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: