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"Once Upon a Time" Girls Only Dinner Dance
Saturday, April 1
International Academy and ICGC Community Center

INTAC Fundraiser Dinner

Thursday, April 6
Deg's Restuarant
7100 Foundry Row S226
Liberty Twp OH 45063  

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Know Your Neighbor

Saturday, April 8
Please RSVP by April 6 to  

Henna & Henna Candle Workshop
Monday-Wednesday, April 10-12
NOON-3:00pm, GYM
Register by sending names and ages (if under 18) to Your registration is considered your commitment to attend. You can bring the registration and payment to the office on the first day of the workshop.  Registration form available here or in the office. 

Islamic Weekend School Announcements

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, 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.

Congratulations to the Winners of Quranic recitation Competition Group C & D:
Winners will be representing ICGC Weekend School on ANNUAL DAY QURANIC RECITATION COMPETITION, to be held on April 16th 2017.
First Place: Ayesha Firdous    
Second Place: Amreen Basha
Third Place: Hajira Syed
Fourth Place: Zain Badiger

First Place: Arhab Ahmad & Nadia Alam  
Second Place: Zumair Hayath
Third Place: Saidou Malick Ly
Annual Day Basketball Tournament
April 14-16
More details coming soon!

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. 

Over the weekend, the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati received a bomb threat and was the target of hate.  This act is unfair, unjust and does not represent the feelings of the entire community. 
Such acts of hate and violence should not be tolerated.  United Way of Greater Cincinnati stands united in our efforts to promote diversity and inclusion.  We invite you to join us in intentionally embracing our differences, as well as focusing on how much we have in common. 

Ms. Shakila  Ahmad, President of the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati and a United Way of Greater Cincinnati Board Member, had this to say in response to the incident. "ICGC is concerned, but we will not be intimidated. We ask Greater Cincinnati to stand alongside us in pursuing a community that welcomes love, kindness and compassion as our Quran teaches. When you hear racist comments, firmly declare that's not acceptable in Greater Cincinnati."
We stand in solidarity with the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati and all who are affected by this display of prejudice.  We will continue to work to build a community where ALL can participate, prosper and reach their fullest potential.
We will honor Ms. Ahmad's community leadership and her efforts to promote diversity in our region on
April 19 at United Way's Leaders & Legends Luncheon.  We invite you to join us in celebrating Ms. Ahmad.

Additionally, we encourage you to actively explore ways to demonstrate how you can LIVE UNITED. To learn more or to register for events to learn about the Islamic faith, please visit:
Cincinnati Premiere on Muslim-Christian Peacemaking
Sunday, May 7
20th Century Theatre in Oakley

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

Details and registration at
Juma'a Times
1st Juma'a - 1:15 pm
Dr. Ashraf Traboulsi
2nd Juma'a - 3:30 
Dr. Amr Wafa

Iqama Times
Fajr: 6:30 AM
Dhuhr: 2:00 PM
Asr: 5:30 PM
Maghrib: Sunset
Isha: 9:15 PM
Or Donate ANY day in the Masjid!
Islamic  Weekend School's Sunday Schedule
Language Classes: 
Religious/Quranic Classes:
Prep for Prayer:
Zuhr Prayer:

Important Dates:
Annual Day 4/15 & 4/16
Memorial Day 5/28 (no classes)
Graduation Day 6/4
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 has positions to fill
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 7
After 2nd khutba
Community Room

Girls Teen Club
Friday, March 31

Alzaharwat Girls Club
For girls already pre-registered

Youth Development Program
Boys/Girls alternate Sundays
March April 2 is Boys
April 9 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