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 »

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 »