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Roselawn Mosque (previously known as Mulberry Mosque) was established in the late ’90s under the leadership of Imam Issa Dia (rahimahullah) and Imam Ahmed Dia. Initially, it was just a one-bedroom apartment, rented by the residents of 1 Mulberry Ct, Apartment complex, which they use for their five daily prayers.

As for the Friday prayer and the two Eids, they would join the other larger Muslim communities such as West Chester Mosque or Clifton Mosque. Several years later, the Muslim community in Lockland (Cincinnati) and the Surrounding areas grew significantly larger. In 2003, the community felt the need to be more organized and to plan for the future, especially, after many of them were joined by their families (wives and children). A General Meeting was convened on Sunday 24th of July 2003, which took place at the Mulberry Mosque after Asr prayer to discuss the first steps to be taken toward organizing the community. After the preliminary discussions, a committee was elected to carry on the work of creating a legal entity that would represent the religious and social interests of the community. The Committee’s efforts have resulted in the creation of the Greater Cincinnati Islamic Association and its incorporation with the Ohio Secretary of State on the 16th of September 2003 as a non-profit corporation. On the 15th of December 2003, Greater Cincinnati Islamic Association was assigned its Employer Identification Number (EIN) by IRS with a status of 501(c)(3). Greater Cincinnati Islamic Association has also been registered with Ohio Attorney General Charitable Law Section on the 8th of July 2004 as a charitable non-profit organization.


Greater Cincinnati Islamic Association (Mulberry/Roselawn Mosque) is a non-profit, non-political religious organization established to facilitate the Muslims of Greater Cincinnati to live their Islamic faith and belief. Greater Cincinnati Islamic Association is neither affiliated with nor subordinated to any organization inside or outside of the USA. The organization is operated and maintained by the local Muslim community who share the same faith, beliefs, and aspirations. However, we are a member of All Tri-States Masjids (ATM), a collaborative group of independent Mosques which includes mosques in Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and Greater Dayton areas that share a common purpose.

          [1] ATM members: Islamic Center of Northern Kentucky (ICNK), Masjid Al-Ashab (Downtown), Clifton Masjid (IAC), Lockland Masjid (Greater Cincinnati Islamic Association), Masjid Abou Bakr (Harrison), Cincinnati Islamic Community Center (CICC), Islamic Center of Mason (ICM), Islamic Center of Greater Dayton (ISGD), Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati (West Chester Mosque), IHSAN Community Center (Loveland), Dayton Mercy Society (DMS).