The Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati has been in West Chester Township for more than 10 years, but to many local residents it remains a mystery.
It doesn't have to, however. You can gather a group of your friends or members of your place of worship and receive an interesting, thorough and informative tour from an employee or volunteer with the center.
Volunteer Karen J. Dabdoub, who directs the Council on American-Islamic Relations Ohio Chapter - Cincinnati Office as her day job, guided the group tour I attended. She touched on everything from the history of the building and artwork to common misconceptions about Islam.
Ready for a tour? Don't go in clueless: With help from Dabdoub and tour coordinator Shakila Ahmad, we compiled these tips and highlights so you'll be well prepared.