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INTAC PTO Skating Party

Thursday, March 23
6:00-8:00pm
SKATETOWN USA
8730 North Pavilion Dr.  West Chester OH 54069

After Fajr Breakfast
Saturday, March 25
Immediately following Fajr in the Gym
Come for Fajr Salat at 6:45am 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  mojibur71@yahoo.com  if you can help or have questions.
Islamic Weekend School
Quranic Recitation Competition & National Merit Scholars

Sunday, March 26
After Dhuhr in Mirror Hall
Quranic Recitation Competition for Groups C and Group D will be on Sunday March 26th after Dhuhur prayer in the mirror hall.

C
11 years old & younger (should have not turned 12 by January 1st, 17)
Surat Ibraheem (14), Ayahs 35-41
 
March 26
D
17 years old & younger (should have not turned 18 by January 1st, 17)
Surat Al-Imran (3), Ayahs 133-136

March 26
 
National Merit Scholars
Weekend Islamic school will be recognizing National Merit Scholars which will be sponsored by Sr. Sadiqua Rahman & Dr. Sheikh Abdur Rahman. If any student who is a Senior in High School and has received the confirmation of being a finalist, please contact Tilat Rizvi ( Tilat.rizvi@cchmc.org , 513-256-5868) Or Gulame Asif ( grasif@hotmail.com , 748-9424). 

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"Once Upon a Time" Girls Only Dinner Dance
Saturday, April 1
6:00-10:00pm
International Academy and ICGC Community Center

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:  http://cincinnatiislamiccenter.org/events-page/
Annual Day Basketball Tournament
April 14-16
More details coming soon!

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



Details and registration at k4p.org/summer2017
Juma'a Times
1st Juma'a - 1:15 pm
KHUTEEB:
Dr. Inayat Malik
 
2nd Juma'a - 3:30 pm
KHUTEEB:
Zain Siddiqui

Iqama Times
Fajr: 6:45 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: 
10:00-11:00
 
Religious/Quranic Classes:
11:00-2:00
 
Break:
12:25-12:40
 
Prep for Prayer:
2:00-2:10
 
Zuhr Prayer:
2:10-2:30

Important Dates:
Annual Day 4/15 & 4/16
Memorial Day 5/28 (no classes)
Graduation Day 6/4
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 looking for a new job?


EL-SEWEDY INTERNATIONAL
ACADEMY OF CINCINNATI
8094 Plantation Dr.
West Chester, OH
513-755-0169

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: marie.marawi@intlacademy.org


 
Rahma Community Services has positions to fill
513-512-5801
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
Fridays
Between 1st & 2nd Juma'ah
Community Room

ICGC YG
Youth Group Meeting
Friday, March 24
After 2nd khutba
Community Room

MGTC
Girls Teen Club
Friday, March 31
6:00pm

Alzaharwat Girls Club
For girls already pre-registered

YDP
Youth Development Program
Boys/Girls alternate Sundays
March 26 is Girls
March April 2 is Boys
Gym
Choose a link below to Register:
New Muslim's Group
Sundays 12:30pm, Mirror Hall classroom

BDC
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
Tuesdays
8:30am, Community Room

Karate
Tuesdays
5:00-7:00pm,  GYM

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

Math Tutoring
High school and middle school students every Sat. 
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. 
ICGC's Spring Soccer Registration

ICGC's Soccer Spring session
 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 
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"
hours
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