Press Statements

Condemnation of Violence

This poster was designed by architect, Yusuf Patel of Durban. Yusuf, like all of us, was deeply pained by the spate of suicide bombings and killings that took place in several parts of the world during the final days of Ramadan 2016 and continuing since then. The wave of violence resulted in the deaths of hundreds of people and the maiming ... Read More »

The CMRM Youth I’tikaf by Zuhayr Halday 2016

Post Tarawih Talk – CMRM Zuhayr Halday Thursday 30 June 2016   The Youth I’tikaf has been extremely successful so far. I believe that the goal of the I’tikaf is to achieve a better understanding of taqwa and facilitate a process of spiritual seclusion from all other distractions. Some of you might be wondering, “What is taqwa?”   Taqwa can ... Read More »

Press Statement by CMRM Youth 2016

Post-Tarawih Statement – Turkish Attacks 29 June 2016 Bismillāhi raḥmāni raḥīmi Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh Yesterday, the Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, experienced mass shootings and suicide bomb blasts. These acts of terror were believed to be conducted by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The Turkish Airport, which is the third largest in Europe was attacked by three terrorists ... Read More »

CMRM Condemns Orlando Killings as Homophobic

PRESS STATEMENT – 13 JUNE 2016 CMRM Condemns Orlando Killings as Homophobic On behalf of the Claremont Main Road Mosque, we would like to express our shock, sorrow, and complete condemnation of the murder of 51 people and the maiming of more than 53 in Orlando, Florida. Especially during this sacred month of Ramadan, a time of deep spirituality, compassion, ... Read More »

The Honourable Premier of the Western Cape Premier Helen Zille

5 June 2016 The Honourable Premier of the Western Cape Premier Helen Zille Dear Premier Zille, We, Claremont Main Road Mosque Community, hereby object to the sale of Tafelberg Remedial School and Wynard Mansions (formerly homes for poor people) by the government of the Western Cape. Cape Town is a city where poor and working-class people have been systematically excluded ... Read More »

CMRM Pays Tribute to Muhammad Ali

The Claremont Main Road Masjid joins people all over other the world in mourning the death of Muhammad Ali, who passed away on 3 June 2016, at the age of 74. Ali had been suffering with the Parkinson’s disease for many years. His funeral will take place in his beloved place of birth, Louisville, Kentucky, where he founded the Muhammad ... Read More »

PRESS STATEMENT – 29 NOVEMBER 2015

international day of solidarity with palestine day – Google Search CMRM Supports International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People In 1977 the United Nations passed a resolution (resolution 32/40 B) inaugurating International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian people in recognition of the injustice and gross human rights violations that were being perpetrated in Palestine. International Day of Solidarity ... Read More »

CMRM Responds to Student Protests

23 OCTOBER 2015 The Claremont Main Road Mosque (CMRM) fully supports the peaceful and legitimate student protests across the country whilst we strongly condemn the criminalisation and disproportionately violent response being witnessed by all. We endorse the calls made for a moratorium on fee increments and for meaningful dialogue and interventions, with regard to student fees, outsourcing of workers and transformation ... Read More »