Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati's News & Upcoming Events
June 2, 2017 Special Ramadan Series    Like us on Facebook  Follow us on Twitter  View on Instagram

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.
 
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.
Rahma Ramadan Food Drive
Khatm ul-Quran

Wednesday, June 21
On Wednesday, June 21 we will finish the recitation of the Quran. 

Due to increase in attendance and limited parking available on site, we have arranged for buses and extra traffic help this evening. Please carpool and arrive extra early. Since on site parking is limited, there will be overflow parking at Meijer and shuttle buses beginning at 10:00pm. No bus after 2:00am!!!

We welcome sponsor donations to help cover the added cost of buses and traffic help. You can donate by mail or in person with cash, check or credit card. By phone, donation can be made by calling 513-755-3280.

Please join us for Khatm ul-Quran and and bring some dessert to share after in the Gym.  
27th of Ramadan Community Appreciation & Fundraising Iftar
Wednesday, June 21 
The dinner has reached capacity but you may contact the office to be added to the wait-list (in case of cancellations). For those who did RSVP, please let us know if you are unable to attend so that we can accommodate those who would like to join. 

Your contributions are greatly appreciated on this and every day throughout the year. We invite everyone to please join us for dessert in the Gym after Khatm ul-Quran.
Last 10 Nights of Ramadan

 

Food Tent
Join us for suhor during the last 10 nights of Ramadan

 

Qiyam ul Lail
Anyone planning on remaining on site after Taraweeh must inform the office during business hours. Under age 18 must be accompanied by a responsible parent/adult chaperone at all times.  
Nightly Taraweeh
Every night during Ramadan after Isha
May 26-June 4 ISHA is at 10:35pm
June 5-24 ISHA is at 10:45pm
"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
Girls Qyiam Al-layil

Friday, June 2 - 11:30pm-Fajr
Girls Middle School:  Register Here

Saturday, June 3 11:30pm-Fajr
Girls High School:  Register Here
 
Youth Challenge: 30 Days of Fajr
Click Here to participate! 
Kids Nightly Program

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
graduationSunday School Graduation Ceremony

Sunday, June 4th
 
-All Preschoolers
-All Starter levels
-Advanced Arabic students 
Preschoolers and Starter levels should be in their classes by 12:15pm. Their teachers will bring them to the Mirror Hall.
 
Ceremony will be 12:30-2:00 PM

 
-All Elementary levels
-All Junior levels
-All Senior level students
Elementary, Junior and seniors should come directly to the mirror hall right after prayer (2:20)
 
Ceremony begins 2:30 PM

Community Potluck Iftars
Thursday, June 1
Monday, June 5
Thursday, June 8
Monday, June 12
Thursday, June 15
Thursday, June 22
(subject to change, check weekly newsletter)
Youth Iftars

Youth Interfaith Dinner
Wednesday, June 7
8:00pm, GYM

Youth Group Iftars
Wednesday, June 7
Tuesday, June 13
Tuesday, June 20

Youth Initiatives Potluck Iftar
June 6
8:00pm, GYM
Boys Qyiam Al-layil
Friday, June 9 - 11:30pm-Fajr

Saturday, June 10 - 11:30pm-Fajr 
ICGC Annual Eid Bazaar


All interested vendors must reserve a booth by completing the  registration form CLICK HERE for PDF . The deadline to submit this form is June 7.  If you have any questions about this event, please text message Majid Dosani at 513-293-9500 or email at mdrd51@gmail.com  
Youth Ascension Program
June 9, June 16 & July 14
4:30-5:30pm
Community Room
Community Member Good News


Congrats to Isa Islam Malik
Congratulations to Isa Islam Malik (S/O Shahid and Shonda Malik) for being  SALUTATORIAN and COMMENDED MERIT SCHOLAR IN HIGH SCHOOL!  He will receive Scholarship from Sr. Sadiqua And Dr. Sheikh Abdur Rahman.
3rd Annual ICGC Eid Carnival
DATE CHANGE!
Sunday, June 25 
Interested vendors can contact the office by email with name, phone, email, and product description to: info@cincinnatiislamiccenter.org

 

Some of the fun from 2016 Carnival

 

Juma'a Times
1st Juma'a - 1:15 pm
KHUTEEB:
Dr. Baher Foad
 
2nd Juma'a - 3:30 
pm
KHUTEEB:
Feraz Malik
Meet the Board
@ Juma'ah!
Friday, June 2 
On the first Friday of each, 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. 
Iqama Times
Fajr: 5:00 AM
Dhuhr: 2:00 PM
Asr: 6:00 PM
Maghrib: Sunset
Isha: 10:35 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)
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, June 2
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
Sundays 12:30pm, Mirror Hall classroom

Ladies Tajweed Class
Sundays 3:00-4:30pm, Ladies Masalla

BDC
Boys & Dads Club

Kids Quran Connections
Current Session at capacity
Resumes after Summer

Men's Basketball
Mondays & Wednesdays
No basketball on June 19, 21 & 26, July 10 & 12
6:30 - 8:30 pm, GYM

Ladies Quran
Resumes after Ramadan, date TBD

Karate
Tuesdays & Thursdays
No karate on July 4, 11 & 13
5:00-7:00pm, Community Room

Ladies Fitness Class
Wednesdays, 5:00-6:00pm, Room C-7 Community Center

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.
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. 
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"
hours
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
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
Self Defense for Sisters
Saturday, July 22
11:00am,  GYM
To register: Email aydoganm@bu.edu
 
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!
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