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 »

Khutbah Friday 13 May 2016: The 2016 US Presidential Elections: Making Sense of the Trump Phenomenon by Imam Dr. A. Rashied Omar

In the Name of Allah, the Most Compassionate, the Dispenser of Grace 6 Sha`ban 1437 Introduction On Saturday 7 May 2016, I returned home to South Africa from a four-month teaching semester in the United States of America. My lengthy sojourn in America has provided me with a useful opportunity to observe first hand the ferocious presidential contest currently taking place ... Read More »

Pre: Khutbah Talk – Friday 18 March 2016 – The Spirituality of the Ordinary by Dr Sa’diyya Shaikh

  Salaams dear friends. I would like to begin my talk with a verse from the Quran: وَإِذَا سَأَلَكَ عِبَادِي عَنِّي فَإِنِّي قَرِيبٌ ۖ أُجِيبُ دَعْوَةَ الدَّاعِ إِذَا دَعَانِ ۖ فَلْيَسْتَجِيبُوا لِي وَلْيُؤْمِنُوا بِي لَعَلَّهُمْ يَرْشُدُونَ ﴿١٨٦﴾ (2:186) When My devotee ask thee concerning Me, I am indeed close (to them): I answer the prayer of every one suppliant when she or ... Read More »

Khutbah: Friday 11th March 2016:   Justice by Naasir Bassier

1st Jamad al-Thani 1437 In the Name of God, the Most Compassionate, the Dispenser of Grace Introduction In this time of instant global communication, we are flooded with horrific scenes of gross injustices that are happening in real time. Tragically our own beautiful country also ranks as the 2nd most unequal country in the world. We have become accustomed to ... Read More »

Pre-Khutbah Talk: Friday 4 March 2016: International Women’s Day – Where are we with the Gender Jihad? by Jaamia Galant

In the Name of Allah, the Most Compassionate, the Dispenser of Grace  Assalamu Alaikum Warahmatullah hie wabarakatu   Rabbish rahli sadri, wa yassirli amri, wah lul `uqdatan min lisani, yaf qahu kauli   “O my Lord! Open up my heart and make my task easy for me, and loosen the knot from my tongue so that they might fully understand my speech.”   ... Read More »

Khutbah: Friday 26 February 2016: Global Inequality and Poverty- The Divine Wisdom Behind the Institution of Zakat by Dr Muhammad Rafiq Khan

 17th Jumada Al Awwal 1437 A.H. In The Name of Allah, Most Gracious Most Merciful.  We Beseech of Allah to Bestow His Choicest Blessings and Salutations upon the Best of His Creation, our Leader and Master, Muhammad (PBUH). INTRODUCTION All our thanks and praises are due to Allah and Allah alone; He is our Lord and we are His servants. ... Read More »

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 »