Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati's News & Upcoming Events
July 14, 2017 Issue    Like us on Facebook  Follow us on Twitter  View on Instagram

Input for Next Umrah Trip

AsSalaam'u Alaikum Community Members,

We have another great opportunity. Sheikh Hossam Musa (ICGC Imam) is planning to lead an Umrah trip and we need to get your input. 

The last one was a huge success and got great feedback from those who went on what a wonderful experience it was. 

This trip will be coordinated through Dar el Salam travel agency. 
Please provide your input at the following link:

Kids Interfaith Summer Camp
Dear Parents, we need to have our youth to join this activity so that our faith is adequately represented at K4P camp. Participation in this youth interfaith camp is a rare opportunity for your children to perform a form of Dawah. Can we count them in? 

July 31-Aug 3
Don't delay, register now!
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
ICGC Job Positions Available

Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati is nationally recognized institution offering opportunities to be a part of a vibrant Muslim American community. These opportunities have the potential for professional development and spiritual fulfillment in a region that accommodates a wonderful family life. ICGC is hiring for the following positions:
  • Executive Director
  • Sunday School Administrator
Those interested please see for further details and please contact us at:
Riyad Us-Saliheen with Sheikh Hossam
Wednesdays after Maghreb

Monthly Dinner & Program
Hardships, Patience, Perseverance

Friday, July 21

6:15pm Dinner, Gym
RSVP via Eventbrite link for limited seats
Bring Dessert to Share

7:45pm Session, Mirror Hall

Self Defense for Sisters
Saturday, July 22
11:00am,  GYM
To register: Email
Join Imam Hossam Musa on a Journey of a Lifetime!

To Register or for more info: 
Sr. Gihan 1-212-725-2022 ext. 102
30 Days of Fajr Congratulations

We would like to congratulate our participants in the 30 Days of Fajr Challenge. Thank you to all the community members who supported this program! 
Highlight Video of the Trip:

Know Your Neighbor Events

Our masjid still opens its doors monthly to our neighbors of different faiths to come and learn about Islam and Muslims. This heart (pictured) was created by some of our youth who do a great job helping with these events every month.

Our next Know Your Neighbor event will be on Saturday August 5th at 1:00pm. Please invite and bring your neighbors, colleagues and friends of every faith to join us. RSVP to by August 4th. 
After Fajr Breakfast
Saturday, July 29
Immediately following Fajr in the Gym
Fajr Iqama will be at 5:30am

The last Saturday of each month (tentatively), join us for Fajr Salat at 5:30am 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.
ICGC's Cincinnati Muslim Professionals (CMP) presents
Professional Development Sessions

Sunday, July 30
Mirror Hall
Opportunity for Muslim-Catholic Dialogue

For more information, contact Catholic Social Action at 513-421-3131 ext. 2660 or
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
Sheikh Hossam Musa
2nd Juma'a - 3:30 
Dr. Ashraf Traboulsi

Meet the Board  @ Juma'ah!
Friday, August 4
On the first Friday of each month, a Board member will be present at the Welcome Table at Juma'ah to meet/greet the community.  Please stop by with any comments or questions. 
Iqama Times
Fajr: 5:15 AM
Dhuhr: 2:00 PM
Asr: 6:00 PM
Maghrib: Sunset
Isha: 10:45 PM
Imam Contact & Hours
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)
Or Donate ANY day in the Masjid!
Free Emergency Preparedness Guide

Stop by the office and ask for an Emergency Preparedness Guide!
There are free while supplies last
Limit one set per family, please
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
Fridays after 1st Juma'ah
Community Room

Youth Group Meeting
Friday, July 21
After 2nd khutba
Community Room

Girls Teen Club
On Summer Break

Alzaharwat Girls Club
On Summer Break

Adult Soccer Pickup Games
Saturdays,  6:00pm
Outdoor Athletic Field

Youth Development Program
On Break
New Muslim's Group
Sundays 12:30pm, Mirror Hall classroom

Ladies Tajweed Class
Sundays 3:00-4:30pm, Community Center classroom

Boys & Dads Club

Kids Quran Connections
On Summer Break

Men's Basketball
Mondays & Wednesdays
6:30 - 8:30 pm, GYM

Ladies Quran
Resumes July 25
Tuesdays, 8:30am
Community Room

Tuesdays & Thursdays
6:00-8:00pm, GYM

Ladies Fitness Class
On break

Riyad Us-Saliheen with Sheikh Hossam
After Maghreb,  Masjid

Math Tutoring
High school and middle school students every Sat. 

Four new books by respected Scholar & ICGC Board Member, Dr. Baher Foad

Islam is a religion of logic

Understanding the Seerah in the context of the Qur'an

Understanding the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) in the context of the Qur'an

Noble Character volume three

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:
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.

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  
Take Action Against Hate

In the current climate of increased hate crimes and hateful rhetoric across our country, we encourage our community members to sign on and send a letter to their Congressional representative through the following link. This is a joint call for increase in vigilance, reporting and follow up regarding hate crimes across our country which is initiated by the national Muslim Jewish Advisory Council on which the ICGC president serves.

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

Tariq Rehman wrote a blog post about public relations, particularly the branch of community relations, as it pertains to our Muslim community in Cincinnati. It is on the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), Cincinnati Chapter's "PR Visions" blog.  Hope you enjoy the posting, "like" it, and InshaAllah share any feedback you may have.
The Search for Community Relations by Tariq Rehman