Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati
News & Upcoming Events
February 12, 2016 Issue
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Sunday Lunch Resumes!
On Sunday February 14 Sunday lunches resume!
Be sure to check this weekly newsletter because the menu will be posted each week. Join us for a sit down lunch or take it to go!

We would like to say THANK YOU to all of the volunteers who are making this possible! Please share your gratitude by stopping by to buy lunch. All proceeds go to our Masjid!
Winter Clothes Drive Wraps Up
Friday, February 12 is the final day donations will be accepted. 
No more donations accepted after 5:00pm on 2/12/16. 

Every week during the winter clothes drive, the drop off area looked like this! Alhumdulillah! The Red Cross has expressed their gratitude for so much clothing donations that will benefit so many Syrian families. 

Thank you for all of your donations to the Red Cross Winter clothes drive! 
Volunteer Opportunities
Saturday, February 13
11:00 am - 12:00 pm 
Mirror Hall

Join us for a session on how you can help in areas and activities that may be of interest to you. Volunteers are the lifeblood of ICGC, and we are only able to provide the great service, events and activities because of great volunteers like you.
Circle of Friends

Weekend School Quranic Competition
February 14 & 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). Children needs to be enrolled in Sunday School.

Group
Age
Surah
Recitation Date
 
A
6 years old & younger (should have not turned 7 by January 1st, 16)

Sura Al-Kafirun
(109)
 
February 14
 
  B
8 years old & younger (should have not turned 9 by January 1st, 16)

Sura Al-Balad (90)
 
February 14
 
  C
11 years old & younger (should have not turned 12 by January 1st, 16)

Sura Al-Mumtahanah
(60, Ayah 7-9)
 
February 21
 
D
17 years old & younger (should have not turned 18 by January 1st, 16)

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)
Juma'a Times
1st Juma'a - 1:15 pm
Khuteeb:
Ashraf Traboulsi
 
2nd Juma'a - 3:10 pm
Khuteeb:
Ahmed Saqr  
Iqama Times
Fajr: 6:40 AM
Dhuhr: 1:15 PM
Asr: 4:00 PM
Maghrib: Sunset
Isha: 7:45 PM
Sunday Lunch Menu
February 14th
Adult Lunch - $4
* Chicken Briyani
* Raita
* Dessert

Kid Lunch - $2
* Chicken Burger
* Chips
* Dessert

Add just $1 to get Tea, Soda & Salad!

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


Check
 for closing due to weather

Ongoing Activities
Senior Group
NO MEETINGS IN FEBRUARY

Girls Teen Club
Friday, February 12
5:30-8:30pm, Classroom B

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.
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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:  02/7 & 02/21
High School: CLICK HERE
Middle School: CLICK HERE
 
Boys: 02/14 & 02/28
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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Little Muslims Playgroup
Sunday, February 21
2:30pm, Community Center Classrooms
Once a month fun on Sunday, creative, play-based learning for our littlest Muslims.
For children ages 2-6 years; moms attend with their child

RSVP to littlemuslims@cincinnatiislamiccenter.org

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
Dr. Foad presenting at Interfaith Event

Weather Alerts
For notices regarding Academy and Sunday school closings/delays, due to inclement weather, please watch local channel 12 News or visit their website for updates:  www.local12.com/weather/
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