Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati's  News & Upcoming Events
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For those who pay yearly we would like to encourage you to renew your membership at the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati at this time.
Don't forget about the option for monthly automatic deduction from either a checking account or credit card which makes paying your dues even easier and will automatically renew every year. For your convenience, you can pay your membership dues by credit card over-the-phone 9:00am-3:30pm M-F at 513-755-3280.
Not a Member? Become one now!
* Flexible dues so that everyone can afford Membership
* Sunday School Discounts
* Hall Rental Discounts 
* Eligible to Vote & run for ICGC Executive Board
* Reward from Allah * 
* For your Sadqa-e-Jariya
Quranic Supplications with Wisam Sharieff
Friday, December 2
Mirror Hall
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Job Readiness Workshop

Saturday, December 3
Community Room inside the Community Center
Walk-ins are welcome, RSVP's are appreciated
Please call 513-512-5801 or email

Visit Rahma Community Services Online!
New Youth Soccer Program
Saturday, December 3
Mirror Hall
Information Session to provide an overview of the new youth soccer program planned to being in Spring of 2017  for boys ages 7-18 in three groups:
  1. Pee Wee
  2. Junior
  3. Senior
This session will provide you an overview of the program with frequently asked questions.
This will also provide an opportunity to those that are interested in helping out (volunteering, coaching).
Basketball Outreach Scrimmage
ICGC Senior Boys Team  VS. Crossroads Church Youth Group (High School Players Only)

Sunday, December 4
As part of our expansion of the ICGC Basketball program, we will be having our first Athletic Outreach Scrimmage game this Sunday. Please see details below:
PURPOSE: We are all well aware of the challenges we face today.  We had a wonderful event last week with the MEET YOUR NEIGHBOR at ICGC. This is another way of reaching out to the non-Muslim community with a focus on the youth. The youth group from Crossroads Church and their members will have a chance to come to our Center for a tour and both of our youth groups will play in a friendly exhibition match. It is important to show that kids from Muslim communities are just like any other American kids.  
SCHEDULE/ STRUCTURE OF EVENT: We are looking to play 2 games, possibly more depending on how much time we have.  This will be our Senior Boys only.  We will be giving a tour and offer refreshments as well.  
Please do try to attend as it will be another opportunity to interact with a wonderful group of people from Crossroads Church and at the same time enjoy the basketball game.  We would like to have more of these types of events in the future as it is a great way to expand our outreach and interfaith programs.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.
  Faris Ghani,  513.417.4039  (cell)
New Family Tea Social
tea-cup-breakfast.jpg Sunday, December 11
11:00am - 1:00pm
Community Room, inside the Community Center bldg.
Is This Your 1st Year in Cincinnati? 
 Welcome to the community! 
If you recently moved to the Cincinnati area, we would like to meet you and your family. Come and have tea with us and make new friends!
Women's Interfaith  Night at the Movies
American Jewish Committee and the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati 
invite you to an evening of film, food and friendship

Monday, December 12
ICGC's Mirror Hall

A facilitated discussion will follow the movie screening
and refreshments will be served

RSVP online 
or call 513-621-4020

Bring your wedding photo albums so we can reveal and reminisce
about our own wedding customs!

ARRANGED centers on the friendship between an Orthodox Jewish woman and a Muslim woman who meet as first-year teachers at a public school in Brooklyn. Over the course of the year they learn they share much in common - not least of which is that they are both going through the process of arranged marriages.
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After Salat with Shaikh Hossam Musa
Family Fridays (every other Friday)
Friday, December 9
After Maghrib inside the Masjid
Join us every other Friday for Seerah and a variety of topics relevant to practicing Islam in America.

Riyad Us-Saliheen (weekly)
Wednesday, December 7
After Isha (7:30pm)
Inside the Masjid
Join us every Wednesday for Riyad Us-Saliheen after Isha, which is promptly at 7:30pm.  

Rahma Community Services, an ICGC initiative, would like to announce...

Juma'a Times
1st Juma'a - 1:15 pm
Sheikh Hossam Musa
2nd Juma'a - 3:00 pm
Imam Wisam Sharieff

On Fridays Asr is promptly at 3:45 pm

Iqama Times
Fajr: 6:45 AM
Dhuhr: 1:00 PM
Asr: 3:30 PM
Maghrib: Sunset
Isha: 7:30 PM

YDP fall sweatshirt line is now available to purchase! 
Hoodies are "fitted" so if you wear a large, X-Large might be best. 

These are designed to reflect Islamic concepts with a universal theme. Our goal is that not only YDP members purchase them, but everyone in the family buys one.  100% of proceeds supports YDP activities. Thank you for all of your support! Please order ASAP!
Weekend School Sunday Schedule
Language Classes: 
Religious/Quranic Classes:
Prep for Prayer:
Zuhr Prayer:
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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.

Senior Group
Community Room

Youth Group Meeting
Friday, December 2
After 2nd khutba (4:15pm)
Community Room

Family Fridays with Shaikh Hossam
Friday, December 9
After Maghrib

Girls Teen Club
Friday, December 9

Alzaharwat Girls Club
Saturday, December 17
Only for girls already pre-registered

Youth Development Program
Boys/Girls alternate Sundays
Choose a link below to Register
New Muslim's Group
Sundays 12:30 - 2:00pm
Inside the Education Building

Boys & Dads Club
2:00 - 4:00pm
Community Center

Kids Quran Connections

Men's Basketball
Monday & Wednesday
6:30 - 8:30 pm, GYM

Tuesdays & Thursdays
5:00 - 7:00 pm, GYM 

Riyad Us-Saliheen with Shaikh Hossam Musa
After Maghrib

Math Tutoring
High school and middle school students every Sat. 

Job Opportunity:
Rahma Refugee Services Coordinator
Rahma Community Services is a social service initiative of Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati (ICGC). Rahma provides support services in the following areas:

Family Sustainability
Health & Care Support
Domestic Violence
Social Support

We are looking for a Refugee Services Coordinator, responsible for providing direct & indirect support services to refugee families in the Greater Cincinnati area. The primary role of this position is to provide assessment, planning, linkage, coordination, monitoring, evaluation & advocacy to the refugee families, mentor families and relevant case staff and volunteers. This is a part time (25 hrs/week) contractual position with salary commensurate with experience & education.

If interested in applying for this position, please email resume to Samira Jaweed Rahma Program Manager at
Spring Umrah with Sheikh Hossam Musa

March 25-April 2, 2017
or call: Gihan 1-212-725-2022 ext102
Please share the news with your friends and family.

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