Press Statements

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 »

Claremont Main Road Masjid Mourns the Death of Palestinians

  PRESS STATEMENT – 16 MAY 2018   Claremont Main Road Masjid Mourns the Death of Palestinians   The Claremont Main Road Masjid (CMRM) joined Palestine solidarity groups in Cape Town to mark the 70th anniversary of Nakba Day on Tuesday 15 May 2018. This was a day after more than 60 Palestinian protesters were callously shot and killed by ... Read More »

CMRM Condemns Attack on Imam Hussain Masjid in Durban

  PRESS STATEMENT – Friday 11 May 2018 CMRM Condemns Attack on Imam Hussain Masjid in Durban   The Claremont Main Road Masjid (CMRM) condemns the barbaric attack on the Imam Hussain Mosque in Verulam, outside Durban. The attack on Thursday afternoon left one person dead and two others maimed while the building was also set on fire.   We ... Read More »

CMRM Salutes Mawlana Farid Esack

CMRM Salutes Farid Esack The Claremont Main Road Masjid (CMRM) salutes Professor Farid Esack for the Order of Luthuli (Silver) award conferred on him by President Cyril Ramaphosa on 28 April 2018. The orders “are the highest awards that our country bestows on our citizens and eminent foreign nationals who have made a meaningful and significant contribution to the struggle for democracy, human rights, ... Read More »

PRESS STATEMENT – 04 APRIL 2018 CMRM Condemns Israeli Brutality

  PRESS STATEMENT – 04 APRIL 2018 CMRM Condemns Israeli Brutality The Claremont Main Road Mosque (CMRM) is horrified at the latest act of brutality and premeditated murder by the Israeli state against the Palestinian people. We have no words strong enough to condemn what has now become known as the “Passover Massacre”.   On Friday March 30th, on the ... Read More »