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Perfect North
Saturday, March 4
Registration: 1:30-3:30pm
Ski Trip: 4:30pm-12am midnight
Everyone is invited to attend the event!
"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)
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. 

Some areas we are currently in immediate need of volunteers:

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 to join:  513-805-9643

Rahma Programs
Serving People. Reshaping Lives.
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

Sheikh Hossam at Middfest: Pathways to Peace

Abrahamic Religions: Visions of Peace
Wednesday, March 8

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Islamic Weekend School's
Islamic Quiz Results

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.
Umrah- Virtues and Fiqh with Sheikh Hossam

Friday, March 10
After Maghreb (Adhan is 6:39pm)

"Know Your Neighbor" Mosque Tour & Conversation
Saturday, March 11

Marital Counseling with a Muslim Counselor

"Unapologetically Muslim" with Hassan Shibley
Friday, March 17
6:00pm, in the GYM hall
Juma'a Times
1st Juma'a - 1:15 pm
Imam Sheikh Hossam Musa
2nd Juma'a - 3:00 pm
Amr Wafa

Iqama Times
Fajr: 6:15 AM
Dhuhr: 1:15 PM
Asr: 4:30 PM
Maghrib: Sunset
Isha: 8:00 PM

Community Umrah with Sheikh Hossam Musa

Last chance to make your reservation!

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).

INTAC Annual Campaign
"Pennies for Patients"
Friday, March 3
Collecting outside Masjid at 1st juma'ah
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
Or Donate ANY day in the Masjid!
Islamic  Weekend School's Sunday Schedule
Language Classes: 
Religious/Quranic Classes:
Prep for Prayer:
Zuhr Prayer:

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
March 5 is Boys
March 12 is Girls
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

Riyad Us-Saliheen (weekly)
Wednesday, March 8
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. 
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
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