Khutbah: Friday 22 January 2016: Reflecting on 2015 Student Protests: The Spiritual is Political by Mujahid Osman

In the Name of God, Merciful to All, Compassionate to Each Part One Introduction In today’s khutbah (sermon) I would like to reflect on the spiritual meaning and implications of last year’s student protests. I want to look at the deep connection between the spiritual and the political within Islam. My main thesis, or take home message, is that the ... Read More »

Khutbah: Friday 1 January 2016:   Liberating the Ummah from its Obsession with State Power by Imam Dr. A. Rashied Omar

In the Name of God, the Most Compassionate, the Dispenser of Grace   20 Rabi al-Awwal 1437   Introduction We have reached the beginning of the new Gregorian Year 2016. The past year 2015 has once again been a difficult and challenging one for the global Muslim Ummah. The year began with the infamous Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris on ... Read More »

Khutbah – 25 December 2015:   Celebrating the Happy Coincidence of Mawlid al-Nabi and Christmas by  Imam A. Rashied Omar

  This year 2015 is the first time since 1852 that Mawlid al-Nabi, the birth of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) has coincided with Christmas Eve. This “happy coincidence”, however, comes at a time of infelicitous relations between Muslims & Christians at the global level. Religious extremists from both sides spawn the current antipathy between Muslims and Christians. The worst examples ... Read More »

 Milad-an-Nabi – 23 DDecember 2015 -Reflecting on the Sunnah derived from the Sīrah by Shaykh Sadullah Khan

لَقَدْ كَانَ لَكُمْ فِي رَسُولِ اللَّهِ أُسْوَةٌ حَسَنَةٌ لِّمَن كَانَ يَرْجُو اللَّهَ وَالْيَوْمَ الْآخِرَ وَذَكَرَ اللَّهَ كَثِيرًا “You have indeed in the Messenger of Allah an excellent exemplar, for any one whose hope is in Allah and the Final Day, and who engages much in the glorification of the Divine.” [Quran 33:21]   Birth of the Benefactor The event being ... Read More »

Joint Christmas Message 2015

Joint Christmas Message 2015 At this joyous time of Christmas the St. George’s Cathedral, the Claremont Main Road Mosque and the Institute for the Healing of Memories wishes to acknowledge the many wonderful achievements and gifts of our beloved country. In particular, we express our profound gratitude for the wonderful interreligious harmony, coexistence and good relations between people of different ... Read More »

Pre_Khutbah – Friday 11 December 2015 – President Zuma Crossed the Line with Firing of Finance Minister by Babara Hogan

  President Zuma Crossed the Line with Firing of Finance Minister In a brave and courageous lecture at CMRM on Friday 11 December 2015, to mark International Anti-Corruption Day, Barbara Hogan spoke out against what she called ‘political corruption’ in the firing of the popular and highly capable Minister of Finance, Mr. Nhlanhla Nene. She said that President Zuma had ... 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 »