Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati
News & Upcoming Events
August 19, 2016 Issue
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MGTC (Muslim Girls Teen Club) Kickoff Meeting

Friday, August 19
Community Center Classroom
The Teen Club is aimed for girls aged 13 years and up, with bi-weekly meetings from 6:00-8:00 at the Islamic Center. For more information, please email
Registration link for this year is below, make sure to register to get the latest news and updates on meetings and events:
More details will be sent out to the enrolled teens
Rahma presents Workshop on Senior Resources
Saturday, August 20
Mirror Hall, Educational Building
Click to Register using the Eventbrite Invitation

Legends: The Legacy of Abu Bakr- with Mufti Hussain Kamani of the Qalam Institute
Saturday August 20
6:30 PM - ICGC Mirror Hall
These are trying times for Muslims in America- yet we are surely not the first to be tested because of our faith-  Let us learn how the greatest companion of all, Abu Bakr, stood by and helped our Beloved Prophet (SAW), who was persecuted far more harshly than any of us. 
Please join us for the 8/20/16 educational session and perhaps we may walk away with a gem or two to apply for our own interactions...

Financial Assistance available 
Online and Onsite Registration 
Free Babysitting provided during the session.
Juma'a Times
1st Juma'a - 1:15 pm
Shaikh Hossam Musa
2nd Juma'a - 3:30 pm
Ashraf Traboulsi
Iqama Times
Fajr: 6:00 AM
Dhuhr: 2:00 PM
Asr: 5:45 PM
Maghrib: Sunset
Isha: 10:00 PM

Weekend School Sunday Schedule
Language Classes: 10:00-11:00

Religious/Quranic Classes: 

Break: 12:25-12:40

Prep for Prayer: 2:00-2:10

Zuhr Prayer: 2:10-2:30

Ongoing Activities
Senior Group

Girls Teen Club
Friday, August 19

Youth Development Program
Sundays at Fajr Iqama
(boys and girls alternate weeks)
Choose a link below to Register

New Muslim's Group
Sundays 12:30 - 2:00pm
Inside the Masjid  

Boys & Dads Club
On summer break 

Kids Quran Program
August 1-September 21
Mon & Wed 5:00-6:30pm
(Friday is make up day)

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

5:00 - 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.
Islamic Weekend School Schedule & Tajweed Class

Please contact Tilat Rizvi (, 513-256-5868) Or Br. Gulame Asif (, 748-9424) for any questions.
Eid al-Adha Parking
Eid al-Adha parking passes will be available for purchase for IEC MEMBERS (and donor equivalent), and handicap permit holders on Friday, August 19. 

The date of Eid al-Adha has not yet been determined. Please watch for an email to announce the date about a week prior.  
Eid parking passes will be available to non-members to purchase beginning on Friday, 9/26
$10 for Members (beginning 8/18)
$15 for non-members (beginning 8/25)
Limit 1 per household.
Eid salat will be at 7:45 and 9:30 am. Each prayer time has a separate parking pass.
7:45 am Eid parking pass (Green) is good for parking until 8:30.
9:30am Eid parking pass (Orange) is good from 8:15 on.

We encourage you to carpool with your family, friends and neighbors. As always, free shuttle bus parking will be available at the Meijer parking lot. Please allow at least 20 minutes for bus loading, travel time and unloading. Plantation Drive will be designated as no parking by West Chester Township.

Please be courteous of our neighbors, do not park in their driveway (as it is private property) and please yield so they may enter and exit.
Coffee With a Cop

Tuesday, August 23
No RSVP required. Just drop by for conversation and refreshments.

Boys & Dads Club - BDC
Registration is now open for 2016-2017
Register at:
(Registration will close when capacity has been reached)
Eid Dinner Opportunity

An excellent Eid Dinner and gathering is being planned for our community so save the date of 9/25/16 as tickets will be coming soon.
We are looking for generous sponsors to help cover the costs of our annual Eid dinner 9/25 at the Mason Manor House to keep the prices low at $25 for adults and $15 for 10 and younger.
We have a banner on order which will be displayed on stage with your name/ business for a donation of $250 or more.
Sponsor levels:
1. Community Caretaker
2. Community Enabler
3. Community Giver
4. Community Supporter
Contact Camelia at to participate!
Islamophobia-Not in our Community!
Islamophobia-Not in our Community!   is an educational piece being disseminated throughout the region to leaders, organizations and community members. It was developed with the engagement of a group of Christian, Muslim and Jewish regional leaders convening as Bridges of Faith Trialogue group. It can be downloaded from the Freedom Center website link below you are encouraged to share with others. A limited number of copies are available in the ICGC office if you have an educational need for leaders you know. Additional resources will be forthcoming. 
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From Citizen to Enemy Co-sponsored Event

Saturday, August 27
UC College of Law
2540 Clifton Ave, Cincinnati 45221

Parking Lot Safety
Safety is a top priority at the Islamic Center. We have received reports of unsafe driving. Anyone driving unsafely, including new drivers, could be reported to police and asked to leave. People are asked to not park improperly or in non-designated spaces.
ESL Upcoming Session

Classes begin August 29 - Register now!
FREE ESL classes at the brand new Butler Tech Bioscience Center Campus. Call Rahma Community Services 513-512-5801 now to register for classes.
Women's 10-hour SAFE Self-Defense Class
Spots are limited so register now. 
Classes Sep 15 - Oct 13 (Five 2-hour classes)
Lakota West High School
Class instructors are West Chester Police officers
A program offered by the West Chester Police Department expands on the 2 hour SMART Self-Defense class. This class is being offered to women 16 years and older.

SAFE: Self-defense Awareness Fundamental Education, was created as a result of requests by members of the community that had taken the SMART Class and wanted more in depth training. The sessions include guided discussion on topics women could encounter in their everyday lives, with the majority of time spent in rigorous self-defense training. There is a focus on rape prevention, personal protection and self-awareness.

The 10-hour program is free and will be offered for 2-hours a day for 5 days. The program begins September 15 through October 13, 2016 6-8 p.m. Participants must be able to attend all five days for which they register. The class will be offered at Lakota West High School in the wrestling room.

Spots are limited. This is a very physical course so please wear athletic attire.

If you sign-up and are not able to attend, please be courteous and remove your name or call 513-759-7260 to have your name removed. This opens your slot to allow others who would like to attend the class to register.

Click the link below to register:
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Xavier Interfaith Project & related Part-time Paid Work

Interfaith Project:
Xavier University is looking for 10 young Muslim professionals (ages 21-30+) to come together with other faith professionals (10 Jewish and 10 Christian) for 3 sessions

The first of these sessions is going to be held at Xavier on 8/21 and is going to be a study on the value and importance of lifelong study in these three traditions. In the following three sessions (Sept 25, Oct 23, Nov 20) we'll be studying on the environment, community responsibility and building a life (dating, married, having kids). These sessions will be at 3 different locations that represent these 3 religions.

Part-time Paid Interfaith Project Work:
Xavier University with the Brueggeman Center is looking for someone in the Muslim Community to work with the Interfaith Project coordinators (Jordy Cohen and Judie Kuhlman) for a few hours every week on the www.InterfaithCincy.orgwebsite. 

Please contact Shabana Shakir Ahmed if you are interested:
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.
Islamic Day in Ohio

Saturday, October 8
The Boat House, located in Columbus
Tickets are available for purchase in the ICGC Office!
Amazon & Kroger Programs that Benefit the Masjid
Re-enrollment is required every year so even if you have signed up before please remember to re-enroll! The Masjid benefited from 60 families being enrolled last year!

ICGC is identified on these websites as "Islamic Educational Council"
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