About the Foundation

The Foundation of the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo, Inc., is an organization that manages donations for the long term benefit of the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo community. The Center’s goals, and its long term programs; and to the advancement of Islam, Islamic educational programs, and numerous other charitable community causes.


The primary purpose of this foundation is to solicit and manage long term contributions and funds for the perpetual trust of the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo, 25877 Scheider Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 and its goals, as set forth in its Mission Statement adopted October 1996, by funding and supporting the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo, Inc. and its long term expansion programs. Further purposes of this foundation include funding and supporting other charitable causes which operate for the advancement of Islam or Islamic education.

Meet our Directors

M. Razi Rafeeq, M.D., Interim President and Chair, Islamic Food Bank of Toledo

Dr. M. Razi Rafeeq has been an active member of the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo (ICGT) since he moved to Toledo in 1982. He served on the ICGT Council for 12 years and chaired several committees, including the Religion and Education, Social Services, Finance and Budget, Visiting Scholars, and International Festival committees. He is a past president of the Center and has also served on the board of directors of the Foundation of ICGT. He has been a member of the ICGT Board of Trustees since 2005 and served as chair of the Board for 8 years. He has been a member of the Islamic Food Bank of Toledo (IFBT) committee since its inception in 2008 and currently serves as chair.

Dr. Rafeeq is an allergy/immunology specialist practicing in the Toledo area for over 35 years. In addition to his work in the medical field, Dr. Rafeeq is active in the Toledo community in the areas of children’s literacy and food insecurity.

Dr. Rafeeq resides in Holland, Ohio with his wife Shahida, and has three children, Asma, Mona and Mounir and three grandchildren, Sania, Zayna and Umar.

Dr. Nasir Ali, Vice-President

Dr. Ali is the Vice-President of the Foundation and has been a member of ICGT for over 40 years and its foundation since its inception and believes in all good things they are involved in helping our community and NOW.

Saleem Zafar, M.D., Secretary

Saleem Zafar is the Secretary of the Foundation and chair of our scholarships committee.

Naveed Ahmed, Director

Naveed Ahmed is the past president of the Foundation and a long standing member of The Islamic Center of Greater Toledo. He has served on its governing Council for more than 20 years, chairing many committees including Religion and Education, Maintenance , Youth and Publication. Has has also served on the ICGT Board of Trustees and also is on the leadership Committee that operates the Islamic Food Bank of Toledo. Mr. Ahmed retired from the Anderson’s in 2016 after 41 years, serving in many leadership positions in Operations and Business Development. He and his wife Rehana are active members of the ICGT. They have two boys, Nadeem and Noor and two grandchildren, Kiran and Noorah.

Steven Ariss, M.D., Director

Nadia Ashraf-Moghal, M.D., Director

Jameel Burkett, Director

Rita Mansour, Director

Agha Shahid, M.D., Director


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