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MGTC Mother-Daughter Tea Party
Friday, February 17
This event is for Muslim Girls Teen Club (MGTC) girls only.
We are very excited to invite all of MGTC's girls and their mothers to our very first " Mother Daughter" event.
This will be a fun, relaxing and enjoyable night with tea and hors d'oeurves. Afterwards, there will be served first then we will do yoga. 
Know Your Rights & Share Your Experiences

Saturday, February 18
Mirror Hall

Basketball Scrimmage Schedule
Sunday, February 19
Scrimmage Schedule:
4:00pm: ICGC Junior A vs. Dayton Juniors
5:00pm: ICGC Senior Varsity vs. Dayton Seniors
6:00pm: ICGC Junior B/C vs. Dayton Juniors
7:00pm: ICGC Senior JV vs. Dayton
8:00pm: ICGC Senior Varsity vs. Clifton
The scrimmages are open to the community and we hope parents can come and support the kids.

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Monday, February 20
7:00pm, Community Room
Are you anxious of the current political environment, would like to talk to a professional counselor in a safe and confidential environment with your fellow Muslims. Please sign up via sign up genius 
Support group description- Support group offers a venue for us to share our fears and anxieties with each other in a safe and confidential environment facilitated by a mental health professional.
We are very blessed to have Allison Amrou, a mental health professional who has been serving greater Cincinnati area for 20 years. she was recognized by united way for her probono work, for more information please visit:

This session is for 10 guest only - Please RSVP by Feb 15th to hold your spot!
INTAC Pennies for Patients
Friday, February 24
Collecting outside Masjid at 1st juma'ah
Starting February 6th, the students at The International Academy will be participating in a fundraising campaign for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The fundraiser is running from February 6th - 24th.   The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and assisting families who are dealing with the many social, financial, and emotional issues that surround blood cancer and its treatment.  Participating in this program teaches students the value and joy of helping others.

Each week students will participate in different activities that encourage donations.   The calendar of events will be sent home in the next few weeks.  As always, thank you for your amazing generosity and support in the battle to beat cancer.

Our students at INTAC enjoy having the larger community get involved in this wonderful act of giving.  Therefore, on most Fridays during the fundraising campaign students will be at the Masjid after Jumah prayer collecting money for the fundraiser.  EVERY PENNY COUNTS!  Please look for students with white and yellow boxes.  We appreciate your generosity!

We will be collecting on 2/24, 3/03, & 3/10!  Students are not in school on 2/17 so we will not be collecting that day.

Last year INTAC raised $5,705.45! In total, over the past eight years, INTAC has raised an AMAZING $37,323.20!!!!
Thank you for your genorosity,
International Academy of Cincinnati
A Weekend with Sheikh Dr. Salah Al-Sawy

Friday & Saturday, February 24 & 25
Professional Counseling for Couples

After Fajr Breakfast
Saturday, February 25
Immediately following Fajr in the Gym

Come for Fajr Salat at 6:30am 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.
Rahma Annual Food Drive 2017

Open House at the International Academy
Sunday, February 26
Questions? Call 513-755-0169

Sheikh Hossam at Middfest: Pathways to Peace

Abrahamic Religions: Visions of Peace
Wednesday, March 8
Juma'a Times
1st Juma'a - 1:15 pm
Dr. Haroon Chaudhry
2nd Juma'a - 3:00 pm
Zohabe Bakali

Iqama Times
Fajr: 6:30 AM
Dhuhr: 1:15 PM
Asr: 4:00 PM
Maghrib: Sunset
Isha: 7:45 PM

Community Umrah with Sheikh Hossam Musa
Good News - we are able to fit more people into our trip but make your reservation now!

Trip dates: 
March 25-April 2, 2017
Take advantage of this GREAT opportunity! 
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).
Are you looking for a new job?

Call 513-512-5801
Islamic  Weekend School's Sunday Schedule
Language Classes: 
Religious/Quranic Classes:
Prep for Prayer:
Zuhr Prayer:

Would You Like to Volunteer for Rahma Programs?

Rahma is ICGC's Social Service Organizations and does many service projects like feeding the hungry, help take care of the homeless, winter clothes drives, and much more. 

You can find out about these volunteer opportunities by joining the WhatsApp group below

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, February 17
After 2nd khutba
Community Room

Dinner & Seerah with Sheikh Hossam
Monthly on a Friday
Check Email or Website for updates!

Girls Teen Club
Friday, February 17

Alzaharwat Girls Club
Only for girls already pre-registered

Youth Development Program
Boys/Girls alternate Sundays
February 19 is Boys
February 26 is Girls
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 17 begins on February 27
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, February 22
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. 
MuslimAdvocates shares some useful resources in answer to questions they have received from community members and interested supporters: 
  • First, we teamed up with the Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic at Penn State Law to produce a legal analysis and fact sheet of the Executive Order that explains key policies and some takeaways: Click here for FACT SHEET
  • Second, we have also prepared a Community Guidance document that specifically addresses certain questions about how the Executive Order may impact you, as well as resources for how to find an immigration attorney: Click here for Community Guidance document
Please share these resources widely with your networks and friends.

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:  
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 
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