Khutbah: Friday 26 July 2019: The War on the Cape Flats:  How Do We Respond? by Imam Dr Rashied Omar at Masjidul Muqarram – Factreton

In the Name of Allah, the Most Compassionate, the Dispenser of Grace  The War on the Cape Flats:  How Do We Respond? 23rd Dhu al-Qa`ida 1440  Introduction On Wednesday 17 July 2019 Tasneem Simons, a 22-year-old pregnant woman, was killed after she was caught in crossfire while hanging her washing. Tasneem’s murder was the 20th death as a result of ... Read More »

There Is A War In Our Midst – We Must Respond

MEDIA STATEMENT  17 July 2019  There Is A War In Our Midst – We Must Respond Working class communities on the Cape Flats are engulfed in a violent and deadly civil conflict.  Gang turf wars, drug peddling, violent crime, murders, sexual assaults, killing of children and the incessant breakdown of the social fabric of family and community life are the ... Read More »

I’d ul Fitr Khutbah: 5 June 2019: World Environment Day: Becoming an Eco-Muslim by Imam Dr. A. Rashied Omar

  ألله أكبر، الله أكبر، الله أكبر، الله أكبر ولله الحمد God is Greater than; God is Greater than; God is Greater than; All Praise, Thanks and Gratitude belongs to God Alone  Introduction We gather here at this `Id al-Fitr service to bid farewell to the blessed and beautiful month of Ramadan. By the Grace of Allah, the ever-Merciful and all-Compassionate, ... Read More »

Khutbah: Friday 31 May 2019: From Abstinence (imsak) to Elevation (rif’ah): Reimagining Imam Abdullah Haron’s Path of Shahadah (bearing witness) in the Quest for Justice and Dignity by Aslam Fataar

The month of Ramadan is a hadiyyah, a gift.  We abstain in this month from our baser physical desires as a means of connecting to the higher purposes of life. Ramadan sensitises us to our small human frailties, encouraging us to offer a smile, a good word, and material support that comfort the weak, sick and frail. Ramadan presents us ... Read More »

Khutbah: Friday 31 May 2019:

From Abstinence (imsak) to Elevation (rif’ah): Reimagining Imam Abdullah Haron’s Path of Shahadah (bearing witness) in the Quest for Justice and Dignity Aslam Fataar Khutbah delivered at Claremont Main Road Masjid, 31 May 2019 The month of Ramadan is a hadiyyah, a gift.  We abstain in this month from our baser physical desires as a means of connecting to the ... Read More »