Khutbah: Friday 5 June 2015: World Environment Day: Questioning South Africa’s Nuclear Path by Imam Dr. A. Rashied Omar

In the Name of Allah, the Most Compassionate, the Dispenser of Grace Introduction The 5th June is annually commemorated as World Environment Day. At the Claremont Main Road Masjid (CMRM) we believe that environmental justice and consciousness is an integral part of what it means to be a conscientious Muslim. Consequently, we advocate the view that Muslims should be at ... Read More »

Khutbah 8 May 2015 Everyday is Mother’s Day   Imam Dr. A. Rashied Omar

 In order to show appreciation to Mothers for their invaluable contributions, contemporary societies have introduced “Mother’s Day”, which will be celebrated in South Africa this Sunday, 10 May 2015. A Sound Customary Practice It is our considered opinion that Islam does not forbid the setting apart of special days like Mother’s Day, since such days are not regarded as religious ... Read More »

Khutbah – Friday 1 May 2015   Workers Day by Imam Dr Rashied Omar

In the Name of God, the Most Compassionate, the Dispenser of Grace   وَنُرِيدُ أَنْ نَمُنَّ عَلَى الَّذِينَ اسْتُضْعِفُوا فِي الْأَرْضِ وَنَجْعَلَهُمْ أَئِمَّةً وَنَجْعَلَهُمُ الْوَارِثِينَ  We wished to be Gracious to those who were being oppressed on the earth, by making them leaders and inheritors of the land (Surah al-Qasas, 28:5) Since this jumu’ah service takes place on Workers Day, ... Read More »


With a landmark 21st anniversary of our 1994 watershed democratic elections upon us, I want to use this opportunity to reflect on this critical conjuncture of our history. South Africa undergoes periodic paroxysms of serious debate around transformation when a signal event occurs or a dramatic eye-catching one. The rest of the time this debate simmers in the background by ... Read More »

Khutbah 27 February 2015: Humour and levity at the time of the Prophet (peace be upon him) by SHUAIB MANJRA

Humour is the result of particular cognitive experiences provoking laughter and providing amusement. Such experiences can be elicited through the written word, drawings or pictures, action or simply through expression. Humour comes in different forms. Higher forms of humour include wit, irony, satire, turn of phrase, the use of pun, exaggeration, an element of surprise, or simple cleverness. Lower forms ... Read More »

Khutbah 30 January 2015 – Inner Apartments to assert the Normative Values of Humanity by Ebrahim Rasool

In the Name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. World Interfaith Harmony Week Connecting our Inner Apartments to assert the Normative Values of Humanity. It was in the 9th year of the Islamic calendar, 9 years after the Hijra, 9 years after the strategic retreat from Mecca to Medina, that God revealed the chapter of the Quran, Surah Hujurat or ... Read More »