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Ladies Tajweed Classes
Sunday, April 23
12:30 -2:00 every Sunday
Ladies Masallah (prayer area) in Community Center

Click here to print registration form to bring with you or get a copy on the first day of the class.
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 (including their attendance, grades record and number of years they attended weekend 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.

16th Annual Day program brought 19 Islamic schools together from 3 states including Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio. Annual Day brings together youth from regional Islamic schools for a weekend of competition and fun. We had total 37 basketball teams, 80 Quranic reciters and many guests from across three states. Thanks to Sr. BILQIS who was our guest for the tournament. 
Acknowledgments: Program on such a large scale is impossible without the help of 100s of volunteers from our community. Br. Faris Ghani, Br. Munam Syed, Br. Nadeem Quraishi, Sr.Tilat Rizvi & Br. Gulame Asif would like to thank each one of you who helped us to make this program successful. May Allah SWT bless all these dedicated volunteers and their families.
Highlights of Annual program with beautiful photographs will be sent as standalone email.

Youth Session: Finding Your Soul Mate
Friday, April 28

An Evening with an Al Maghrib Scholar

Friday, April 28
Event is free, donations are appreciated. 

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After Fajr Breakfast

Saturday, April 29
Immediately following Fajr in the Gym
Fajr Iqama will be at 5:45am

Come for Fajr Salat at 5:45am 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 if you can help or have questions.
Gems of Cincinnati
Imam Collaborative Session at ISGD
Saturday, April 29
Islamic Society of Greater Dayton
26 Josie St, Dayton, OH 45403

Monthly Dinner with the Imam: Community Reflections

Friday, May 5

Cincinnati Premiere on Muslim-Christian Peacemaking
Sunday, May 7
5:45 PM
20th Century Theatre 
3021 Madison Rd.  Cincinnati, OH 45209

General Admission: $10
Students w\ID & Seniors: $5 
VIP: $50  (VIP includes pre-event reception at 5:00 PM)

Purchase Tickets At:

Know Your Neighbor
Saturday, May 13

Ramadan Preparation by Sheikh Hossam

Friday, May 19
Maghreb to Isha (Maghreb Adhan is 8:48, Isha 10:30)

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

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

Iqama Times
Fajr: 6:00 AM
Dhuhr: 2:00 PM
Asr: 5:45 PM
Maghrib: Sunset
Isha: 9:45 PM

Islamic  Weekend School's Sunday Schedule
Language Classes: 
Religious/Quranic Classes:
Prep for Prayer:
Zuhr Prayer:

Other Important Dates:

Memorial Day 5/28 (no classes)
Graduation Day 6/4

Or Donate ANY day in the Masjid!
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 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.

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 21
After 2nd khutba
Community Room

Girls Teen Club
Friday, April 28

Alzaharwat Girls Club
For girls already pre-registered

Youth Development Program
Boys/Girls alternate Sundays
April 23 is Girls
April 30 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
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 26
After Maghreb,  Masjid

Math Tutoring
High school and middle school students every Sat. 

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

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. 
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