Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati's  News & Upcoming Events
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We encourage you to visit our website  to learn more about the Tours & Talks program. 

"Know Your Neighbor" and Tours & Talks at ICGC
The ICGC Tours and Talks team would like to thank the community for another successful "Know Your Neighbor" event this past Saturday. Inshallah, we plan to continue to offer this important program and we welcome your ideas and help. This new initiative has increased the exposure as well as interest from other communities to be more involved in the Tours & Talks programs.  We would like to remind the community that as an institution we represent ICGC and we are also an affiliate of ING (Islamic Networks Groups).  The Tours & Talks team welcome you and your schools, institutions, places of worship, etc to work with us in combating Islamophobia via our trained speakers and tour guides.  

Professional Counseling for Couples

Girls Sports Night - ages 13+
Friday, February 10
6:00-8:00pm, GYM
Workshop on Funeral Ghusul

Saturday, February 11
Mirror Hall, Education building

An Evening with the Gems of Cincinnati
Saturday, February 11
Clifton Mosque
3668 Clifton Ave, Cincinnati OH 45220
Questions? Call 513-221-4003

Attention: Sunday School Parents

Sunday, February 12
11:30am-2:00pm, Mirror Hall

Weekend School Islamic Quiz Bowl
Sunday, February 12
2:30pm, Mirror Hall

Know Your Rights & Share Your Experiences

Saturday, February 18
Mirror Hall

Community Umrah with Sheikh Hossam Musa
Good News - we are able to fit more people into our trip but make your reservation now!

Trip dates: 
March 25-April 2, 2017
Take advantage of this GREAT opportunity! 
Umrah Visa fee has been removed for all of those who have not performed Umrah in 1438H (Which is only during the past two months).
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.
Rahma Annual Food Drive 2017

Open House at the International Academy
Sunday, February 26
Questions? Call 513-755-0169

Sheikh Hossam at Middfest: Pathways to Peace

Abrahamic Religions: Visions of Peace
Wednesday, March 8
Juma'a Times
1st Juma'a - 1:15 pm
Sheikh Hossam Musa
2nd Juma'a - 3:00 pm
Ashraf Traboulsi

Iqama Times
Fajr: 6:45 AM
Dhuhr: 1:15 PM
Asr: 4:00 PM
Maghrib: Sunset
Isha: 7:30 PM

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

Are you looking for a new job?

Call 513-512-5801
Islamic  Weekend School's Sunday Schedule
Language Classes: 
Religious/Quranic Classes:
Prep for Prayer:
Zuhr Prayer:

MuslimAdvocates shares some useful resources in answer to questions they have received from community members and interested supporters: 
  • First, we teamed up with the Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic at Penn State Law to produce a legal analysis and fact sheet of the Executive Order that explains key policies and some takeaways: Click here for FACT SHEET
  • Second, we have also prepared a Community Guidance document that specifically addresses certain questions about how the Executive Order may impact you, as well as resources for how to find an immigration attorney: Click here for Community Guidance document
Please share these resources widely with your networks and friends.

Sheikh Hossam, Clergy, Community Leaders Denounce Trump's Ban on Muslims

Representatives of Christian, Jewish, and Muslim communities, including our Imam, Sheikh Hossam Musa, gathered at First Congregational Church in Columbus on December 10, 2015 to denounce GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump's anti-Muslims remarks.

Girl Scouts to honor Shakila Ahmad

Shakila Ahmad, president of the board of the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati, will be honored as part of Girl Scouting's "Women of Distinction" program. The program honors exceptional women who have made significant contributions in key areas and are transforming leadership roles. Shakila will be the program's "Community Responsibility" honoree, according to organizers. Congratulations to our very own, Shakila Ahmad!

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 10
After 2nd khutba
Community Room

Dinner & Seerah with Sheikh Hossam
Monthly on a Friday
Check Email or Website for updates!

Girls Teen Club
Friday, February 17

Alzaharwat Girls Club
Only for girls already pre-registered

Youth Development Program
Boys/Girls alternate Sundays
February 12 is Girls
February 19 is Boys
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 15
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. 
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:  
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