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Community Spotlight: Raya Smidi

We're thrilled to launch our newest online series spotlighting ICGT community members. Alhamdulillah, our community is growing and we have a mix of familiar and new faces at the masjid. In order to bridge our community together and get to know each other, we'll be highlighting a new community member each month.   Community Spotlight read more


#GivingTuesday – Thank You For Supporting ICGT

Assalamu alaikum, For this Giving Tuesday, we ask that you support the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo whether you donate $5 or $500 - every little bit helps. Click here to donate today via our campaign on Facebook. What's special about donating today via Facebook? Facebook and Meta will match dollar for dollar all contributions made on this day, November 30th.  With your support, we can help service the Muslim community by providing quality Islamic education and programs for all ages that are indispensable. An investment in your masjid is an investment in future generations of knowledgeable Muslim leaders and community members. Together, we'll be able...

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A Message from the President

Assalamu alaikum, Dear Brothers and Sisters, Whether you have been a part of our masjid family for a few months or many years, your presence has left a unique mark in the life of our masjid and our masjid family.  While our virtual relationship during the pandemic grew, we all have realized that there is no substitute for in person services.  We've missed seeing you and we're excited to welcome you back and build an even stronger ICGT community! As we return to normal, we are thrilled and look forward to all the opportunities for community and fellowship that we will share...

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Eid al-Adha 2021: A Message from the Imam

  Assalamu alaikum my dear beloved community, The days of Dhul Hijjah have already entered upon us. They are considered the best 10 days of the year, and the Prophet ﷺ taught us that fasting on the 9th (the day of ‘Arafa) atones for 2 years of sins—all of this symboling a “second chance” after Ramadan. Of course, these days are centered around the pilgrimage, or Hajj, to Mecca. In addition to being one of the 5 pillars of Muslim religious praxis, the Hajj reminds us of a very fundamental principle that...

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From the Imam’s Office

Dear beloved community,

Assalamu alaikum, and Eid Mubarak to all of you. I cannot express how grateful I am to be a part of this exemplary American Muslim community.

What we’ve accomplished and continue to accomplish together is truly inspiring. Many across the country and world have looked upon our center as a model Masjid, from our spiritual and religious programming to our initiative towards our vaccine clinic effort with our beloved health commissioner Ben Robison. In fact, multiple families have moved to Perrysburg just to be part of it and some on...

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From the Imam’s Office

Oh believers! Fasting is prescribed for you, as it was prescribed for those before you, so that you may be mindful of God. It was in the month of Ramadan that the Quran was revealed as guidance for mankind, clear messages giving guidance and distinguishing between right and wrong. So any one of you who is present that month should fast, and anyone who is ill or on a journey should make up for the lost days by fasting on other days later. God wants ease for you, not hardship. He wants you to complete the prescribed period and...

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Join Our Community Today!

Assalamu alaikum, 2020 was a challenging year for the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo. While in-person programming was limited, that did not stop us from continuing our mission to serve the needs of our community. The Council has worked diligently to assess those needs and provide space, virtual and actual, to deliver many services. It is our intention for the Center to continue to be the shining light for the Muslim community in future generations, as it has been since its inception, in the greater Toledo area. Despite the challenges we face, we feel that we are on the verge...

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Reopening for Jumu’ah Prayers

Assalamu alaikum, InshAllah the Islamic Center will be re-opening on, Friday, February 5, 2021 in a limited capacity. Jumu'ah will be held in the main prayer hall with policies put forth by the COVID-19 Task Force. Alhamdulillah, there has been a decrease in COVID-19 cases in the region over the last couple of weeks and many of the highest risk members in our community have been or are in the process of getting vaccinated from this deadly virus. We realize how difficult it has been on the community to be away from the Masjid for all this time, unable to see your fellow community...

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Meet Sara Dastagir: Executive Director of ICGT

The Islamic Center of Greater Toledo is proud to announce a new addition to our leadership team! Sara Dastagir will be joining us in February as the Executive Director of the Center, working in collaboration with Council and reporting to the Council president. Sara is a dedicated leader in her community with experience working in government management and community building. Over the past three years, she served as the Assistant to the mayor of Toledo and most recently Deputy Director of the Human Relations Commission (HRC) for the City of Toledo. During her...

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Daily Prayers to Resume

Dear Community members, We pray that you and your family are staying safe during the current health crisis. As you know the Islamic Center had to close down all in-person services again, in December, due to the rapid rise in Covid-19 numbers in Northwestern Ohio. Not only was there a large increase in cases in the greater community at that time, but there was and has been a significant increase in positive cases within our own community, ranging from minimal symptoms to those that are severely ill or have passed away.  We pray for those members that are still suffering...

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