The Islamic Centre of Oshawa (ICO) was established in the late 1970's as one of the first masjids in all of Ontario, Canada. The organization's history is very rich and longstanding, having impacted the lives of many Muslims residing both inside and on the outskirts of Oshawa.
Nestled in the heart of downtown Oshawa, the ICO is one of the oldest masjids in the Province of Ontario. The ICO is a non-profit organization and has been a Canadian registered charity in good standing since 1989 (official documentation provided).
The ICO was established and continues to operate with the aim of providing a place of worship for the expanding Muslim community and to cater to the Islamic educational needs of all members of our society.
Given its close proximity to the City Centre, the ICO is heavily relied upon not only by residents of the City of Oshawa, but also families traveling to and from Toronto, local businesses and individuals working in the area. Regular services currently provided at the ICO include the five daily congregational prayers, the Friday Jumma sermon and prayer, Taraweeh prayers in Ramadhan, the Eidain prayers and a variety of religious talks and programs held throughout the year.
To serve the Muslim community and help Muslims strengthen their faith and moral conduct.
- To have a holistic Islamic environment for the attendees of the centre.
- To have a centre that accommodates the needs of all members of our community.
- To provide outreach programs for both the Muslim and the Non-Muslim community.
- To advance the teachings of Islam according to the Holy Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
- To provide support and counseling services to the Muslim community.
- To provide funeral services.
- To ensure that people with disabilities have access to religious and social activities, events, and programs in their place of worship.
- To aid and help the poor and the needy.
- To build a new Islamic Centre that is both cost-effective and meets the needs of the community