Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati
News & Upcoming Events
August 12, 2016 Issue
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Donations of School Supplies Needed

The need is great. Please donate NOW through August 12th  

Questions? Contact Fatima 907-0701 or Melat 255-2567
Youth Group Election
Friday, August 12
After 2nd jummah for 1.5 hours
In the Education bldg Mirror Hall
Thursday, August 11 is the deadline to register to vote in the upcoming Youth Group Election.
You cannot vote if you do not register.

Questions? Contact Ahmad Saqr, Youth Coordinator at, or Fatima Emlemdi. 

Job/Career Resource Fair

Saturday, August 13
GYM, inside the COmmunity Center
Questions? 513-512-5801 or

Admin office hours will return to regular school time hours beginning on Tuesday, August 16th    
(8:30am - 4:00pm)
Juma'a Times
1st Juma'a - 1:15 pm
Dr. Baher Foad
2nd Juma'a - 3:30 pm
Dr. Haroon Chaudhry
Iqama Times
Fajr: 5:45 AM
Dhuhr: 2:00 PM
Asr: 6:00 PM
Maghrib: Sunset
Isha: 10:15 PM
Ongoing Activities
Senior Group

Girls Teen Club
Friday, August 19

Youth Development Program
Sundays at Fajr Iqama
(boys and girls alternate weeks)
Choose a link below to Register

New Muslim's Group
Sundays 12:30 - 2:00pm
Inside the Masjid  

Boys & Dads Club
On summer break 

Kids Quran Program
August 1-September 9
Mon & Wed 5:00-6:30pm
(Friday is make up day)

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

5:00 - 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.
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Weekend School Registration
Please contact Tilat Rizvi (, 513-256-5868) Or Br. Gulame Asif (, 748-9424) for any questions.
Weekend School Basketball Registration

Sunday, August 14
1) You can now register online at:
You can pay by credit card or Paypal right online.  If your child registered last year then you only need to complete the sections with a STAR (*) next to it. If it is the first time you are registering then you will need to complete all of the information. When registering online you will be required to pay before you can complete the registration process. If you want to pay by check/cash then you will need to come to our designated registration dates which we will provide. 
2) On Sunday August 14th we will have a table set up in the gym alongside the Sunday school registration tables from 11am-1pm. We can help you register online and if you want to pay by check/cash then you can do so at this time. For the people who want to pay by check and cannot make it on August 14th then please check the newsletter for additional in-person registration dates.
3) Financial Aid: For anyone needing financial aid for the basketball registration please email Faris Ghani directly in confidence:
International Academy Open House
Monday, August 15

MGTC (Muslim Girls Teen Club) Kickoff Meeting

Friday, August 19
Community Center Classroom
The Teen Club is aimed for girls aged 13 years and up, with bi-weekly meetings from 6:00-8:00 at the Islamic Center. For more information, please email
Registration link for this year is below, make sure to register to get the latest news and updates on meetings and events:
More details will be sent out to the enrolled teens
Legends: The Legacy of Abu Bakr- with Mufti Hussain Kamani of the Qalam Institute
Saturday August 20
6:30 PM - ICGC Mirror Hall

He was given the title of As-Siddiq (The Truthful). His support and love for Prophet Muhammad (S) was unmatched. He was the first Khalifa of the Muslims. He's now buried next to our Rasul (S). How did Abu Bakr (R) become one of the most beloved companions?

Free babysitting provided
Paid Advertisement  - want advertise you business? Email
Coffee With a Cop

Tuesday, August 23
No RSVP required. Just drop by for conversation and refreshments.

From Citizen to Enemy Co-Sponsored Event
Saturday, August 27
UC College of Law
2540 Clifton Ave, Cincinnati 45221
Parking Lot Safety

Safety is a top priority at the Islamic Center. We have received reports of unsafe driving. Anyone driving unsafely, including new drivers, could be reported to police and asked to leave. People are asked to not park improperly or in non-designated spaces.
Paid Advertisement   - want advertise you business? Email
Time to Renew Your Membership! or Join if You haven't Yet!

Renew Your IEC Membership
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!

We Need You!
If you are not a member yet, there is no better time to join. Forms can be picked up in the office M-F 9am-4:30pm
* 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

Women's 10-hour SAFE Self-Defense Class
Spots are limited so register now. 
Classes Sep 15 - Oct 13 (Five 2-hour classes)
Lakota West High School
Class instructors are West Chester Police officers
A program offered by the West Chester Police Department expands on the 2 hour SMART Self-Defense class. This class is being offered to women 16 years and older.

SAFE: Self-defense Awareness Fundamental Education, was created as a result of requests by members of the community that had taken the SMART Class and wanted more in depth training. The sessions include guided discussion on topics women could encounter in their everyday lives, with the majority of time spent in rigorous self-defense training. There is a focus on rape prevention, personal protection and self-awareness.

The 10-hour program is free and will be offered for 2-hours a day for 5 days. The program begins September 15 through October 13, 2016 6-8 p.m. Participants must be able to attend all five days for which they register. The class will be offered at Lakota West High School in the wrestling room.

Spots are limited. This is a very physical course so please wear athletic attire.

If you sign-up and are not able to attend, please be courteous and remove your name or call 513-759-7260 to have your name removed. This opens your slot to allow others who would like to attend the class to register.

Click the link below to register:
Xavier Interfaith Project & related Part-time Paid Work

Interfaith Project:
Xavier University is looking for 10 young Muslim professionals (ages 21-30+) to come together with other faith professionals (10 Jewish and 10 Christian) for 3 sessions

The first of these sessions is going to be held at Xavier on 8/21 and is going to be a study on the value and importance of lifelong study in these three traditions. In the following three sessions (Sept 25, Oct 23, Nov 20) we'll be studying on the environment, community responsibility and building a life (dating, married, having kids). These sessions will be at 3 different locations that represent these 3 religions.

Part-time Paid Interfaith Project Work:
Xavier University with the Brueggeman Center is looking for someone in the Muslim Community to work with the Interfaith Project coordinators (Jordy Cohen and Judie Kuhlman) for a few hours every week on the www.InterfaithCincy.orgwebsite. 

Please contact Shabana Shakir Ahmed if you are interested:
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.
Islamic Day in Ohio

Saturday, October 8
The Boat House, located in Columbus
Tickets are available for purchase in the ICGC Office!
Amazon & Kroger Programs that Benefit the Masjid
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!

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