Khutbah Friday 3 January 2020: Celebrating the Resilience of Cape Flats Communities by Imam Dr. A. Rashied Omar

In the Name of God, the Most Compassionate, the Dispenser of Grace Celebrating the Resilience of Cape Flats Communities 7 Jamad al-Awwal 1441AH   Introduction We have reached the beginning of the new Gregorian Year 2020. The past year 2019 was a difficult and challenging one most especially for our Cape Flats communities. There has been a low intensity war ... Read More »

CMRM Prays for Peace in Burkina Faso

MEDIA STATEMENT 26 DECEMBER 2019 CMRM Prays for Peace in Burkina Faso   The Claremont Main Road Masjid is shocked and outraged to learn of the terror attacks which took place on Christmas eve in Burkina Faso, West Africa. Thirty-five civilians mainly women, seven soldiers and 80 armed attackers on motorbikes were killed at the town of Arbinda, in the ... Read More »

In the Name of God, the Compassionate and Dispenser of Grace The Claremont Main Road Masjid Wishes Christians a Blessed and Joyous Christmas and a Peaceful New Year 2020

In the Name of God, the Compassionate and Dispenser of Grace The Claremont Main Road Masjid Wishes Christians a Blessed and Joyous Christmas and a Peaceful New Year 2020 Behold! the angels said: “O Mary! God giveth thee glad tidings of a Word from Him: his name will be Christ – Jesus, the son of Mary, held in honour and ... Read More »

Khutbah Friday 14 December 2019: ‘Bearing witness’ to the Lives of Young People in an Era of Vulnerability  by Professor Aslam Fataar, Stellenbosch University

All praise is due to God alone, the Sustainer of all the worlds. We thank Allah for His ni’am (favours) and for conferring on us the qualities for a productive life. We pray that Allah’s mercy and compassion encompass us as we confront disorganisation brought on by rapid change and calamity. Our compassion or rahmah-inspired a’mal (practices) galvanise us to ... Read More »

Friday 27 September 2019: Pre-khutbah Talk: Imam Abdullah Haron and the Quest for Justice – 50 Years On by Kholofelo Molewa

  Assalamu Alaikum Warahmatullah hie wabarakatu Overview A few years ago I went on an official tour of The Castle. A place, which, in many ways, represents the very beginnings of the colonial project in this country. After the tour, I asked the guide why there was no mention of slavery and the fact that runaway slaves and the like ... Read More »

Friday 20 September 2019: Pre-Khutbah Talk – Celebrating our Heritage: Exploring Islamic Cultural and Traditional Practice Through Visual Arts by Thania Petersen

I am overwhelmed with joy to be talking here today. Believe it or not, I have been talking to you for a long time and when this invitation came, I felt as though someone here has finally heard me. And that is the power of art, it has the incredible ability to reach people of all ages and races. It ... Read More »

Friday 13 September 2019: Pre-khutbah talk: The Impact of Violence on the Psyche of Cape Flats Communities and the Healing Power of Solidarity by Gabeba Gaidien

The Impact of Violence on the Psyche of Cape Flats Communities and the Healing Power of Solidarity Asalaamu Alaikum, Brothers and SistersShukran to Imam Omar, the board and the congregation for inviting me to share this message here, today. ‘’Six year old Nathlia Pienaar was still clutching her skipping rope when her bloodied body was found by her panicked family, ... Read More »

Friday 6 September 2019: Khutbah – Active Heart Listening (sam’a) as a Response to Femicide and Gender-Based Violence by Professor Aslam Fataar

In the Name of God, the Most Compassionate, the Dispenser of Grace Active Heart Listening (sam’a) as a Response to Femicide and Gender-Based Violence I address you today with a deep sense of foreboding. We have been witnessing the devastation associated with the recent spate of gender-based violence and femicide. The dictionary informs us that femicide is “the intentional killing of ... Read More »