Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world, so looking for local mosques is becoming easier every day. It used to be very difficult to find local mosques in small towns, but now there are hundreds of new local mosques in the United States, that you can probably find one within an hour from your home. Local mosques have a lot to offer a community, especially in the United States of America. This country is just learning about the religion of Islam, that it is hard to understand it without attending local mosques. There are a lot of local mosques out there that offer open houses to the community. Being a non-Muslim country, it is nice to get to know what our neighbors are about. These local mosques invite the communities in to teach them about their peaceful religion, regardless of what the media portrays it to be. When the local mosques let the community know what their religion is truly about, they put the neighbors’ minds at ease. Besides offering services to the non-Muslim community, local mosques offer a lot to the Muslims as well. The local mosques in the United States of America are usually also community centers. They are not only places of worship, but offer many more services. Local mosques often have Sunday schools, day cares, and even full time schools. Some local mosques even offer fund raising activities and monthly dinners for the poor and needy.