12-year program including; Abbas Chaudhry, Isa Malik, Mohammad Ashraf, Shaan Dahar, Sohaib Ahmad, Zachary Yahya, Zaid Hamdan, Maryam Mysorewala, Rameem Choudhry, Sarah Aftab, Summer Soliman and Tara Allen


* Congratulations to the BEST GRADUATES: Isa Malik & Summer Soliman


* Congratulations to High School Scholarship recipients: Fadhil Hussain, Mariam Soliman and Umaize Savani 

 

Weekend Islamic School Student Registration for School Year 2016-2017
Sunday, August 14
11:00am-2:00pm
Gym
First Day of school August 21, 2016
Please register your children on time. Door prizes will be available for first 25 registrants. 

Teachers Orientation
Saturday, August 20
11:00am-2:00pm
Paid Advertisement   - want advertise you business? Email info@cincinnatiislamiccenter.org
Islamic Center In The News

Now more than ever the American Muslim community has to take control of their own narrative and must engage through making community news accessible, provide comments, and discussions on the stories relevant to our community. We have been blessed with 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.
 
WCPO article on our new Imam:


Articles following the passing of Muhammad Ali:






Other recent news: