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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT
No Sunday School classes on May 21. School is finished for this year. Please join us on Sunday, June 4th for the Graduation Ceremony . Click here for details.

Islamic Weekend School Student Congratulations for Scholarships & Best Graduates: 
Click here for the Gallery 
of these awesome Students!

Academy Fundraiser Day at Wayback
Thursday, May 18
4:00-8:00pm
During this time on May 18th 15% of your purchase price will be donated to the International Academy

Youth: Preparing Mind, Body, Soul for Ramadan

Friday, May 19
4:30-5:30pm
Mirror Hall
ICGC is committed to bringing nationally recognized and respected speaker(s). Any views expressed, written, recorded, or communicated by the speakers do not necessarily represent the views of the center, and are entirely the views of the speaker(s).
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Gems of Cincinnati
Come to this session to prepare for the Upcoming Blessed Ramadan with Inspiration and Guidance from all our local Imams
Saturday, May 20
6:00-10:00pm
Islamic Center of Mason
 999 Reading Road, Mason, OH 45040

Quran Connections Ramadan Session

June 5th to June 16th
Registration is open May 22 & 24 only from 5:00-6:30pm
Families have to register and pay by Wednesday May 24th to be considered. Space is limited.
Class Times:  Monday & Tuesday & Friday 2:30-4:30 pm
(No make up day)
Fee: $40 per child for this 2 week session  (Make check payable to IEC)
Art Camp (ages 6-12)
Every Sunday during Ramadan (except June 4) 
12:00-1:00pm, GYM
To register: Email nazimfazlani@yahoo.com
graduationSunday School Graduation Ceremony

There is NO SCHOOL this week, May 21st. Classes are finished for the school year.
 
Sunday School Graduation Ceremony
Sunday, June 4th
 
-All Preschoolers
-All Starter levels
-Advanced Arabic students 
Preschoolers and Starter levels should be in their classes by 12:15pm. Their teachers will bring them to the Mirror Hall.
 
Ceremony will be 12:30-2:00 PM

 
-All Elementary levels
-All Junior levels
-All Senior level students
Elementary, Junior and seniors should come directly to the mirror hall right after prayer (2:20)
 
Ceremony begins 2:30 PM

ICGC Girls Soccer (grades 3 - 5)
Registration is Now thru end of June
We will be starting a girls soccer program in the fall for girls in grades 3 - 5. They will practice twice a week (Wed from 6:30 - 7:30 and Sun from 4 - 5 pm).Coach will be Natasha Mozawalla. 

Please register at the link below and make payments by dropping off the check at the office or mailing it to 8092 Plantation Drive, West Chester, OH 45069


Only those who have registered and paid will be included in the program. Space is limited so it is first come, first basis. Registration is open till end of June.
DAR EL SALAM Hajj
Join Imam Hossam Musa on a Journey of a Lifetime!

To Register or for more info: 
Sr. Gihan 1-212-725-2022 ext. 102
Self Defense for Sisters
Saturday, July 22
11:00am,  GYM
To register: Email aydoganm@bu.edu
 
Great Education Resources

Our website has a lot of material that will help your learning and education. Many of Dr. Foad's lectures and presentation are online. Please visit:
Two new books by respected Scholar & ICGC Board Member, Dr. Baher Foad
Understanding the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) in the context of the Qur'an
This book was written so that Muslims may understand the basic concepts in the Torah and how it relates to the Qur'an, and discover many similarities without minimizing differences. It also allows Jews reading this book to understand the Qur'anic point of view regarding the Children of Israel and their efforts and struggles. The Qur'an gives us guidelines that govern the relationship between Muslims and non-Muslims. This book also discusses some of the misconceptions about Islam, the Qur'an and Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and how to clear these misconceptions.

Noble Character volume three
This books follows in the tradition of the first two volumes and describes how we apply our faith in our character & behavior. The importance of being active and productive and doing our work to the best of our ability is illustrated with verses from the Qur'an and Sunnah. Resolving differences and improving the relationship between people is one of the goals of people of faith. A righteous person does not hate or envy other people, rather he/she is kind, loving and just. Proper understanding of religion and wisdom is a blessing from God. It is our duty to spread useful knowledge. Diversity is willed by Allah so that we can listen to different points of view and learn from one another. Giving sincere advice is part of faith and should be done in a kind caring manner. Muslims have rights over other Muslims.
Community Member's Good News

Dr. Waleed El-Ansary
Congratulations to Dr Waleed El Ensary on the publication of "Can Our Science and Economics Honor Nature?" for Zaytuna's new magazine Renovatio:

Juma'a Times
1st Juma'a - 1:15 pm
KHUTEEB:
Ashraf Traboulsi
 
2nd Juma'a - 3:30 
pm
KHUTEEB:
Aadil Ansari
Iqama Times
Fajr: 5:15 AM
Dhuhr: 2:00 PM
Asr: 5:45 PM
Maghrib: Sunset
Isha: 10:30 PM
Imam Contact & Hours
Imam, Sheikh Hossam Musa, is generally available between Maghreb and Isha on his working days as well as to schedule an appointment by contacting him at
imam@cincinnatiislamiccenter.org
or 513-724-IMAM (4626)
Islamic  Weekend School's Sunday Schedule
 
NO CLASSES MAY 21
Sunday School is finished for this year. See you at the Graduation Ceremony on June 4th



Are you looking for a new job?


