Author Archives: Ridwan Wagiet

Al-Isra’ wal-M`iraj – A Pedagogy of Hope & Reassurance by Imam Dr. A. Rashied Omar 21 March 2020

Allah, the Most High proclaims in the Glorious Qur’an, in the first verse of Surah al-Isra’, chapter 17: سُبْحَانَ الَّذِي أَسْرَى بِعَبْدِهِ لَيْلًا مِنَ الْمَسْجِدِ الْحَرَامِ إِلَى الْمَسْجِدِ الْأَقْصَى الَّذِي بَارَكْنَا حَوْلَهُ لِنُرِيَهُ مِنْ آَيَاتِنَا إِنَّه هُوَ السَّمِيعُ الْبَصِيرُ   Limitless in His Glory is Allah who transported his servant by night from the inviolable House of Worship (at Makkah) ... Read More »

Friday 14 February 2020 – Pre Khutbah – Taking Stock of Gender-Based Violence by Jaamia Galant

Taking Stock of Gender-Based Violence  In the Name of Allah, the Most Compassionate, the Dispenser of Grace  Introduction Allah, the Lord of Compassionate Justice, proclaims in The Glorious Qur’an, in Surah al-Nisa, the Chapter of Women, chapter 4, verse 19: “Live and consort with your wives in loving kindness and benevolence, and even if you happen to dislike something about ... Read More »

Khutbah Friday 31 January 2020: Hope & Truth over Apartheid & Fascism in India by Dr. M. Rafiq Khan

In the Name of Allah Most Gracious Most Merciful We Beseech of Allah to Bestow His Choicest Peace and Blessings upon our Leader and Master Muhammad (S.A.W.) وَقُلْ جَاءَ الْحَقُّ وَزَهَقَ الْبَاطِلُ ۚ إِنَّ الْبَاطِلَ كَانَ زَهُوقًا  And say, “Truth has come, and falsehood has departed. Indeed, is falsehood, [by nature], ever bound to depart.”   [Qur’an 17: 81] Introduction All ... Read More »

Khutbah: Friday – 17 January 2020: The Importance of Education: Advice at the Beginning of the New Academic Year 2020 by

In the Name of Allah, the Most Compassionate, the Dispenser of Grace. The Importance of Education: Advice at the Beginning of the New Academic Year 2020   Respected Elders, Beloved Brothers and Sisters, The beginning of a new academic year is an exciting time and a great opportunity for a fresh start.  Over the  next few weeks our children and youth ... Read More »

Khutbah Friday 3 January 2020: Celebrating the Resilience of Cape Flats Communities by Imam Dr. A. Rashied Omar

In the Name of God, the Most Compassionate, the Dispenser of Grace Celebrating the Resilience of Cape Flats Communities 7 Jamad al-Awwal 1441AH   Introduction We have reached the beginning of the new Gregorian Year 2020. The past year 2019 was a difficult and challenging one most especially for our Cape Flats communities. There has been a low intensity war ... Read More »

CMRM Prays for Peace in Burkina Faso

MEDIA STATEMENT 26 DECEMBER 2019 CMRM Prays for Peace in Burkina Faso   The Claremont Main Road Masjid is shocked and outraged to learn of the terror attacks which took place on Christmas eve in Burkina Faso, West Africa. Thirty-five civilians mainly women, seven soldiers and 80 armed attackers on motorbikes were killed at the town of Arbinda, in the ... Read More »

In the Name of God, the Compassionate and Dispenser of Grace The Claremont Main Road Masjid Wishes Christians a Blessed and Joyous Christmas and a Peaceful New Year 2020

In the Name of God, the Compassionate and Dispenser of Grace The Claremont Main Road Masjid Wishes Christians a Blessed and Joyous Christmas and a Peaceful New Year 2020 Behold! the angels said: “O Mary! God giveth thee glad tidings of a Word from Him: his name will be Christ – Jesus, the son of Mary, held in honour and ... Read More »

Khutbah Friday 14 December 2019: ‘Bearing witness’ to the Lives of Young People in an Era of Vulnerability  by Professor Aslam Fataar, Stellenbosch University

All praise is due to God alone, the Sustainer of all the worlds. We thank Allah for His ni’am (favours) and for conferring on us the qualities for a productive life. We pray that Allah’s mercy and compassion encompass us as we confront disorganisation brought on by rapid change and calamity. Our compassion or rahmah-inspired a’mal (practices) galvanise us to ... Read More »