Author Archives: Ridwan Wagiet

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 »

Friday Khutbah: 23 August 2019: Kashmir – The Struggle for Self-Determination by Imam Dr. A. Rashied Omar

 In the Name of Allah, the Most Compassionate, the Dispenser of Grace  Jumu`ah Khutbah Kashmir – The Struggle for Self-Determination  Claremont Main Road Masjid 21st Dhu al-Hijjah 1440  Introduction Eighteen-days ago on the 5 August 2019, the Indian government unexpectedly revoked the 70-year old special constitutional status that granted semi-autonomy to the region known as Jammu and Kashmir. The government ... Read More »

Khutbah: Id Al Adha 11 August 2019: Hajj as a Journey of Self-Reflection and Spiritual Rejuvenation

In the Name of God, the Most Compassionate, the Dispenser of Grace Hajj as a Journey of Self-Reflection and Spiritual Rejuvenation  10th Dhu al-Hijja 1440 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  وَأَذِّنْ فِي النَّاسِ بِالْحَجِّ ... Read More »

Friday 09 August 2019 – Pre-Khutbah talk: How We Move the Gender Conversation Forward by K Bassier

How We Move the Gender Conversation Forward by K Bassier The ethos of this mosque is deeply rooted in critical traditionalism. That is – striking the balance or mizan between respecting traditional values which inform the platform of Islam but also recognizing that while the values transcend space and time and are therefore universal, the cultural backdrop evolves and therefore ... Read More »

Khutbah: Friday 26 July 2019: The War on the Cape Flats:  How Do We Respond? by Imam Dr Rashied Omar at Masjidul Muqarram – Factreton

In the Name of Allah, the Most Compassionate, the Dispenser of Grace  The War on the Cape Flats:  How Do We Respond? 23rd Dhu al-Qa`ida 1440  Introduction On Wednesday 17 July 2019 Tasneem Simons, a 22-year-old pregnant woman, was killed after she was caught in crossfire while hanging her washing. Tasneem’s murder was the 20th death as a result of ... Read More »