Our Youth Director

Ustadh Ismail Bowers

Ustadh Ismail Bowers is highly qualified to teach both Arabic and Islamic studies and has earned an ‘Alimiyya degree in Islamic Studies from the prestigious University of Al Quaraouiyine in Fes, Morocco.

Ismail was the co-founder and president of the well-known religious organization, Muslim Youth of Knoxville (MYK). The purpose of the group is to help young American Muslims learn about their faith and to encourage positive companionship and spiritual growth. In addition, he was a member of the Tennessee Olympic Soccer Team and played Division one soccer at East Tennessee State University.

In Fall 2020, Ismail was selected for the Masters in Theology program at the highly regarded, Emory University, where he will be attending remotely for the coming year. He has a great deal of experience working with youth as a Sunday School teacher and Islamic Studies and Arabic tutor in Knoxville, TN, his hometown.

Ismail moved to Toledo last year with his wife, Yousra, and officially began working for the Islamic Center in October as Associate Imam and Director of Youth Development.

Contact Info:
Main Office: 419-874-3509
Direct Line: 419-960-4350


For more information on our Pillars Youth 2021 – 2022 Program visit

To register for Pillars Youth (includes Sunday Pillars Youth Circle & Qur’an Program), fill out the below form.

Celebrate your Class of 2022 Graduate at our annual Youth Recognition Dinner on Thursday, May 26, 2022.

Invite family and friends to recognize your graduate and celebrate with your extended ICGT family. If you are looking to purchase an ad in the recognition book. please contact Nada Kaake at 567-249-8281 . 

RSVP to the dinner here

If you will be pursuing a higher education beyond high school, please apply for our Foundation of Islamic Center of Greater Toledo scholarships by clicking here.

Complete the online form or print and mail it to ICGT.  We’ll send you an invoice for the tickets after we’ve received your form. 

Download the form here. 

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