Khutab 2016

Condemnation of Violence

This poster was designed by architect, Yusuf Patel of Durban. Yusuf, like all of us, was deeply pained by the spate of suicide bombings and killings that took place in several parts of the world during the final days of Ramadan 2016 and continuing since then. The wave of violence resulted in the deaths of hundreds of people and the maiming ... Read More »

Jum’ah Friday 22 July 2016 – A Call for Restorative Justice in Turkey – by Imam A. Rashied Omar

In the Name of God, the Most Compassionate, the Dispenser of Grace 17th Shawwal 1437 الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي هَدَانَا لِهَذَا وَمَا كُنَّا لِنَهْتَدِيَ لَوْلَا أَنْ هَدَانَا اللَّهُ We are indeed living in stressful times. The global Muslim Ummah’s commitment to a more peaceful, just and compassionate world is currently being challenged like never before in its recent history. The failed ... Read More »

Claremont Main Road Mosque Condemns Terror Attack in Nice

The Claremont Main Road Masjid Congregation would like to strongly condemn the latest terror attack in Nice, France. We do so as we have condemned previous ISIS or Da`ish-inspired atrocities and the deviant ideology that produces such senseless and cowardly violence. We condemn terrorism in all forms and offer our condolences to the victims and their families.   Our thoughts ... Read More »

Khutbah Friday 15 July 2016 Remaining Vigilant of Extremism & Sectarianism in our Midst by Imam A. Rashied Omar

In the Name of God, the Most Compassionate, the Dispenser of Grace  Jumu`ah Second Khutbah Remaining Vigilant of Extremism & Sectarianism in our Midst Claremont Main Road Masjid 10th Shawwal 1437 الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي هَدَانَا لِهَذَا وَمَا كُنَّا لِنَهْتَدِيَ لَوْلَا أَنْ هَدَانَا اللَّهُ Over the past weekend we received the disturbing news of four people being arrested in Gauteng province ... Read More »

Id Al Fitr Khutbah: Towards Intersectional Social Justice: Confronting Homophobia in Our Communities by Imam Dr. A. Rashied Omar

In the Name of God, the Most Compassionate, the Dispenser of Grace  ‘Id al-Fitr Khutbah Claremont Main Road Masjid 1st Shawwal 1437 ألله أكبر، الله أكبر، الله أكبر، الله أكبر ولله الحمد Allah is Greater than Allah is Greater than Allah is Greater than   All Praise, Thanks & Gratitude belongs to Allah Alone   Introduction   We have gathered ... Read More »

2016 Youth ‘Itikaf

2016 Youth ‘Itikaf Sara Lagardien On Tuesday 28 June, after Tarawih prayers, students gathered at Claremont Main Road Mosque for the 2016 Youth ‘Itikaf. I had my doubts that this year’s ‘Itikaf could not possibly be as memorable as last years, however, my assumptions were soon contested. Along with students from a diversity of schools around Cape Town, boys and ... Read More »

St Lukes Hospice says thanks to CMRM

To the Board of Claremont Main Road Mosque   On behalf of the patients and nursing staff of St Luke’s Hospice I want to thank you most sincerely for  including us in the generous allocation of blankets, food parcels and pamper/hygiene packs. We are delighted that you could respond so positively to the approach from Wasiela Agerhdien on our behalf.  ... Read More »