Author Archives: Ridwan Wagiet

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 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 »

RAMADAN 2020 April

Ramadan Planner Imam-Rashied-Omar_A-Commentary-on-Fasting-Verses-in-Quran A Summary of all 30 Parts in the Quran_Muslim-Research-and-Development-Foundation.pdf Shukrul Mubeen Ramadan Package Tarawih and Witr Iqamah Dhikr and Qunoot Imam Rashied Omar Prayer of Rests and Fasting for the love of God Imam Rashied Omar Fasting According to the Sunnah Ramadan Reflections Thematic Summaries of the Quran Imam Muhammad Sirajuddin CMRM DHIKR POSTER Guidance for Ramadan ... Read More »

Friday Nasiha: Raising our Gaze by Dr Sa’diyya Shaikh

Beloved sisters and brothers, as salaamu alaykum My jumuah talk today is entitled “Raising our Gaze”, and I begin with some personal reflections. At sunrise, while the neighbourhood is quiet and asleep, I spend a half hour doing a dhikr (remembrance/meditation) walking around our garden. The birds are up and about enthusiastically chirping their own forms of glorification. These days ... Read More »