Islamic Day in Ohio

Each year in the month of October, the Islamic Council of Ohio promotes and celebrates the Islamic Day in Ohio (IDO). In 1987, then Ohio Governor Richard Celeste declared an official Islamic Day in Ohio, which occurred as a direct result of the Council’s efforts in promoting Islam to our elected public officials. The tradition has continued, and each year an Islamic Center within the State of Ohio is selected by ICO to be host of the event. The goal of IDO is to promote and educate others about Islam, its ideals, teachings and practices, to our local Ohio communities. In addition, IDO affords various Islamic Centers the opportunity to have open and interactive, interfaith-dialogues between the host Muslim community and the non-Muslim communities in the vicinity. The tradition has been very impactful and successful in prior years, and ICO will continue this tradition, as well as continue to solidify ties with Ohio public officials, in aspirations of promoting Islam in a pure and genuine light to the public.

This year the Islamic Council of Ohio will celebrate the 29th Annual Islamic Day in Ohio titled "Faith & Politics: Our Shared Responsibility""

When: Saturday, October 8, 2016
Where: The Boat House | 679 West Spring Street | Columbus, Ohio 43215
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sayyid M. Syeed, National Director for Interfaith & Community Alliances, ISNA
Speaker: Judge Walter H. Rice, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
This year the Islamic Council of Ohio will celebrate the 28th Annual Islamic Day in Ohio titled "Regaining Humanity, Healing the World!"

When: Saturday, October 10, 2015
Where: Islamic Center of Cleveland | 6055 West 130th Street | Parma, Ohio 44130
Keynote Speaker: Shiekh Musa Sugapong, Islamic Scholar
Speaker: Imam Fouad Saeed, Imam of the Islamic Center of Cleveland
In 2014 the Islamic Council of Ohio celebrated the 27th Annual Islamic Day in Ohio titled "Ohio Muslims: Caring & Sharing"

When: Saturday, October 18, 2014
Where: Islamic Association of Cincinnati | 3668 Clifton Ave. | Cincinnati, Ohio 45220
Keynote Speaker: Sr. Roula Allouch, CAIR National Board President
Speaker: Imam Ismaeel Chartier, Imam of the Islamic Association of Cincinnati
In 2013 the Islamic Council of Ohio celebrated the 26th Annual Islamic Day in Ohio titled "Sharing our Common Moral Values"

When: Saturday, October 12, 2013
Where: Masjid Al-Khair | 1670 Homewood Ave. | Youngstown, Ohio 44501
Keynote Speaker: Muhammad Hameeduddin, Mayor of Teaneck, NJ
Speaker: Dr. Mustansir Mir, Professor of Religion & Philosophy at Youngstown State University
In 2012 the Islamic Council of Ohio celebrated the 25th Annual Islamic Day in Ohio titled "Ohio Muslims for a Just & Prosperous America"

When: Saturday, October 13, 2012
Where: Ohio Statehouse Atrium | 1 Capitol Square | Columbus, Ohio 43215
Keynote Speaker: Saeed Khan, Lecturer in the Department of Near East & Asian Studies at Wayne State University - Detroit, MI
Speaker: Thomas Blincoe, Executive Director of the OSU Wexner Medical Center
In 2011 the Islamic Council of Ohio celebrated the 24th Annual Islamic Day in Ohio titled "Muslim Contributions to America"

When: Saturday, October 8, 2011
Where: Islamic Center of Akron / Kent | 152 E. Steels Corners Rd. | Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44224
Keynote Speaker: Zahid Bukhari, PhD., President, Islamic Circle of North America
In 2010 the Islamic Council of Ohio celebrated the 23rd Annual Islamic Day in Ohio titled "Promoting Civic Engagement"

When: Saturday, October 17, 2010
Where: The Great Hall at The Stranahan | 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. | Toledo, Ohio 43614
Keynote Speaker: Juan Cole, Professor of History at the University of Michigan
In 2009 the Islamic Council of Ohio celebrated the 22nd Annual Islamic Day in Ohio titled "Ohio Muslims Serving Ohio"

When: Saturday, October 10, 2009
Where: The Mandalay | 2700 E. River Rd. | Dayton, Ohio 45439
Keynote Speaker: Ihsan Bagby, PhD., Associate Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Kentucky
Speaker: Rev. Barbara Battin, PhD., Campus Minister at Sinclair Community College
In 2008 the Islamic Council of Ohio celebrated the 21st Annual Islamic Day in Ohio titled "Election 2008 & the Role of Ohio Muslims"

When: Saturday, October 18, 2008
Where: Islamic Center of Cleveland | 6055 West 130 Street | Parma, Ohio 44130
Keynote Speaker: Saeed Khan J.D., Institute for Social Policy and Understanding in Detroit, MI
Speaker: Daniel Brady, Former Ohio State Senator, Cleveland, Ohio
In 2007 the Islamic Council of Ohio celebrated the 20th Annual Islamic Day in Ohio titled "Challenges Facing American Muslims"

When: Saturday, November 3, 2007
Where: Confluence Park Restaurant | 679 West Spring Street | Columbus, Ohio 43215
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sabra Webber, Department of Comparative Studies in the Humanities and Near Eastern Languages& Cultures at Ohio State University
Speaker: Dr. Alam Payind, Director of Middle East Studies Center at Ohio State University
In 2005 the Islamic Council of Ohio celebrated the 18th Annual Islamic Day in Ohio titled "Blessings of Ramadan for All of Humanity"

When: Saturday, October 1, 2005
Where: Islamic Center of Greater Toledo | 25877 Scheider Road | Perrysburg, Ohio 43551
Keynote Speaker: Ray Jones, Special Assistant to Ohio Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell
Speaker: Dr. Adel A. Bakr, Consultant on Education & Da' Awa
In 2003 the Islamic Council of Ohio celebrated the 16th Annual Islamic Day in Ohio titled "Towards Reconciliation & Peace"

When: Saturday, October 11, 2003
Where: The Muslim Community Center | 3662 E. Patterson Rd. | Bevercreek, Ohio
Keynote Speaker: Honorable J. Kenneth Blackwell, Secretary of State, State of Ohio
Speaker: Br. Ibrahim Abdil-Mu'ld Ramey, Muslim Peace Fellowship in Nyack, NY
In 2001 the Islamic Council of Ohio celebrated the 14th Annual Islamic Day in Ohio titled "Getting Involved"

When: Saturday, October 13, 2001
Where: Islamic Center of Greater Toledo | 25877 Scheider Road | Perrysburg, Ohio 43551
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Muqtedar Khan, Director of International Studies at Adrian College
Speaker: Br. Ibrahim Abdil-Mu'ld Ramey, Muslim Peace Fellowship in Nyack, NY