Welcome to the Islamic Council of Ohio!

The Islamic Council of Ohio's mission is to Unite Ohio's Muslim communities and promote the understanding of Islam with the public-at-large.


The Islamic Council of Ohio (ICO) was formed in 1985 as a non-profit organization with the aim of serving the needs and interests of the State’s growing Muslim communities.

As Muslim centers began springing forth around Ohio, establishing mosques and other grass roots organizations, a need arose to coordinate a unified, state-wide collective voice. Thus, the Islamic Council of Ohio was established to achieve this aim. As a result, this body of independent communities have united together with the purpose of enhancing communication among and between the various members, provide a strong and unified voice, strengthen the Islamic bonds, and to serve as a state-wide representative to public and private organizations on behalf of Ohio’s Muslim community.


The Council has established goals that it aspires to achieve while working collaboratively with all of the State's ICO members.

Among these, the Council's objectives are to:

  • Provide support for the local community
  • Seek to educate the non-Muslim community about Islam and Muslims with the intention of dispelling main-stream misconceptions and abating prejudice
  • Counter biases or acts of discrimination directed at Muslim individuals
  • Promote inclusion of Muslims in our American society by enabling and encouraging their greater participation in civic, cultural, and socio-political affairs
  • Serve as a clearing house of information and referral service both for the Muslim community and the public-at-large
  • Expand positive recognition of Islam by promoting public awareness programs and events that involve the socio-religious interactions of both Muslims and non-Muslims, such as Islamic Day of Ohio