Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati
News & Upcoming Events
June 3, 2016 Issue
Special Ramadan Series
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First day of Ramadan will be Monday, June 6, 2016 and Eid al-Fitr on Wednesday, July 6, 2016, insha'Allah.



ReCharge Your Iman with our new Imam

Friday, June 3
8:00pm in the 
ICGC Gym

Open House Masjid Tour
Saturday, June 4
1:00pm
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 toursandtalks@cincinnatiislamiccenter.org

Juma'a Times
1st Juma'a - 1:15 pm
Khuteeb:
Dr. Baher Foad
 
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.



Donate Today
MYNA JAM 2016

Saturday, June 4
9:00am-10:00pm
CLICK HERE to register now!
Contact secretary@myna.org with any questions!
If you're interested in participating in the MYNA talent show, email israahamdan00@gmail.com

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. 

Weekend Islamic School Graduation
Sunday, June 5
All students of Starter and Elementary classes should be in their classrooms at 10:00am
Teachers will take their students to the Mirror Hall at 10:15am

Special need, Junior and Senior class students should come directly to Mirror Hall at 12:00pm
"Free Being Me" presented by Girl Scouts of Western Ohio & Muslim Girls Teen Club

Monday, 
June 6, 1:00-2:00pm
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
Kids Qur'an Connections Ramadan Session
May 30-June 24
Class Days: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
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.
 
Online Signup:  CLICK HERE

Printable Registration Form:  CLICK HERE

Questions? Contact Sr. Hoda at  icgcquranconnection@gmail.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. 

Community Potluck Iftars

Monday, June 6 & Thursday June 9
(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.
Reflections with Imam Musa
Saturday, June 11 
Immediately after Asr 
(Asr is at 6:00pm)

Join us every Saturday during Ramadan as Imam Hossam Musa presents lesson on the Fiqhh of Fasting. The last session will be on the Fiqhh of Eid.
ICGC Youth Qyiam Al-layil

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 Potluck Iftar & Discussion

Tuesday, June 14  
ICGC Gym  
ICGC's Youth Group will be having potluck iftars and discussions on Tuesday nights during Ramadan. 
Art Camp with Young Rembrandts
June 20-23 (Mon-Thur)
11:00am-2:00pm
Gym
$90/child. Register by email to nazimfazlani@yahoo.com

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.
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 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

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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