There has always been a need for a mosque in the south Denver area to serve the large Muslim community of both families and professionals working in the south Denver area.

In Ramadan of 2007, a group of Muslims announced their desire to start such a project. On March 6, 2008, the organization was registered with IRS and we were granted the 501 C3 non-profit status. The registered name is South Denver Islamic Center (SDIC). The board was formed and a bank account was created to start collecting funds for the mosque.

Since then, we have been praying at local DTC-area hotels and renting a facility on Sundays to educate our kids and youth, while we attempt to secure a permanent location or a rental property to serve the community.

In 2014, we procured land in the Southfield Business Park with the hopes of starting construction soon-after, but, to our disappointment, we were told by the board of Southfield Park that religious uses of the land in Southfield Park were not permitted in their view under the Covenants. We and our lawyers disagreed with the Board.

Early 2017 – we filed a lawsuit to have the court declare that religious uses were permissible under the covenants, so that we could fulfill our dream and build the Islamic center.

We prevailed – in late 2017, the court declared the judgment in our favor.

Early 2018 – we engaged Architectural Workshop to start the design work.

Early 2020 – we received Site Plan approval from the City of Centennial.

May 2020 – we received approval from the Southfield Park owners association.

Currently, the Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing design is well under way and we will have the construction permit from the City by the end of 2021, insha’Allah.