Address given by Father Michael Lapsley, SSM at Claremont Main Road Mosque on the Occasion of the International Day in support of Victims of Torture. June 25, 2016

“The law is crystal clear: torture can never be used at any time or under any circumstances, including during conflict or when national security is under threat. On this International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, we express our solidarity with and support for the hundreds of thousands of victims of torture and their family members throughout the world.” ... Read More »

CMRM Facilitates Dunoon Leadership Workshop 2016

CMRM Facilitates Dunoon Leadership Workshop   On Saturday 25 June 2016, the Claremont Main Road Masjid (CMRM) in conjunction with the Institute for the Healing of Memories (IHOM) convened a leadership empowerment workshop at the Muhammadi Masjid in Dunoon.   Attended by fifteen participants, the three-hour workshop explored the relationship between leadership and healing. Participants were led through discussions to ... Read More »

Hajj Seminar – Ramadan 2016 at Claremont Main Road Mosque

CMRM Convenes Ramadan Hajj Seminar For the second successive year, on Sunday 26 June 2016, CMRM convened a highly successful hajj seminar attended by more than 130 participants. The seminar focused on the socio-spiritual dimensions of the hajj and was led by Imam Rashied Omar.  Imam Rashied stressed the symbolic and social significance of the rites of the hajj, drawing ... Read More »

Response to Khutbah 24 June 2016 by Maryam Omar

Assalaamu Alaykum Wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu I am here once again this year to respond to the Jumuah khutbah delivered by sheikh Sadulla khan.  The sheikh enlightened and reminded us once again of the purpose of Ramadaan and what it is that Allah intended to convey to us about this month. I will reflect on a few key points made ... Read More »

Khutbah Friday 24 June 2016: Reflections on acknowledging the significance Ease and Supplication by Shaykh Sadullah Khan

شَهْرُ رَمَضَانَ الَّذِيَ أُنزِلَ فِيهِ الْقُرْآنُ هُدًى لِّلنَّاسِ وَبَيِّنَاتٍ مِّنَ الْهُدَى وَالْفُرْقَانِ فَمَن شَهِدَ مِنكُمُ الشَّهْرَ فَلْيَصُمْهُ وَمَن كَانَ مَرِيضًا أَوْ عَلَى سَفَرٍ فَعِدَّةٌ مِّنْ أَيَّامٍ أُخَرَ يُرِيدُ اللّهُ بِكُمُ الْيُسْرَ وَلاَ يُرِيدُ بِكُمُ الْعُسْرَ وَلِتُكْمِلُواْ الْعِدَّةَ وَلِتُكَبِّرُواْ اللّهَ عَلَى مَا هَدَاكُمْ وَلَعَلَّكُمْ تَشْكُرُونَ وَإِذَا سَأَلَكَ عِبَادِي عَنِّي فَإِنِّي قَرِيبٌ أُجِيبُ دَعْوَةَ الدَّاعِ إِذَا دَعَانِ فَلْيَسْتَجِيبُواْ لِي وَلْيُؤْمِنُواْ بِي لَعَلَّهُمْ ... Read More »

Report Back on CMRM AGM 2016

South Africans Muslims Urged to Connect More with their Country South African ‘ulama’ need to develop a new Fiqh of Citizenship (fiqh al-muwatana) in order to empower the local community to navigate successfully within our broader nation state, says the former President of the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC), Moulana Ihsaan Hendricks.   Moulana Hendricks was delivering the keynote address at ... Read More »

Khutbah Friday 17 June 2016: Youth Day 2016 by Hafiz Ihsaan Bassier

وَلْتَكُن مِّنكُمْ أُمَّةٌ يَدْعُونَ إِلَى الْخَيْرِ وَيَأْمُرُونَ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَيَنْهَوْنَ عَنِ الْمُنكَرِ ۚ وَأُولَٰئِكَ هُمُ الْمُفْلِحُونَ Youth Day 2016. Forty years ago, school students courageously rose up against an oppressive government and inspired an era of mass resistance. I string together stories of agitation, grassroots organisation and civil defiance; this was an era preceding youth today, like myself. Instead, the Rainbow ... 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 »