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Sunday School's Senior Girls are having a Bake Sale after 1st and 2nd Juma'ah this Friday
Proceeds are to fund their Senior Project. Please buy and donate. Thank you!
Annual Day Basketball Tournament
April 14-16
More details coming soon!

Islamic Weekend School Announcements

Annual Day Basketball Tournament & Quranic Recitation Competition
Saturday & Sunday, April 15-16
April 15 (offsite)
April 16 ICGC GYM, Cafeteria and Mirror Hall
No sunday school classes due to the events

Please submit High School Scholarships Forms (only for 
Weekend Islamic School students) by April 23rd, 2017:
Weekend Islamic School ICGC will be offering scholarships for 2 High school seniors who either graduated or graduating this year from weekend school ($500 each) for their performance over the years in the weekend Islamic school (including their attendance, grades record and number of years they attended weekend school), in regular high school and their contribution towards the community services at large and the leadership role they have played in the school.
Please pick up the form from Weekend school office from ( , 513-256-5868) Or Gulame Asif ( , 748-9424) or let them know so that they can email you.
Program for Recognition for National & Commemded Merit Scholars and students with outstanding ACT & SAT Scores:
Weekend Islamic school will be recognizing National Merit Scholars which will be sponsored by Sr Sadiqa and Dr. Sheikh Abdur Rahman. If any student who is a Senior in High School and has received the confirmation of being a finalist National Merit Scholar or commended National Merit Scholar or has 35/36 in ACT, please contact Tilat Rizvi (, 513-256-5868) Or Gulame Asif (, 748-9424) by April 23rd, 2017.
 Kids Quran Connections - All Ages, All Levels
Registeration and first day of classes for this session begins on Monday, April 17
Session 17: April 17-May 24 (6 weeks)
Classes held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:00-6:30pm (Friday is make up day, with advance arrangement)
Cost: $75 first child, $50 each additional child (Cash, Credit Card or check payable to IEC) Payments must be received by 1st day of class.
Questions? Email
United Way Leaders & Legends Luncheon

Wednesday, April 19
Thank You United Way of Greater Cincinnati for Standing United with the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati, for your grant support of ICGC Rahma Social Services and now for recognizing board chair Shakila T Ahmad's community leadership and efforts to promote diversity at the Leaders & Legends luncheon on April 19. 
ICGC Community: Please let the office know asap if you would like to join the Islamic Center table at the April 19 United Way event at Duke Energy. Tickets are $50 and can be paid to ICGC by contacting the office. 
Youth Session: Finding Your Soul Mate
Friday, April 28

An Evening with an Al Maghrib Scholar

Friday, April 28
Event is free, donations are appreciated. 

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Gems of Cincinnati
Imam Collaborative Session at ISGD
Saturday, April 29
Islamic Society of Greater Dayton
26 Josie St, Dayton, OH 45403

After Fajr Breakfast

Saturday, April 29
Immediately following Fajr in the Gym
Fajr Iqama will be at 5:45am

Come for Fajr Salat at 5:45am 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.
Cincinnati Premiere on Muslim-Christian Peacemaking
Sunday, May 7
5:45 PM
20th Century Theatre 
3021 Madison Rd.  Cincinnati, OH 45209

General Admission: $10
Students w\ID & Seniors: $5 
VIP: $50  (VIP includes pre-event reception at 5:00 PM)

Purchase Tickets At:

Monthly Dinner with the Imam: Community Reflections

Friday, May 5

Know Your Neighbor
Saturday, May 13

An Interfaith Peace Camp for current 6th 7th and 8th graders!

Details and registration at
Juma'a Times
1st Juma'a - 1:15 pm
Feraz Malik
2nd Juma'a - 3:30 
Hamza Maqbul

Iqama Times
Fajr: 6:00 AM
Dhuhr: 2:00 PM
Asr: 5:30 PM
Maghrib: Sunset
Isha: 9:45 PM
ICGC Youth Interfaith Event Update

ICGC youth, Knoxville Presbyterian youth, and Wise Temple youth came together to reflect on traditions from the three Abrahamic faiths.

Islamic  Weekend School's Sunday Schedule
No Sunday School Classes this week because it's Annual Day!
April 15-16

Other Important Dates:
Memorial Day 5/28 (no classes)
Graduation Day 6/4
Or Donate ANY day in the Masjid!
Are you looking for a new job?

8094 Plantation Dr.
West Chester, OH

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:

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.

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, April 21
After 2nd khutba
Community Room

Girls Teen Club
Friday, April 14

Alzaharwat Girls Club
For girls already pre-registered

Youth Development Program
Boys/Girls alternate Sundays
April 16 is Boys
April 23 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
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

5:00-7:00pm,  GYM

Riyad Us-Saliheen with Sheikh Hossam
Wednesday, April 19
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 so that these lovely stamps will continued to be offered. 
ICGC's Spring Soccer Registration

ICGC's Soccer Spring session
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 
Sen. Rob Portman Summer Internship Opportunities

2017 Summer Internship Opportunities with
U.S. Senator Rob Portman's Cincinnati office
Click here for PDF of full details
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!
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