Press Statements

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 »

There Is A War In Our Midst – We Must Respond

MEDIA STATEMENT  17 July 2019  There Is A War In Our Midst – We Must Respond Working class communities on the Cape Flats are engulfed in a violent and deadly civil conflict.  Gang turf wars, drug peddling, violent crime, murders, sexual assaults, killing of children and the incessant breakdown of the social fabric of family and community life are the ... Read More »

CMRM Mourns the Passing of Shaykh Yusuf Da Costa

CMRM Mourns the Passing of Shaykh Yusuf Da Costa   The Claremont Main Road Masjid (CMRM) extends its deepest condolences on the passing of one of Cape Town’s foremost spiritual leaders and Muslim intellectuals, Shaykh Yusuf Da Costa. Shaykh Yusuf died at his home in Kensington on Monday evening 3 December 2018 at the age of 83, surrounded by family, ... Read More »

Mawlid al-Nabi Bomb Attack: An Act of Shameless Barbarism

CMRM PRESS STATEMENT   Mawlid al-Nabi Bomb Attack: An Act of Shameless Barbarism 21 November 2018 It is with great shock and sadness that the Claremont Main Road Masjid (CMRM) has learnt of Tuesday night’s bomb attack on a religious gathering in Kabul, Afghanistan, that left at least 50 dead and up to 70 wounded. The attack, by a suicide ... Read More »

CMRM Mourns the Passing of Maulana Ihsaan Hendricks

CMRM Mourns the Passing of Maulana Ihsaan Hendricks   إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعوُن   It is with great sadness that the Claremont Main Road Masjid receives the news of the passing of Maulana Ihsaan Hendricks, former president of the Muslim Judicial Council.   Maulana Ihsaan was a dynamic and courageous son of the soil, whose dedication and tireless passion ... Read More »

Press Statement on Saudi Atrocities in Yemen

PRESS STATEMENT 10 AUGUST 2018 CMRM Condemns Latest Saudi Arabian Led Atrocity in Yemen The Claremont Main Road Masjid (CMRM) is horrified at the latest bombing atrocity in Yemen. On Thursday August 9, 2018, an airstrike by Saudi Arabian led coalition forces on the town of Dahyan, killed up to 43 people, including 29 children. CMRM unequivocally condemns Saudi Arabia, ... Read More »

Claremont Main Road Masjid Condemns Attack on Malmesbury Worshippers

PRESS STATEMENT 14 JUNE 2018 Claremont Main Road Masjid Condemns Attack on Malmesbury Worshippers   It is with deep sadness that we at the Claremont Main Road Masjid (CMRM) received the tragic news of the brutal killing of two worshippers who were completing their month long fast of Ramadan while in a spiritual retreat (`itikaf) at the Malmesbury masjid outside ... Read More »