Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati's News & Upcoming Events
June 23, 2017 Special Ramadan Series    Like us on Facebook  Follow us on Twitter  View on Instagram

Ladies Tajweed

Friday, June 23
2:30pm, Community Center classroom (follow sign at entrance) 
Last 10 Nights of Ramadan @ ICGC
Nightly Taraweeh
Last night of Taraweeh is Friday, June 23
After Isha (10:45pm)
Please remember and respect these blessed nights and that peaceful Ibadat is the goal. All children must be at the kids program/babysitting in the Community Center or quietly at there parents side. There is absolutely NO food or drink (other than water) anywhere in the Masjid please.
"Parents at Taraweeh - Making it Work"
A wonderful and simple piece worth reading for by every parent:
Parents, Taraweeh is Sunnah
Taking Care of Your Children is Fard
Please drive very slowly and only park in designated areas for everyone's safety.
Printables: Taraweeh Schedule  |   Dua-ul-Qunoot


Kids Program
Last night of kids program is Friday, June 23
During ISHA and 1st 8 Rakats of Taraweeh


Food Tent
Join us for suhor during these final days of Ramadan. Saturday, June 24 will be our final community suhor so be sure to join us!
Please use the trash containers provided and do not litter.


Qiyam ul Lail / Itikaf
The purpose of Itikaf is to devote onself to Prayer and Worship. It is not meant to be a sleepover or social gathering. Please respect the Masjid as a holy place of worship and treat it with the care and respect it deserves.
ICGC's Guidelines:
·   Sleeping in Masjid only allowed the Last 10 nights of Ramadan
·   Anyone staying (even adults) all 10 nights must register by completing an ICGC Itikaf Form and present photo ID
·   Anyone staying intermittent nights must register at masjid entrance with name, signature and phone number, on each night staying
·   Youth under 18 must be registered by an adult for safety and curfew requirements
·   Under 16 requires parent or adult chaperone
·   No sleeping bags or blankets (due to limited space for prayer and it is the time for ibadat)
·   Food and drink (except water) are NOT ALLOWED in Masjid
·   Shower in the Community Center is only for use by men who are staying all 10 nights

The Islamic Center is growing, Masha'Allah. We need your cooperation to ensure that as we grow things run efficiently and effectively. Thank you for making our Center a wonderful place!
Eid Parking Pass & Parking Info


We are SOLD OUT of the parking for 9:30am Eid program

Parking Passes for the 7:30am Eid Program are still available
Cost: $15.00
($10 for IEC Members, limit 1 at discount)
Cash or Check only please


Eid al-Fitr will be on Sunday, June 25
Please watch for a separate email with all of the details for Eid day! 
  • 2 Eid programs (separate parking pass for each): 
            7:00 AM Takbeer, salat promptly at 7:30 AM
            9:00 AM Takbeer, salat promptly at 9:30 AM


Eid Parking Information
  • Limited number parking spaces are on site so passes will be available for purchase until sold out
  • Families please carpool when possible
  • Early Bird Pass 7:30am Prayer is valid only until 8:10am
  • Free parking and shuttle bus will be available from the Meijer store parking lot between 7am. Those parked at Meijer need to be in line for bus loading by 11:50am
  • No parking on grass (except the designated special parking area along highway side of property)
Eid al-Fitr

Eid al-Fitr will be on Sunday, June 25

Please watch for a separate email with all of the details for Eid day! 


 


 

2 Eid programs (separate parking pass for each): 


7:00 AM Takbeer, salat promptly at 7:30 AM
            
9:00 AM Takbeer, salat  promptly at 9:30 AM

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Youth 30 Days of Fajr Challenge

If you would like to support this program, please email Ahmad Saqr, Youth Coordinator at yg.icgc@yahoo.com
Ramadan: Time to Recharge

 

  • Reflections & Meaning of Dua Every night after 4 Rakah
  • Weekend Khatirah after Fajr
  • Ladies Tajweed Classes Every Sunday 3:00-4:30 in Ladies Prayer Room, Community Center
Opportunities to Help Those Who Need This Ramadan

Rahma Food Drive 
When? Collecting through Friday, June 23
Where? Bins will be placed in the entrances of the Masjid and Community Center
What? Flour, Oil, Rice, Sugar, Lentils, Beans
Questions? info@rahmaicgc.org or 513-512-5801



Grocery Help During Ramadan
If you know anyone is in need of grocery during Ramadan, they can get coupons that are valid at most of the halal markets in the area. Please get them at the office.
Where? Admin  Office in the Community Center
When? Between the hours of 9:00am-4:00pm Mon-Fri
Want to Donate? If you would like to make a donation for these coupons, you can do that also by dropping off the check in the office or donation box. Just put grocery coupons in the note.
Questions? info@cincinnatiislamiccenter.org or 513-755-3280


