Khutbah: ‘Id al-Fitr 2015: Celebrating the Social Justice Legacy of Mandela by Imam Dr. A. Rashied Omar

In the Name of God, the Most Compassionate, the Dispenser of Grace July 2015/Shawwal 1436   Allah is Greater than Allah is Greater than Allah is Greater than All Praise, Thanks & Gratitude belongs to Allah Alone   Introduction  We have gathered at this `Id al-Fitr service to celebrate our spiritual achievements of the past month of Ramadan. To have ... Read More »

The ongoing destruction of Syria and Iraq by Dr Shamil Jeppie

The ongoing destruction of Syria and Iraq Two places of great historic significance in Islamic history are in chaos.  Damascus and Baghdad stand out in the early centuries of Islamic history for their rich culture, architecture, and scholarship.  Provinces and towns Syria and Iraq all have some trace of great achievements of the early Islamic past.   But both countries ... Read More »

Ta’aruf and Ta’ayush – A Jewish Perspective – By Heidi Grunebaum

Ta’aruf and Ta’ayush – A Jewish Perspective CMRM Post –Tarawih Talk – Saturday Evening 4 July 2015  Good evening, Assalamu `alaykum, Shalom aleichem. It is an honour and privilege for me to be invited here tonight to your masjid, such an auspicious and important mosque in the history of this city, renowned even outside of Muslim circles for its unyielding promotion of Islamic ... Read More »

Jumu`ah Khutbah: Friday 3 July 2015: Solidarity with the Rohingya People by Imam Dr. A. Rashied Omar

In the Name of Allah, the Most Compassionate, the Dispenser of Grace Introduction By the Grace of Allah, we have reached the second half of this blessed month of Ramadan. The exacting discipline of fasting has no doubt fortified and revitalized our spiritual resources. However, in addition to the overall goal of spiritual transformation, fasting in Ramadan should inculcate in the ... Read More »

Pre_Khutbah Friday 12 June 2015 – The Youth of 1976 by Minhaj Jinnah

In the name of Allah, the Most Compassionate, the Dispenser of Grace. يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آَمَنُوا كُونُوا قَوَّامِينَ بِالْقِسْطِ شُهَدَاءَ لِلَّهِ وَلَوْ عَلَى أَنْفُسِكُمْ أَوِ الْوَالِدَيْنِ وَالْأَقْرَبِينَ إِنْ يَكُنْ غَنِيًّا أَوْ فَقِيرًا فَاللَّهُ أَوْلَى بِهِمَا فَلَا تَتَّبِعُوا الْهَوَى أَنْ تَعْدِلُوا وَإِنْ تَلْوُوا أَوْ تُعْرِضُوا فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ كَانَ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ خَبِيرًا (Qur’an, Surah al-Nisa 4:135) Asalaamu-alaikum Youth of 1976 I was ... Read More »

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 »