Author Archives: Ridwan Wagiet

CMRM Mourns the Passing of Pastor Daniel Swartz 04 September 2020 The Claremont Main Road Mosque salutes the life and memory of Pastor Daniel Swartz and deeply mourns his sudden loss. CMRM came to know Pastor Daniel through the Cape Flats Inter-faith Initiative. Pastor Daniel,  together with his colleague in the Service and Allied Workers Union of South Africa (SAWUSA), ... Read More »

MEDIA STATEMENT: 01 SEPTEMBER 2020CMRM COMMENDS RENEWED CIVIL SOCIETY CAMPAIGN TO FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION

MEDIA STATEMENT – 01 SEPTEMBER 2020  CMRM COMMENDS RENEWED CIVIL SOCIETY CAMPAIGN TO FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION.The Claremont Main Road Mosque (CMRM) is outraged by unrelenting reports claiming that public officials have been unashamedly stealing funds earmarked for Covid-19 relief efforts. We are appalled by the allegations that government officials unduly benefitted from Covid-19 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) tenders and other funds ... Read More »

Friday 28 August 2020/8th Muharram 1442: Nasihah Death and Bereavement: Challenges Arising from the Pandemic  by Imam A. Rashied Omar

In the Name of God, the Most Compassionate, the Dispenser of Grace Death and Bereavement: Challenges Arising from the Pandemic Nahmaduhu Wa Nusalli Wa Nusallim `Ala Rasulihil Karim – `Amma Ba`du  Assalamu `Alaykum Wa RahmatuAllahi Wa Barakatuhu  We have reached the second jumu`ah service of this blessed month of Muharram and the New Hijri year 1422. Insha-Allah, this weekend we ... Read More »

REFLECTING ON YAUM UL ASHURA BY SHUAIB MANJRA 30 AUGUST 2020

REFLECTING ON YAUM UL ASHURA SHUAIB MANJRA 30 AUGUST 2020 CLAREMONT MAIN RROAD MASJID (ZOOM PLATFORM)  إِنَّ عِدَّةَ الشُّهُورِ عِندَ اللَّهِ اثْنَا عَشَرَ شَهْرًا فِي كِتَابِ اللَّهِ يَوْمَ خَلَقَ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضَ مِنْهَا أَرْبَعَةٌ حُرُمٌ ۚ ذَٰلِكَ الدِّينُ الْقَيِّمُ ۚ فَلَا تَظْلِمُوا فِيهِنَّ أَنفُسَكُمْ ۚ وَقَاتِلُوا الْمُشْرِكِينَ كَافَّةً كَمَا يُقَاتِلُونَكُمْ كَافَّةً ۚ وَاعْلَمُوا أَنَّ اللَّهَ مَعَ الْمُتَّقِينَ The Muslim calendar is ... Read More »

Friday 31st July 2020/10th Dhu al-Hijja 1441 – ʿĪd al-ʾAḍḥā Khuṭbah – Ḥajj: A Journey of Perseverance (Al-Hajju Riḥla al- Ṣabr) – by Imam Dr. A. Rashied Omar

    In the Name of God, the Most Compassionate, the Dispenser of Grace   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 begin by praising and thanking Allāh, al-Muḥyī al- Mumīt (the Giver and ... Read More »

CMRM Laments the Reversion of Hagia Sofia into a Mosque

MEDIA STATEMENT – 11 JULY 2020 CMRM Laments the Reversion of Hagia Sofia into a Mosque Claremont Main Road Masjid (CMRM) notes with consternation the announcement on Friday 10 July by Turkey’s President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, that the Hagia Sophia will revert to a Mosque that will be open for Muslim prayers from 24 July 2020. The Hagia Sofia is ... Read More »

CMRM Coronavirus (COVID-19) ADVISORY NOTICE FOUR (4) MASJID TO REMAIN TEMPORARILY CLOSED

CMRM Coronavirus (COVID-19) ADVISORY NOTICE FOUR (4) MASJID TO REMAIN TEMPORARILY CLOSED 01 JULY 2020 In the Name of Allah, the Most Compassionate, the Dispenser of Grace   This Covid-19 Advisory follows one month after Lockdown Level 3 guidelines permitted religious institutions to open up for congregational gatherings and prayer services of no more than 50 worshippers. Despite this legal ... Read More »

CMRM Congratulates Hafiz Muhammad Lubwama

CMRM Congratulates Hafiz Muhammad Lubwama The Claremont Main Road Masjid (CMRM) congregation congratulates Hafiz Muhammad Lubwama on his successful achievement of a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Islamic Studies majoring in Shari`ah from the International Peace College South Africa (IPSA). The official graduation ceremony took place online on 7 June 2020. In a report about his achievement, one his teachers, ... Read More »

Friday 12 June 2020: Black Lives Matter: Community and Praxis by Kholofelo Molewa

  Black Lives Matter: Community and Praxis Kholofelo Molewa Friday Nasiha, Claremont Main Road Mosque 12 June 2020 I greet you all with the universal greeting of As-Salāmu ʿAlaykum Wa Raḥmatu l-Lāhi Wa Barakātuh. In Surah al-Rum, chapter 30, verse 22,: Allah, the Most High, proclaims: وَمِنْ آَيَاتِهِ خَلْقُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَاخْتِلَافُ أَلْسِنَتِكُمْ وَأَلْوَانِكُمْ إِنَّ فِي ذَلِكَ لَآَيَاتٍ لِلْعَالِمِينَ   And of ... Read More »

Statement: Black Lives Matter

MEDIA STATEMENT 07 JUNE 2020 CMRM Affirms Our Solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter Movement Guided by our belief in Islam and our commitment to intersectional social justice, the Claremont Main Road Mosque affirms its solidarity with the Black Lives Matter Movement. Further, we amplify the call to challenge and dismantle racism, all forms of oppression and exploitation, and white supremacy. In this ... Read More »