The topic of Islam and Muslims has been the center of heated conversations in current events generating discord and conflict. That did not stop the Denver Center for the Performing Arts Theatre Company from facing the topic head on. “Disgraced” by Ayad Akhtar is strong, blunt and honest conversation about Islam in modern America. It […]
On March 12, the Colorado Muslim Society hosted an open house, welcoming anyone from the community or elsewhere to come and join in on civil conversations regarding the Muslim faith. The first speaker, Nabeeh A. Hasan, was a certified representative for the Colorado Muslim Speakers Bureau. “You are our advocates in giving voices to the […]
Community leaders outlined their plans to protect immigrants by turning Denver into a sanctuary city at a forum held at North High School Feb. 2. Hosted by the Colorado Latino Forum, the event brought Democratic lawmakers, city attorneys and law enforcement officials together to discuss how Denver would handle immigration policy in light of President […]
Denverites answered a Facebook call to protest President Donald Trump’s executive order banning travel from seven Muslim-majority countries at Civic Center Park Feb. 4. Brandishing handmade signs written in Arabic and English and waving American flags, protesters stood in solidarity with their Muslim neighbors. Kristen Andersen stood beneath the greek pillars in the amphitheater wearing pink […]
During the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims not only refrain from eating or drinking during their fast but they also avoid lying, arguing, swearing and all other evil actions thoughts or words that might cause trouble or hurt someone. It is through this denial of basic human needs that Muslims hope to absolve themselves of […]
Sunday, August 28 3:30 a.m. Multiple alarms screeched around my head. As I slammed my hand down on the snooze button of one alarm and searched for the other source of loud buzzing in my room, I wondered why I had set so many alarms so early on a Sunday. Then I remembered. It would […]
Students filing in eyed the food longingly but went instead to round tables with chairs dotting the hall. These were set with paper plates loaded with dates, but nobody touched these, either. The aromas wafting from the buffet seemed all the more tantalizing because nobody at the tables had eaten that day.