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A Weekend with Sheikh Dr. Salah Al-Sawy

Friday & Saturday, February 24 & 25

Click HERE for Details on each Program!

Why Attend? Click to Hear from Sheikh Omar Suleiman

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

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Join our Hospitality Team and Experience the Blessings that come with Dawah and service

Please consider joining the hospitality team to help our Islamic Center in efforts to reach out to the broader community.
Who can help: Everyone can join the team- ladies and gents, young and old, or the not-so-young but not-so-old! 
How you can help: you can donate items, donate money, or help where help is needed most, in the set up and clean up for these outreach and community events.
Contact Fatima Emlemdi: 513-805-9643
Open House at the International Academy
Sunday, February 26
Questions? Call 513-755-0169

Weekend School Islamic Quiz Bowl

Sunday, February 26
2:30pm Junior/Senior Level
Mirror Hall

Please contact Tilat Rizvi (, 513-256-5868) Or Br. Gulame Asif (, 748-9424) for any questions.
FREE ESL (English as a second language)
New Student Registration - Classes begin February 27 (but Register now!)
FREE ESL classes at the brand new Butler Tech Bioscience Center Campus. Call Rahma Community Services at  513-512-5801 now to register for classes.
Dangers of Social Media, Suspicious Behavior, Intruders presented in partnership with FBI and WCPD

Wednesday, March 1
Mirror Hall

Perfect North
Saturday, March 4
Registration: 1:30-3:30pm
Ski Trip: 4:30pm-12am midnight
Everyone is invited to attend the event!
Sheikh Hossam at Middfest: Pathways to Peace

Abrahamic Religions: Visions of Peace
Wednesday, March 8
Interfaith Breakfast
Friday, March 10
Duke Energy Convention Center - Jr. Ballroom
525 Elm St., Cincinnati OH 45202

Interfaith Breakfast Presented by
Imam Sheikh Hossam Musa will be delivering a prayer along with other faith leaders at this event.
Keynote: Richard Bernstein, Justice, Michigan Supreme Court

We invite you to connect with Cincinnati's vibrant, expanding and inspired interfaith community.  Join with leaders and members of the Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Jewish and Buddhist faith traditions as we unite to support people who experience disabilities in our own communities.  Hear one of the most inspiring speakers of all - Michigan Supreme Court Justice Richard Bernstein - who shares his experience as our nation's only blind Supreme Court justice.  And, learn how you can connect with others to support your community's inclusion efforts through film.
"Serve Our People, Secure Our Community" Fundraising Dinner

Saturday, March 11
Community Center
Open and free to all, but you MUST RSVP by MARCH 7 (or until capacity has been reached)
"Unapologetically Muslim" with Hassan Shibley
Friday, March 17
After ISHA
Professional Counseling for Couples

Juma'a Times
1st Juma'a - 1:15 pm
Imam Sheikh Hossam Musa
2nd Juma'a - 3:00 pm
Dr. Ashraf Traboulsi

INTAC Annual Campaign
"Pennies for Patients"
Friday, February 24
Collecting outside Masjid at 1st juma'ah
February 6-24 the students at The International Academy will be participating in a fundraising campaign for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). The LLS is the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and assisting families who are dealing with the many social, financial, and emotional issues that surround blood cancer and its treatment.  Participating in this program teaches students the value and joy of helping others.

Our students at INTAC enjoy having the larger community get involved in this wonderful act of giving. Therefore, on Fridays during the fundraising campaign students will be at the Masjid after Jumah prayer collecting money for the fundraiser, thru March 10th.  EVERY PENNY COUNTS!  Please look for students with white and yellow boxes. We appreciate your generosity!

Last year INTAC raised $5,705.45! In total, over the past eight years, INTAC has raised an AMAZING $37,323.20!!!!
Thank you for your genorosity,
International Academy of Cincinnati
Iqama Times
Fajr: 6:30 AM
Dhuhr: 1:15 PM
Asr: 4:15 PM
Maghrib: Sunset
Isha: 7:45 PM

Community Umrah with Sheikh Hossam Musa

Good News - we made room for you!
But hurry and 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).
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 has positions to fill
Islamic  Weekend School's Sunday Schedule
Language Classes: 
Religious/Quranic Classes:
Prep for Prayer:
Zuhr Prayer:

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

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, March 3
After 2nd khutba
Community Room

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

Girls Teen Club
Friday, March 3

Alzaharwat Girls Club
Only for girls already pre-registered

Youth Development Program
Boys/Girls alternate Sundays
February 26 is Girls
March 5 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 17 begins on February 27
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, March 1
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. 
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