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Ladies & Women with Small Children Prayer Room
No Men please
For the convenience of Women with small children, there is a Ladies prayer room in the community center (near the gym). This is a prayer space is for Women, girls and small boys (about 5 and younger) only. No men, please. The Masjid hall is open and Men and boys should utilize the Masjid hall for prayer insha'Allah.  
We ask that the Ladies Prayer Room door be left closed to preserve privacy for the ladies using the space. Thank you for your continued dedication and cooperation. 
"Unapologetically Muslim" with Hassan Shibly & Karen Dabdoub
Friday, March 17
6:00pm, in the GYM hall
Islamic Weekend School
Quranic Recitation Competition

Sunday, March 19
Groups C & D
After Dhuhr in Mirror Hall

Results of Groups A & B, which was held on March 12:



Sen. Rob Portman spends Sunday at the Islamic Center and Summer Internship Opportunities


2017 Summer Internship Opportunities with
U.S. Senator Rob Portman's Cincinnati office
Click here for PDF of full details

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INTAC PTO Skating Party

Thursday, March 23
6:00-8:00pm
SKATETOWN USA
8730 North Pavilion Dr.  West Chester OH 54069

After Fajr Breakfast
Saturday, March 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  mojibur71@yahoo.com  if you can help or have questions.
MYNA Spring Youth Camps


This event is organized solely by Muslim Youth of North America (MYNA). Any questions regarding this event should be directed to MYNA at 317-838-8130 or admin@myna.org
Annual Day Basketball Tournament
April 14-16
More details coming soon!

United Way Leaders & Legends Luncheon

Wednesday, April 19
The Islamic Center would like to thank United Way of Greater Cincinnati for their voice, their work and the invaluable support for the Center, Rahma Social Services and for the upcoming recognition of ICGC Board Chair for her work to promote diversity in our region. 

We welcome you to reserve a seat for the United Way Leaders & Legends Luncheon on 4/19 and be seated with the Islamic Center. Please contact the office or the link below for details.


Over the weekend, the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati received a bomb threat and was the target of hate.  This act is unfair, unjust and does not represent the feelings of the entire community. 
 
Such acts of hate and violence should not be tolerated.  United Way of Greater Cincinnati stands united in our efforts to promote diversity and inclusion.  We invite you to join us in intentionally embracing our differences, as well as focusing on how much we have in common. 

 
Ms. Shakila  Ahmad, President of the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati and a United Way of Greater Cincinnati Board Member, had this to say in response to the incident. "ICGC is concerned, but we will not be intimidated. We ask Greater Cincinnati to stand alongside us in pursuing a community that welcomes love, kindness and compassion as our Quran teaches. When you hear racist comments, firmly declare that's not acceptable in Greater Cincinnati."
 
We stand in solidarity with the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati and all who are affected by this display of prejudice.  We will continue to work to build a community where ALL can participate, prosper and reach their fullest potential.
 
We will honor Ms. Ahmad's community leadership and her efforts to promote diversity in our region on
April 19 at United Way's Leaders & Legends Luncheon.  We invite you to join us in celebrating Ms. Ahmad.


Additionally, we encourage you to actively explore ways to demonstrate how you can LIVE UNITED. To learn more or to register for events to learn about the Islamic faith, please visit:  http://cincinnatiislamiccenter.org/events-page/
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"
hours
Juma'a Times
1st Juma'a - 1:15 pm
KHUTEEB:
Hassan Shibly, Guest Khuteeb & Speaker
 
2nd Juma'a - 3:30 pm
KHUTEEB:
Sheikh Hossam Musa

Iqama Times
Fajr: 7:00 AM
Dhuhr: 2:00 PM
Asr: 5:30 PM
Maghrib: Sunset
Isha: 9:15 PM
Or Donate ANY day in the Masjid!
Islamic  Weekend School's Sunday Schedule
Language Classes: 
10:00-11:00
 
Religious/Quranic Classes:
11:00-2:00
 
Break:
12:25-12:40
 
Prep for Prayer:
2:00-2:10
 
Zuhr Prayer:
2:10-2:30

Important Dates:
Annual Day 4/15 & 4/16
Memorial Day 5/28 (no classes)
Graduation Day 6/4
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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


 
Rahma Community Services has positions to fill
513-512-5801
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
Between 1st & 2nd Juma'ah
Community Room

ICGC YG
Youth Group Meeting
Friday, March 17
After 2nd khutba
Community Room

MGTC
Girls Teen Club
Friday, March 17
6:00pm

Alzaharwat Girls Club
For girls already pre-registered

YDP
Youth Development Program
Boys/Girls alternate Sundays
March 19 is Boys
March 26 is Girls
Gym
Choose a link below to Register:
New Muslim's Group
Sundays 12:30pm, Mirror Hall classroom

BDC
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
Tuesdays
8:30am, Community Room

Riyad Us-Saliheen (weekly)
Wednesday, March 15
After ISHA inside the Masjid

Karate
Tuesdays
5:00-7:00pm,  GYM

Riyad Us-Saliheen with Sheikh Hossam
Wednesdays
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 
An Interfaith Peace Camp for current 6th 7th and 8th graders!



Details and registration at k4p.org/summer2017
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