Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati
News & Upcoming Events
September 2, 2016 Issue
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Please, No drop off of items at the Masjid or Community Center. We are not accepting donations of anything at this time.
Rahma Volunteer Needed- Please sign-up at Juma'ah
Friday, September 2
After 1st Juma'ah
Inside Masjid Atrium area  
Rahma Community Services is seeking Volunteers who can independently work, follow directions and complete the work. Some of the work will require volunteers to be creative and identify solutions.

Below are the programs and help needed...
Success @ School - we need a Program Coordinator to oversee the program, work with Rahma Chair and group of volunteers. Under this program we need 4 additional volunteer to oversee the below task.
1) Registering tutors and students - need help with easy tool to help registering 
2) Scheduling - easy tool to create schedule that have a tendency to change 
3) Training tutors 
4) Setting expectations with both tutors and students
5) on-going monitoring (Adult volunteers and schedule)
6) Lunch coordinator - Providing Lunch to kids who come from SS to tutoring program
Serving Outside our Community - we need volunteers to help with the below programs:
* Volunteer to serve - Volunteer who can go to outside non-profit/Church and help with serving clients. At present IHN Butler Family Promise is looking for volunteer 
* Drives - manage various drives that include recruiting and managing volunteers in collecting, sorting and distributing needed items.
Domestic Violence - We need volunteer to work with DV victims in talking/vesting to them and providing comfort. TRAINING will be provided by YWCA
New families to Cincinnati - Being a mentor to the new families who are coming to Cincinnati. Training will be provided.
Minimum expectation with the volunteers is be creative, have problem solving approach, team work and communications. 

If interested - Please email or call 513-443-5122

Eid al-Adha Dinner
Sunday, September 25
Mason Manor House
7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd. Mason, Ohio 45040

$30 adults, $15 ages 10 and under
Tickets will be available soon. You can reserve your ticket in advance by making payment over the phone or in the office M-F 8:30am-4:00pm.

Photographer on site to take family portraits!

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 $30 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 Camellia at to participate!
Juma'a Times
1st Juma'a - 1:15 pm
Shaikh Hossam Musa
2nd Juma'a - 3:30 pm
Dr. Haroon Chaudhry
Iqama Times
Fajr: 6:15 AM
Dhuhr: 2:00 PM
Asr: 5:45 PM
Maghrib: Sunset
Isha: 9:30 PM

Weekend School Sunday Schedule
No Weekend School 
in observance of
Labor Day & Eid ul-Adha
Ongoing Activities
Senior Group
No meeting this week due to Labor Day weekend

Girls Teen Club
Friday, September 2

Youth Development Program
Sundays at Fajr Iqama
(boys and girls alternate weeks)
Choose a link below to Register
No meeting on September 11 due to Eid holiday

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)
NO CLASS ON SEP 5th or SEP 12th

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

Due to scheduling issues for instructor, no class until Tues, October 4
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 - no class next two weeks
No Weekend School
on 9/4/2016
in observance of
Labor Day & Eid ul-Adha

Please contact Tilat Rizvi (, 513-256-5868) Or Br. Gulame Asif (, 748-9424) for any questions.
Screening Mammogram at ICGC by Appointment

Saturday, September 10 (deadline Sep 1 to make appointment)
Van at Islamic Center parking lot
Call 513-512-5802 to make an appointment.

Boys & Dads Club (BDC)
Spots are filling fast! Reserve a spot now before registration closes!
Register online at
Registration will close when capacity is reached.
Questions? Email 

Register to Vote: Engage: Protect Your Rights!
Please register to vote by Tues, Oct 11 deadline!

Register with the county board of elections in your county: 

Hamilton County Board of Elections: Register here

Butler County Board of Elections: Register here

Warren County Board of Elections: Register here

Clermont County Board of Elections: Register here

Kentucky Residents can register on line here
Eid al-Adha Parking
Eid al-Adha parking passes are available for purchase in the office...
Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:00pm
Friday, September 9 from 8:30am-6:30pm 

The date of Eid al-Adha has not yet been determined. Please watch for an email to announce the date sometime after the beginning of September.  
$10 for Members
$15 for non-members
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.

Parking passes are limited so we do ask that you purchase 1 for your household. You are welcome to check back the week prior to Eid and purchase additional if any are left. 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.
ICGC Community Umrah Trip - your input needed

We have a great opportunity. Sheikh Hossam Musa (ICGC Imam) is planning to lead an Umrah trip and we need to get your input. 
He has been leading Umrah trips every year from Columbus, and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. The community has found these trips to be spiritually uplifting increasing their connection to Allah (swt).

This trip will be coordinated through Dar el Salam travel agency.
Please respond ONLY if your truly planning to go.

Riyad Us-Saliheen with Shaikh Hossam Musa
Wednesday, September 7
After Maghrib
Inside the Masjid
Join us every Wednesday for Riyad Us-Saliheen after Maghrib 

Rahma Qurbani Meat Collection and Distribution

Please sign-up by Monday, September 12
Drop off date is Saturday, September 17, 1:00-2:00pm
Call 513-443-5122 or Email

Paid Advertisement   - want advertise you business? Email
Are You Looking for a Job?
Call 513-512-5801  

Rahma Counseling Services

Call 513-580-4242

Family & Marriage Workshops with Salma Elkady Coming Soon!
Friday, September 23 & Saturday, September 24

Don't miss this opportunity to reach your target group! 

Questions? Email:
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. 
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:
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