Rahma Community Services is looking to fill a variety of open positions through its employer partner organizations ASAP 

Call 513-512-5801 today!

PS: We also have some free forklift training opportunities. 
Call us to find out if you qualify.



 


EL-SEWEDY INTERNATIONAL
ACADEMY OF CINCINNATI
8094 Plantation Dr.
West Chester, OH
513-755-0169

The Academy is currently seeking qualified candidates for the following positions:
  • Substitute Teacher - Must have Ohio Substitute Teaching License
  • Elementary Teacher - Must have Ohio Resident Educator or Professional Teaching License
  • Teacher Assistant - Educational Aide Permit (preferred)
  • Office Support Staff - Must have 4 years office experience; be proficient with Word Office Suite, and able to handle multi-line phone system
     
Interested persons should send a cover letter with a resume to the attention of Marie Marawi, Principal:  
marie.marawi@intlacademy.org



 

Now Hiring Friday Traffic Helper

We are seeking a reliable person to help direct cars at juma'ah on Fridays. The person needs to be available nonstop from 1:15-2:30pm.
Applicants must be...
  • Age 18 or more
  • Reliable, Assertive & Mild Tempered
  • Able to stand, move quickly and remain outdoors in all weather for an hour
  • Appropriately dressed for weather and no shorts or sleeveless tops
Please email  
Or Donate ANY day in the Masjid!
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
Fridays
Between 1st & 2nd Juma'ah
Community Room

ICGC YG
Youth Group Meeting
Friday, May 19
After 2nd khutba
Community Room

MGTC
Girls Teen Club
Friday, May 26 (Last meeting until August)
6:00pm

Alzaharwat Girls Club
For girls already pre-registered

Adult Soccer Pickup Games
Saturdays,  6:00pm
Outdoor Athletic Field

YDP
Youth Development Program
Boys/Girls alternate Sundays
May 14 is Boys
May 21 is Girls
Gym
Choose a link below to Register:
New Muslim's Group
Sundays 12:30pm, Mirror Hall classroom

Ladies Tajweed Class
Sundays 12:30-2:00pm, Ladies Masalla

BDC
Boys & Dads Club

Kids Quran Connections
Mon & Wed, 5:00-6:30pm
Community Center

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

Ladies Quran
Tuesdays
8:30am, Community Room

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

Ladies Fitness Class
Wednesdays, 5:00-6:00pm, Room C-7 Community Center

Riyad Us-Saliheen with Sheikh Hossam
Wednesday, May 17
After Maghreb,  Masjid

Math Tutoring
High school and middle school students every Sat. 

Having an Iftar this Ramadan? Rent our Dinner Hall!


CLICK HERE to download the Rental Licensee "Agreement"
 
NOTE: This Agreement is for Personal Use only.  Contact the Office for information about rental for Organizational Use such as fundraising (subject to limitations and Board approval)
 
Steps for renting the Dinner Hall (gymnasium):
  1. Call the office at 513-755-3280 to inquire about date availability. Rentals are first come basis and all these steps must be complete before your date can be reserved/held.
  2. Fully complete Pages 2 & 5 of the Agreement. (Page 7 can be completed later, due 7 days prior to your rental)
  3. Return the completed Agreement and the Deposit fee to the Administrative Office in-person either during office hours 9am-3:30pm or leave in the black "Admin" mailbox on the wall next to the Admin office door. Include a CHECK for the deposit amount of $250.00 made payable to IEC. This check is held until after your event and is meant to insure against damage, misuse, or clean up related to violation of Agreement terms. Important: Deposit checks are voided/shredded after a post-event inspection and cannot be applied to your rental fee (due 7 days prior to your rental). 
Rental of the International Academy's cafeteria is done through the Academy Office directly. Call 513-755-0169 to inquire about rates and availability.
 

USPS Eid Greetings Postal Stamps

On June 10 2016, the United States Postal Service released a new Forever stamp to commemorate two important Muslim festivals, Eid al-Fitr , and Eid al-Adha. The ceremony was held at Dearborn's Islamic Center of America.

Forever stamps are non-denominated postage stamps. They can be used to mail letters weighing one ounce or less, irrespective of the postal rate.
Order your stamps now from USPS.com so that these lovely stamps will continued to be offered. 
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"
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Are you interested in creating real change in your community? We need YOU!
Would you like to get more involved at your Masjid? Are you looking for a way to connect with and help the community? Do you have valuable skills and perspectives that could benefit your Masjid?

If your answer is yes to any of these questions, consider responding to the ICGC Call for Volunteers. Whether you can contribute 1 hour or 100, we need you on our team. Click on the link below to sign up as a volunteer to receive emails in the future, when help is needed. 

CLICK HERE to see where you are needed and to sign up!
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