Rahma Gift Card Drive
Bring a smile to a child's face this Eid by donating a $25 Target or Walmart gift card. Goal is 250 gift cards.
Where? Drop the gift card off into the donation boxes located on the wall in the Masjid, near the wudu and shoe room 
Questions? Fatima 513-907-0701 or Amber 513-515-5366


PCRF Refugee Relief Packages
PCRF Cincinnati, in collaboration with Rahma Community Services, are asking for your help in providing 120 local refugee families with relief packages of household necessities this Ramadan.  Let's come together and support those most in need!
Want to Donate?  Donation of complete packages is preferred and to do so you can sign up below if you will be donating a package.  
Click Here to Sign up & for Shopping List
When?  Packages can be dropped off at the entrance of ICGC's Community Center between  Monday, June 5th and Saturday, June 17th.  Doors are open between the hours of  9AM-4PM Monday-Friday and after 6PM on Saturdays/Sundays.


Zakat ul-Fitr
Zakat ul-Fitr is due before Eid ul-Fitr prayer but to help distribute to those in need, your timely contribution is greatly appreciated
This year, the amount due is $10 per household member (including newborns) and is obligatory on all heads of the household who have more than the minimum required amount of food to feed their families.
Unified Eid Carnival
Sunday, June 25 
4:00-8:00pm
8092 Plantation Drive, West Chester OH
Free food, Free rides!
Brought to you by 

Interested vendors can contact the office by email with name, phone, email, and product description to: info@cincinnatiislamiccenter.org 
Know Your Neighbor

Saturday, July 8
1:00pm
Please RSVP by July 7 with name and number attending to toursandtalks@cincinnatiislamiccenter.org
Opportunity for Muslim-Catholic Dialogue

For more information, contact Catholic Social Action at 513-421-3131 ext. 2660 or csa@catholiccincinnati.org
Juma'a Times
1st Juma'a - 1:15 pm
KHUTEEB:
Sheikh Hossam Musa
 
2nd Juma'a - 3:30 
pm
KHUTEEB:
Dr. Ashraf Traboulsi
Iqama Times
Fajr: 5:00 AM
Dhuhr: 2:00 PM
Asr: 6:00 PM
Maghrib: Sunset
Isha: 10:45 PM
Imam Contact & Hours
During the month of Ramadan the Imam, Sheikh Hossam Musa, will be available by appointment only. You can schedule an appointment by contacting him at
imam@cincinnatiislamiccenter.org
or 513-724-IMAM (4626)
Meet the Board
@ Juma'ah!
Friday, July 7 
On the first Friday of each month, a Board member will be present at the Welcome Table at Juma'ah to meet/greet the community.  Please stop by with any comments or questions. 
Or Donate ANY day in the Masjid!
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.



  
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  
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
No meetings until after Ramadan

ICGC YG
Youth Group Meeting
Friday, July 7
After 2nd khutba
Community Room

MGTC
Girls Teen Club
On Summer Break

Alzaharwat Girls Club
On Summer Break

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

YDP
Youth Development Program
Resumes after Ramadan
New Muslim's Group
No meeting on Sunday Eid June 25
Sundays 12:30pm, Mirror Hall classroom

Ladies Tajweed Class
Sundays 3:00-4:30pm, Community Center classroom

BDC
Boys & Dads Club

Kids Quran Connections
Current Session at capacity
Resumes after Summer

Men's Basketball
Mondays & Wednesdays
No basketball on June 26, July 10 & 12
6:30 - 8:30 pm, GYM

Ladies Quran
Resumes after Ramadan, date TBD

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

Ladies Fitness Class
On break

Riyad Us-Saliheen with Sheikh Hossam
Wednesdays
After Maghreb,  Masjid

Math Tutoring
High school and middle school students every Sat. 

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.
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!
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. 
Kids Summer Camps & Programs

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.

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POTTERY CAMP
July 10-13
Pottery Camp will take place from Mon - Thu (Jul 10 - 13) from 11:00am - 1:30pm where kids will do pottery projects. Space is limited to the first 20 who register with payment made. To register email is nazimfazlani@yahoo.com. The cost is $90 per child.

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KIDS4PEACE INTERFAITH CAMP
July 31-Aug 3
Kids for Peace is a 4-day camp, targeting 6 & 7th graders. It will be July 31-Aug 3. Kids will spend a whole day at each of the 3 participating places of worship. First day, July 31st will be at our masjid. This is our second year of ICGC hosting the camp and your participating is important.
Details and registration at K4P.ORG/SUMMER2017
Self Defense for Sisters
Saturday, July 22
11:00am,  GYM
To register: Email aydoganm@bu.edu
 
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
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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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