Khutbah: Friday 11 January 2019: The question of race in South Africa by Shaheed Matthee

Some thoughts on the question of race in South Africa and Surah al-Hujurat, verse 13 و من آياته إختلاف ألوانكم و ألسنتكم إن في ذالك لآيات للعالمين (سورة روم) يأيها الناس إنا خلقناكم من ذكر و أنثى و جعلناكم شعوبا و قبائل لتعارفوا … (سورة الحجرات) Alle dank en prys kom toe na A…., baas en skepper van die wereld; ... Read More »

Khutbah: Friday 4 January 2019: Solidarity with the Uyghur Muslims of China Imam Dr. A. Rashied Omar

7th Rabi` al-Thani 1440 In the Name of Allah, the Most Compassionate, the Dispenser of Grace Allah, the Lord of Compassionate Justice, proclaims in the Glorious Qur’an in Surah Ibrahim, Chapter 14, verses 43 and 44: وَلَا تَحْسَبَنَّ اللَّهَ غَافِلًا عَمَّا يَعْمَلُ الظَّالِمُونَ إِنَّمَا يُؤَخِّرُهُمْ لِيَوْمٍ تَشْخَصُ فِيهِ الْأَبْصَارُ مُهْطِعِينَ مُقْنِعِي رُءُوسِهِمْ لَا يَرْتَدُّ إِلَيْهِمْ طَرْفُهُمْ وَأَفْئِدَتُهُمْ هَوَاءٌ Do not ... Read More »

Khutbah: Friday 28 December 2018: Muḥāsabah – Taking Stock of Our Lives by Imam Dr. Rashied Omar

In the Name of Allah, the Most Compassionate, the Dispenser of GraceKhutbahClaremont Main Road Masjid 20th Rabi` al-Thani 1440x By the Divine Grace of Allah, al-Muhyi al-Mumit – the Creator of Death and Life, we have reached the last Friday jumu`ahservice of the Gregorian Year 2018. In my khutbah today I would like to encourage each one of us to reflect on our personal lives ... Read More »

Claremont Main Road Mosque Christmas Message 2018

In the Name of God, the Compassionate and Dispenser of Grace The Claremont Main Road Mosque congregation sends greetings of peace and love to all our Christian compatriots, family and friends. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year. At this blessed time we would like to express our gratitude for the warm and cordial relations that ... Read More »

Friday 7 December 2018: Khutbah: Towards aJurisprudence of Recreation (Fiqh al-Tarfih) by Imam Dr. A. Rashied Omar

In the Name of God, the Most Compassionate, the Dispenser of Grace We have reached the end of the Gregorian calendar year and after labouring hard during the past year, many of us are looking forward to enjoying a well-deserved holiday. In this khutbah I propose a jurisprudence of recreation (fiqhal-tarfih) in which we view enjoying wholesome entertainment during our vacation time ... Read More »

CMRM Mourns the Passing of Shaykh Yusuf Da Costa

CMRM Mourns the Passing of Shaykh Yusuf Da Costa   The Claremont Main Road Masjid (CMRM) extends its deepest condolences on the passing of one of Cape Town’s foremost spiritual leaders and Muslim intellectuals, Shaykh Yusuf Da Costa. Shaykh Yusuf died at his home in Kensington on Monday evening 3 December 2018 at the age of 83, surrounded by family, ... Read More »

Friday 30 November 2018: Pre Khutbah Talk: Quranic Solutions to IntimatePartner AbuseMagboeba Davids

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful Assalamu alaykum Waragmatullahi Wabarakatu, Respected A-Immah, Elders, Mothers, brothers and sisters in Islam. Shukran for the opportunity to address thisjamaa` during the sacred hour of Jumu’ah. As a student in Islam, and a member of theSouth African faith and family institute`s theological advisory board againstgender based violence, it gives me an opportunity ... Read More »

Mawlid al-Nabi Bomb Attack: An Act of Shameless Barbarism

CMRM PRESS STATEMENT   Mawlid al-Nabi Bomb Attack: An Act of Shameless Barbarism 21 November 2018 It is with great shock and sadness that the Claremont Main Road Masjid (CMRM) has learnt of Tuesday night’s bomb attack on a religious gathering in Kabul, Afghanistan, that left at least 50 dead and up to 70 wounded. The attack, by a suicide ... Read More »