Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati's  News & Upcoming Events
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Parking will be a challenge, especially this Friday, as ICGC is the venue for a regional program in addition to the usual juma'ah traffic. We ask for your help to alleviate some traffic by carpooling to juma'ah, if possible, on Friday and to Dhur on Saturday. Please only park in designated areas and do not block cars. If parking on the street (Plantation Drive), do not park in driveways or block driveway entrances. Thank you for your continued kindness and cooperation.  

Monthly Dinner & Seerah

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

"Meet Your Neighbors" Thank You
Over the past several months, we've expanded the Open House Tour to the "Meet Your Neighbors" series, in which we gather following the tour for positive dialogue, allowing the broader community to come and meet their Muslim neighbors. Thank you to those for the community who have joined the conversation and welcomed our guests. 

If you have not attended one of the "Meet Your Neighbors" sessions and you would like to come to one of our upcoming events, please feel free to contact the office. 
Cincinnati Imams Collaboration Series

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

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

Know Your Rights & Share Your Experiences

Saturday, February 18
Mirror Hall

Professional Counseling for Couples
A Weekend with Sheikh Dr. Salah Al-Sawy

Friday & Saturday, February 24 & 25
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.
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:  
Open House at the International Academy
Sunday, February 26
Questions? Call 513-755-0169

Juma'a Times
1st Juma'a - 1:15 pm
Dr. Baher Foad
2nd Juma'a - 3:00 pm
Sheikh Hossam Musa

Are you looking for a new job?

Call 513-512-5801
Iqama Times
Fajr: 6:45 AM
Dhuhr: 1:15 PM
Asr: 4:00 PM
Maghrib: Sunset
Isha: 7:30 PM

Sunday Lunch Thank You

Last Sunday 1/26 many volunteers worked together to make authentic Morrocan food available for the community to purchase. Alhumdulillah all of the food sold out and $1,000 was raised for the Masjid. 

Thank you to all of the dedicated volunteers who made this lunch a success and thank you to everyone who came and purchased lunch. 
Islamic  Weekend School's Sunday Schedule
Language Classes: 
Religious/Quranic Classes:
Prep for Prayer:
Zuhr Prayer:

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 3
After 2nd khutba
Community Room

Dinner & Seerah with Sheikh Hossam
Monthly on a Friday

Girls Teen Club
Friday, February 3

Alzaharwat Girls Club
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, February 8
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. 
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