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Khutbah: 19|09|2014 – Clarifying the Ethos, Traditions and Practices of CMRM  by Imam Dr. A. Rashied Omar      

Introduction I have struggled over the past few days to stay out of the deliberate provocation and the raging controversy relating to the launching of the so called ‘Open Mosque’ in Wynberg today. Several media houses and individuals have contacted me for a response, and I have consistently responded with no comment. However, of concern to me is that I ... Read More »

Khutbah – 29|08|2014 – Arbor Week

In the Name of God, the Most Compassionate, the Dispenser of Grace Friday 29th August 2014/3rd Dhu al-Qa`ida 1435 Imam Dr. A. Rashied Omar Introduction As part of its commitment to being an eco-friendly religious institution, the Claremont Main Road Masjid has resolved to regularly feature environmental justice issues during the Friday congregational sermons (khutbahs). Consonant with this objective, in this khutbah I would like ... Read More »

Khutbah – 22|08|2014 – Bidding Farewell to the Pilgrims

In the Name of God, the Most Compassionate, the Dispenser of Grace Friday 29th August 2014/3rd Dhu al-Qa`ida 1435 Imam Dr. A. Rashied Omar We have entered the eleventh month of the Muslim lunar calendar. The lunar month of Dhu al-Qa`ida is significant since it marks the second month of the season of hajj known as ash-hurul-hajj (the months of ... Read More »

Khutbah – 15|08|2014 – Islam and Muslims in Post-Genocide Rwanda

In the Name of God, the Most Compassionate, the Dispenser of Grace 19th Shawwal 1435 أَفَلَمْ يَسِيرُوا فِي الْأَرْضِ فَتَكُونَ لَهُمْ قُلُوبٌ يَعْقِلُونَ بِهَا أَوْ آَذَانٌ يَسْمَعُونَ بِهَا فَإِنَّهَا لَا تَعْمَى الْأَبْصَار وَلَكِنْ تَعْمَى الْقُلُوبُ الَّتِي فِي الصُّدُور Why do they not travel through the earth (and view all the scenes with an eye to learn lessons), so that their ... Read More »

Khutbah – 30 May 2014 – Apostasy in Islam

In the Name of God, the Most Compassionate, the Dispenser of Grace Friday 30th May 2014 / 30th Rajab 1435 Imam Dr. A. Rashied Omar On Tuesday 27th May 2014, a Sudanese woman who had been sentenced to death because she allegedly committed apostasy by converting to Christianity gave birth in prison with her legs shackled by heavy iron chains. She ... Read More »