Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati
News & Upcoming Events
May 20, 2016 Issue
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Summer Hours for Administrative Office begins on Monday, May 26 - Mon-Friday,  9:00am-4:30pm
Please make an appointment or come before 3:30 for Marriage, Family Assistance or Hall Rental requests.

Last day of Sunday School classes will be on May 22. Graduation ceremony will be on June 5

All Facilities will be Closed on  Monday, May 30
except for Masjid open for 5 daily prayers

Family Fun Night @ Mercy Healthplex

Saturday, May 21
7:00pm - 2:00am
Mercy Healthplex
3050 Mack Rd. , Fairfield, OH 45014

Kids4Peace Interfaith Camp for Youth entering 7th Grade
Only 30 spots available so register now!

See the flyer below for details. Or click here to download the flyer. 

Contact Rob Gleisser, Camp Director at

Register Now at

Y-Talk, an ICGC Youth Group Initiative

Friday, May 20
4:45-5:45pm inside the ICGC Gym
Free & Open to Everyone!

Khateeb Bio:
Sheikh Fisal Hammouda has a Masters degree in aeronautical engineering and has studied with multiple Islamic scholars across the globe. He is a renown speaker who has been involved in many Islamic organizations, including ISNA, MYNA, and MSA, as well as facilitating humanitarian relief work for many decades.

He will be delivering both Jumma Khutba's and his topic is "We are the messengers of the Messenger."

He will also be having an important discussion with our youth on Friday afternoon:

Rahma & Tours & Talks Committee Present
"Ladies Interfaith Social"
Saturday, May 21
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Education Building

"O mankind, indeed We have created you from male and female and made you peoples and tribes that you may know one another. Indeed, the most noble of you in the sight of Allah is the most righteous of you. Indeed, Allah is Knowing and Acquainted" {Quran 49:13}

Rahma and ICGC talks and tours would like you to join us in welcoming and getting to know our neighbors from First Unitarian church Women's Group. 
The women's group will have a tour of ICGC starting at 11:00 AM followed by a social get together and a series of Q&A at Circle of friends in a relaxed and fun setting.
We hope to see you all there to represent our community and culture.
Light snacks will be offered :)

Juma'a Times
1st Juma'a - 1:15 pm
2nd Juma'a - 3:30 pm

Sheikh Fisal Hammouda
"We are the messengers of the Messenger" 
Iqama Times
Fajr: 5:30 AM
Dhuhr: 2:00 PM
Asr: 6:00 PM
Maghrib: Sunset
Isha: 10:30 PM

Mother's & Young Children, Enhance Your Juma'ah Experience
The Mothers Prayer Room in the Community Center with beautiful surroundings make it easy for mothers with young children to listen to the Khutba and participate in Juma'ah congregation. It is open for the 1:15 and the 3:30 Khutbas and prayers.

A new Islamic Kids library is inside The Mother's Prayer Room! Your little ones can enjoy these books during juma and then put them back for others to enjoy. 

Weekend School Class Times

Advanced Arabic/Language Classes

10:00 - 11:00 AM

Regular Classes 1st Period

11:00 AM - 12:25 PM


12:25 - 12:35 PM

Regular Classes 2nd Period

12:35 - 2:00 PM

Last day of class is May 22

No classes on May 29

Graduation ceremony will be June 5
Ongoing Activities
Senior Group

Girls Teen Club
Friday, May 20
5:30-8:30pm, Classroom A

New Muslim's Group
Sundays 12:30 - 2:00pm
Education Bldg, classroom  

Boys & Dads Club
4:30-7:00pm, Gym 

Kids Quran Program
Mon & Wed, 5:00-6:30pm
Fri, makeup day 5:00-6:30pm
Community Center classrooms

Men's Basketball
Mon & Wed
6:30 - 8:30 pm, GYM 

Ladies Quran
8:30am, Community Center

Ladies Fitness
7:00 - 8:30 pm, GYM 

Tues & Thur
5:30 - 7:00 pm, GYM 

Math Tutoring
High school and middle school students every Sat.

Please contact th e 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.

Donate Today

Presenting New books authored by Dr. Baher Foad, ICGC Board Member & Fiqh Scholar

Available in the Masjid bookstore and Admin Office. All proceeds benefit the Masjid

" What Christians should know about the Qur'an and Muhammad "    $13

"Understanding the New Testament in the Context of the Quran "    $20

"The Qur'an: Its message, contents and concepts "    $20

ReCharge Your Iman with our new Imam

Friday, June 3
8:00pm in the 

Early Childhood Programs at the International Academy

International Academy of Cincinnati
8094 Plantation Drive
West Chester, OH 45069
Alhamdulillah, Annual Day 16 was a Great Hit!

 Annual Day program 
brought 16 Islamic schools together from 3 states including Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio. Annual Day brings together youth from regional Islamic schools for a weekend of competition and fun. We had total 32 basketball teams, 70 Quranic reciters and many guests from across three states.

Register to Vote
ICGC encourages all community members who are US citizens to register to vote in order to exercise their civic duty and have a voice in policies and election of people that will directly effect them as Muslim Americans. Voter Registration forms are available at the Masjid exit after juma'ah, in the Administrative office, or online at the link below.

Youth Development Program (YDP)

Qur'anic education and sports activities for middle & high school  boys and girls . Sessions are moderated by our new youth coordinator, Ahmad Saqr. 

To sign up...

Boys: May 22
Middle School 7:00-9:00 AM  Register Here
High School 9:00-11:00 AM   Register Here

Girls:  May 29
Middle School 7:00-9:00 AM  Register Here
High School 9:00-11:00 AM  Register Here
Our Masjid, Our Future
We are excited to inform you that a campaign by the name -  Our Masjid, Our Future - is being started to ensure that our beautiful place of worship will remain vibrant for this and future generations to come. A small team of volunteers has been chartered to engage everyone in the community to participate in making the Islamic Center financially self-reliant and self-sufficient. Please expect one of the following
members  to reach out to you in the coming weeks. We pray that by virtue of this endeavor Allah will bless this Muslim community in this life and in the hereafter - In'sha-Allah.
ICGC Board President
Shakila Ahmad
Members of the Campaign Team:
Junaid Malik
Sarwar Shareef
Sawsan Bouso
Rania Rawas
Rick Schwen
Anila Zindani
Nazim Fazlani
Ashraf Traboulsi
Mohamed Dhaman
Ramadan Hall Rental

Having an Iftar this Ramadan? Rent our Dinner Hall...
All Fridays and Saturdays during Ramadan have already been booked!

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 (limited and subject to Board approval)

Steps for renting the Dinner Hall (gymnasium):
  1. Call the office 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 5 days prior to your rental)
  3. This Agreement + Payment must be returned to the office before your event date can be reserved.
  4. Return the completed Agreement to the Administrative Office in-person either during office hours 9am-4:00pm 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 5 days prior to your rental). 
Rental of the International Academy's cafeteria is done through the Academy Office in person from 9am-2pm. Call 513-755-0169 to inquire about rates and availability.
ICGC's Rahma Community Services is now accepting NEW CLIENTS

If you are looking for employment, education, or have any other needs, give us a call at 513-512-5801 or email at to schedule an appointment.
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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
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