I’d ul Fitr Khutbah: 5 June 2019: World Environment Day: Becoming an Eco-Muslim by Imam Dr. A. Rashied Omar

  ألله أكبر، الله أكبر، الله أكبر، الله أكبر ولله الحمد God is Greater than; God is Greater than; God is Greater than; All Praise, Thanks and Gratitude belongs to God Alone  Introduction We gather here at this `Id al-Fitr service to bid farewell to the blessed and beautiful month of Ramadan. By the Grace of Allah, the ever-Merciful and all-Compassionate, ... Read More »

Khutbah: Friday 31 May 2019: From Abstinence (imsak) to Elevation (rif’ah): Reimagining Imam Abdullah Haron’s Path of Shahadah (bearing witness) in the Quest for Justice and Dignity by Aslam Fataar

The month of Ramadan is a hadiyyah, a gift.  We abstain in this month from our baser physical desires as a means of connecting to the higher purposes of life. Ramadan sensitises us to our small human frailties, encouraging us to offer a smile, a good word, and material support that comfort the weak, sick and frail. Ramadan presents us ... Read More »

Khutbah: Friday 31 May 2019:

From Abstinence (imsak) to Elevation (rif’ah): Reimagining Imam Abdullah Haron’s Path of Shahadah (bearing witness) in the Quest for Justice and Dignity Aslam Fataar Khutbah delivered at Claremont Main Road Masjid, 31 May 2019 The month of Ramadan is a hadiyyah, a gift.  We abstain in this month from our baser physical desires as a means of connecting to the ... Read More »

Friday 24 May 2019: Pre-Khutbah Talk: The Response of the Muslim Community to the Detention and Death of Imam Abdullah Haron by Jaamia Galant

Assalamu `Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatu   Rabbish rahli sadri, wa yassirli amri, wah lul `uqdatan min lisani, yaf qahu kauli   “O my Lord! Open up my heart and make my task easy for me, and loosen the knot from my tongue so that they might fully understand my speech.”     In keeping with our series of jumu`ah talks this Ramadan ... Read More »

Khutbah: Friday 10 May 2019: Developing Spiritual Fortitude Through Fasting:Inspiration from Imam Haron and Imam Ghazali by Imam Dr Rashied Omar

In the Name of God, the Most Compassionate, the Dispenser of Grace  5th Ramadan 1440 AH فَمَنْ تَطَوَّعَ خَيْرًا فَهُوَ خَيْرٌ لَهُ وَأَنْ تَصُومُوا خَيْرٌ لَكُمْ إِنْ كُنْتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ “If anyone charitably volunteers to do good of her/his own accord (i.e. does good beyond what is required and obligatory) it is virtuous for her/him, and fasting is better for you, ... Read More »

Khutbah: Friday 3 May 2019: Voting as a Moral and Social Responsibility by Imam Dr. A. Rashied

Introduction On Wednesday 8th of May 2019, South Africans will be participating in our country’s sixth  non-racial general elections. These national elections take place during the 25th anniversary of our freedom from Apartheid bondage. In this khutbah I would like to provide some guidelines as to how we as Muslims should be responding to our forthcoming national democratic elections.  First ... Read More »