What You Need to Know

Access our answers to frequently asked questions about Muslims and their faith, ranging from the most basic to most complicated. We also provide answers to specific questions about Sharia, ISIS, and Islamophobia.

Can I visit a mosque in Colorado?

Definitely! If your area (city or town) has a mosque, we recommend reaching out to them and setting a time. With recent vandalism and threats being made to mosque members and their faith communities, it is important to contact the mosques to ensure safety for everyone. So please reach out and connect with your Muslim neighbors! Also, Open Houses are another great way to learn more about the Muslim Communities near you, so be on the lookout for information on mosque websites or Facebook pages. Just to name a few locations around the State, check out mosques in the Denver Metro Area, Boulder, Colorado Springs, and Fort Collins!

How many mosques are there in the Denver metro area?

This number continues to increase! The general number of mosques is estimated to be ten, and counting. Mosques in the Denver Metro Area serve diverse groups of Muslims: different secs, racial groups, immigrant groups, language-based groups, etc. A lot of immigrant populations have founded mosques not only for themselves, but also their local communities spread out around Denver. There are also long-standing mosques founded by Colorado locals (we don’t use the term “Native” unless people are actually from a Native American Tribe/Community).

Islam and Muslims

This is a resource gold mine with many answers to questions you may have about Islam as a religion and the people who follow it. ING (Islamic Network Group) provides a comprehensive list of questions that have been most commonly asked of their speakers, and as an Affiliate of ING, CMSB relies on this resource as we also get these questions during our presentations.

The answers provided include insights from well-known American Muslim Scholars. In other words, the answers are not meant to speak for or on behalf of all Muslims. In most cases, however, the views of these scholars probably reflect the views of the majority of Sunni Muslims in the U.S. and worldwide.

From general questions about the faith, its history, the relevance of Jesus and Mary, to the day-to-day living of American Muslims, check out this resource that covers many more topics than you’d think.

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Sharia

Sharia is an important element of Islam and it is not what is commonly portrayed in the news. Many myths and half-truths have misrepresented what it is and its role in a Muslim’s life. Check out this series of questions and answers about Sharia in the United States, including a look at what exactly Sharia means and encompasses, how it plays a role in the lives of many American Muslims, and the emergence of the Anti-Sharia Movement.

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Islamophobia and Its Impact

Given the state of global affairs today, Muslims around the world are facing an intense misunderstanding of their faith, and are directly experiencing Islamophobia. As noted by ING (Islamic Network Group), the term Islamophobia is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as “intense dislike or fear of Islam, especially as a political force; hostility or prejudice towards Muslims” and is today widely used to denote anti-Muslim attitudes and actions. In an effort to summarize its roots, manifestation, and global impact, these questions and resources dive deeper into the fear in misunderstanding and the light that comes from learning.

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