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Tickets are on sale after 1st Juma'ah in the Masjid entrance for the special Cincinnati Premiere of "Sultan & the Saint"

MYNA Bake Sale

Friday, May 5
After both juma'ahs
Muslim Youth of North America (MYNA) are holding a bake sale this Friday after 1st & 2nd Jummah. This is an organization for the youth and by the youth. All the money that is raised will be going towards sponsoring youth in order for them to come to MYNA events, conferences, and camps such as their upcoming Service weekend in Flint, Michigan from May 12-14. Make sure to register for this Flint event, No Nation Without Representation, online at
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:

Umrah Reflections with Sheikh Hossam Musa

Friday, May 5
The dinner is SOLD OUT- all seats are full
But please join us for the session after Maghreb in Mirror Hall
All are welcome to join and be inspired by Imam Musa and the community members who will share their Umrah experience.
If you or your family has gone on Umrah recently and would like to be mentioned during this session - please send an email to 
Know Your Neighbor
Saturday, May 13

International Day at INTAC

Saturday, May 6
International Academy
8094 Plantation Drive, West Chester OH 45069
Information, Meet & Greet with Kids4Peace Director 
Sunday, May 7
12:00pm in the GYM
Natalie Shribman, the new director for Kids for Peace camp is visiting our Center on Sunday, May 07. She wants to meet with parents and talk to them about the importance of this camp for kids specially at this time. 
You may put some information about the camp for people don't know:
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. 
Click here for the flyer for more information and please come to meet Natalie.  Tea and refreshments will be served. 

Information Session
Kickboxing / Self-Defense Classes for Sisters

Sunday, May 14
Mirror Hall
Among Muslims, there is a sense that some sports facilities and gyms do not cater to women. However, this is changing, particularly with the development of mosques with sports facilities. Melis Aydogan wants to encourage a new generation of sisters to go out and engage in sport, without embarrassment.
Join Melis on Sunday, May 14th at 11:30 am to learn more about the Self-defense & Kickboxing based workout class she will be holding for sisters every Saturday morning 10 - 11 am soon.
Sport hijabs available upon request.
Feel free to reach out to her by email, , for inquiries.    
Gems of Cincinnati
Imam Collaborative Session
Saturday, May 20
Islamic Center of Mason
Mason OH

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.

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!
Juma'a Times
1st Juma'a - 1:15 pm
Dr. Baher Foad
2nd Juma'a - 3:30 
Dr. Ashraf Traboulsi
Iqama Times
Fajr: 5:30 AM
Dhuhr: 2:00 PM
Asr: 5:45 PM
Maghrib: Sunset
Isha: 10:00 PM
Imam Contact & Hours
The Imam, Sheikh Hossam Musa, is generally available between Maghreb and Isha on his working days as well as to schedule an appointment by contacting him at
or 513-724-IMAM (4626)
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, May 5
After 2nd khutba
Community Room

Girls Teen Club
Friday, May 12

Alzaharwat Girls Club
For girls already pre-registered

Youth Development Program
Boys/Girls alternate Sundays
May 7 is Girls
May 14 is Boys
Choose a link below to Register:
New Muslim's Group
Sundays 12:30pm, Mirror Hall classroom

Ladies Tajweed Class
Sundays 12:30-2:00pm, Ladies Masalla

Boys & Dads Club
Sunday, 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

Ladies Fitness Class
Wednesdays, 5:00-6:00pm, Room C-7 Community Center

Riyad Us-Saliheen with Sheikh Hossam
Wednesday, May 10
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

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. 
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