Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati's News & Upcoming Events
May 26, 2017 Special Ramadan Series    Like us on Facebook  Follow us on Twitter  View on Instagram


Taraweeh begins on Friday, May 26
Ramadan begins on Saturday, May 27
No Sunday School on May 28
Offices Closed on Monday, May 29
Nightly Taraweeh
Taraweeh begins on Friday, May 26
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
Youth Ramadan Activities

 

Community Ramadan Activities

 

  • Taraweeh Every night after ISHA
  • Reflections & Meaning of Dua Every night after 4 Rakah
  • Weekend Khatirah after Fajr
  • Community Potluck Iftars 
    June 1, 5, 8, 12, 15 & 22 (subject to change, check weekly newsletter)
  • Ladies Tajweed Classes  Every Sunday 3:00-4:30 in Ladies Prayer Room, Community Center 
  • Food Tent Last 10 nights
  • Qiyam ul Lail Last 10 nights
  • 27th Night Community Dinner June 21, Watch for Eventbrite invite soon and RSVP to it without delay because is reached quickly
  • Khatm Quran June 21
  • Eid Bazaar & Carnival (details appear separately below)
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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  
3rd Annual ICGC Eid Carnival
Tuesday, July 4 
SAVE THE DATE
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

 

graduationSunday School Graduation Ceremony

There is NO SCHOOL this week, May 28. Classes are finished for the school year.
 
Sunday 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

Youth Ascension Program
June 9, June 16 & July 14
4:30-5:30pm
Community Room
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
Registrations are open and will be on first come first basis. For more info, email nazimfazlani@yahoo.com

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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
 
Juma'a Times
1st Juma'a - 1:15 pm
KHUTEEB:
Sheikh Hossam Musa
 
2nd Juma'a - 3:30 
pm
KHUTEEB:
Jawaad Abdul Rahman
Iqama Times
Fajr: 5:00 AM
Dhuhr: 2:00 PM
Asr: 5:45 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)
Islamic  Weekend School's Sunday Schedule
 
NO CLASSES MAY 28
Sunday School is finished for this year. See you at the Graduation Ceremony on June 4th

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.



 


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



 

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  
Or Donate ANY day in the Masjid!
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, May 19
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
Monday June 5 & Wednesday June 7
6:30 - 8:30 pm, GYM

Ladies Quran
Tuesdays
8:30am, Community Room

Karate
Tuesdays & Thursdays
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
Wednesday, May 17
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"
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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