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Seerah of the Prophet pbuh
Friday, January 20, After ISHA
Mirror Hall

Youth Group 3v3 Mini-Tournament

Saturday, January 21
8:30-9:45pm, GYM
Boys age 1 5 and up. Must  register prior to event.
Registration will begin outside of the gym after basketball practices end on Saturday.
Contact:  for more information
Islamic Weekend School (IWS)
Islamic Quiz Bowl and Quranic Recitation Competition
Islamic Quiz Bowl
Written test for Islamic Quiz ball for all the levels (starter, Elementary, Junior and Senior) will be held on coming Sunday January 22nd 2017 at 2.30 in Sunday school area. Written tests are for making the teams even. 

Quranic Recitation Competition
If your child has not turned in the Quranic recitation Competition form, please send it this Sunday January 22nd, 2017

For any questions, please contact  Tilat Rizvi, Vice Principal & Program Coordinator, 513-256-5868,
Gulame Asif, Principal, 748-9424
ICGC Umrah Trip with Sheikh Hossam Musa

March 25-April 2, 2017
or call: Gihan 1-212-725-2022 ext 102

Umrah Visa fee has been removed for all of those who have not performed Umrah in 1438H (Which is only during the past two months).

Lakota School District
"Community Conversation"
Conversation with school board members and Lakota School District leaders. 
Share your thoughts about children, schools and education.
Wednesday, January 25
6:30pm, Mirror Hall
All parents and High School Students are invited to attend the conversation.  Refreshments will be provided after, ending at 8:30pm. P lease RSVP to  by Monday. 
To ensure a successful conversation, please arrive on time. 
Muslim Girls Teen Club (MGTC)
Cake Wars!

Friday, January 27
5:00-8:00pm, ICGC Kitchen and GYM
Community adults and girls age 12 and up are welcome to come watch the fun!

Youth Spiritual Discussion "Bigotry and Becoming Ambassadors of Islam"
Friday, January 27
6:00-8:00pm, Mirror Hall
Guest Speaker: Alaa' Minkara 

How to Handle Public Harassment

Saturday, January 28
11:00am-12:00pm, Mirror Hall

Calling All Volunteers
Saturday, January 28
1:30pm, Mirror Hall

Celebrate Diversity with Sunday Lunch

Sunday, January 29
After Sunday School and Dhuhr, GYM

Let's take advantage of the unique diversity of our community by experiencing different foods each month.
January 29 is Moroccan cuisine. With the price of a regular lunch you get a variety of great food and a taste of the famous Moroccan cuisine.
Please come have lunch, socialize and get to know our Moroccan community and share in their culture.
February 26 Egyptian cuisine will be served Insha'Allah.
If you have any questions contact Fatima Emlemdi 514-805-9643
After Fajr Breakfast
Saturday, January 28
Immediately following Fajr in the Gym

Come for Fajr Salat at 7:00am and stay for breakfast in the GYM. This is a great way to socialize and meet new people in the community.
We do need help with these breakfasts so contact Mojibur Rahman if you can help or have questions.
Monthly Dinner & Seerah

Friday, February 3
6:00 Dinner
7:30 ISHA
7:45 Seerah
No cost but RSVP to: Online Eventbrite

Lessons from the Seerah with Dr. Foad
Sunday, February 5
12:30pm, Mirror Hall

Cincinnati Imams Collaboration Series

Saturday, February 11
Clifton Mosque
3668 Clifton Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220
Questions? Call 513-221-4003

Juma'a Times
1st Juma'a - 1:15 pm
Ashraf Traboulsi
2nd Juma'a - 3:00 pm
Dr. Haroon Chaudhry

On Fridays Asr is promptly at 3:45 pm

Iqama Times
Fajr: 7:00 AM
Dhuhr: 1:00 PM
Asr: 3:45 PM
Maghrib: Sunset
Isha: 7:30 PM

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Islamic  Weekend School's Sunday Schedule
Language Classes: 
Religious/Quranic Classes:
Prep for Prayer:
Zuhr Prayer:

Weather Alerts

For notices regarding Int'l Academy and Weekend School closings/delays, due to inclement weather, please watch local channel 12 News or visit their website for updates:  
Ongoing Activities
Please contact the 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.

Friday Senior Tea
Between 1st & 2nd Juma'ah
Community Room

Youth Group Meeting
Friday, January 20
After 2nd khutba
Community Room

Family Fridays with Sheikh Hossam
Friday, January 20
ISHA 7:30 followed by  Seerah in the Masjid

Girls Teen Club
Friday, January 20

Alzaharwat Girls Club
Saturday, January 21
Only for girls already pre-registered

Youth Development Program
Boys/Girls alternate Sundays
Choose a link below to Register:
New Muslim's Group
Sundays 12:30pm, Mirror Hall classroom

Boys & Dads Club
Sundays, 2:00 - 4:00pm
Community Center

Kids Quran Connections
Session 16, Jan 9-Feb 15
Mon & Wed, 5:00-6:30pm
Community Center

Men's Basketball
Monday & Wednesday
6:30 - 8:30 pm, GYM

Ladies Quran
8:30am, Community Room

Riyad Us-Saliheen (weekly)
Wednesday, January 11
After ISHA inside the Masjid

Tuesdays & Thursdays
5:00-7:00pm,  GYM

Riyad Us-Saliheen with Sheikh Hossam
After ISHA,  Masjid

Math Tutoring
High school and middle school students every Sat. 

Important Notice for 2016 Contributors on Tax Receipts/Letters
To ensure deduct-ability of your contributions to the IEC (Islamic Educational Council) please do not file your 2016 income tax returns until you have received a written acknowledgement of your contributions. Insha'Allah these will be mailed out by the end of January.
If your address has changed, please notify the office immediately. Deadline for changing your mailing address is January 12.

Also, if your email addresses ever change, please be sure to let us know so that we can update our email list and pass that word on to your spouses as well. 

If you are expecting a tax letter and do not receive one by February 3, please contact the Finance office at with your full name and mailing address. 

We sincerely thank you for your kind and generous support of this institution and pray that Allah swt (God Almighty) blesses you with much more in return.

ICGC's Spring Soccer Registration

ICGC's Soccer Spring session begins
March 2017
Boys 1st thru 12th grade - Register now!

Note, that we are not collecting payment at this time but just need a count by age to structure the program. You will need to make payment in February before registration is complete.
Also, we are looking to parents to help coach or volunteer. If you are able to, please check the options in the survey.
If you have more questions or need details, contact 

YDP fall sweatshirt line is now available to purchase! 
Hoodies are "fitted" so if you wear a large, X-Large might be best. 

These are designed to reflect Islamic concepts with a universal theme. Our goal is that not only YDP members purchase them, but everyone in the family buys one.  100% of proceeds supports YDP activities. Thank you for all of your support! Please order ASAP!

Store Rewards that Benefit Your Masjid
Kroger:  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!

Amazon: 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