“What Is a Madrasa?” by Ebrahim Moosa – professor of Islamic studies at Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs and the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies

Ebrahim Moosa is a professor of Islamic studies at Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs and the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, and the author of “What Is a Madrasa?” When we studied together at a madrassa, Rashid Moosagie had a very low opinion of my politics. I was disenchanted by the academic, abstract nature of our curriculum ... Read More »

Khutbah Friday 21 August 2015: Cultivating Recognition (ma’rifa) in the Quest for Environmental Justice by Prof Aslam Fataar

Cultivating Recognition (ma’rifa) in the Quest for Environmental Justice   Khutbah: Claremont Main Road Masjid – 21 August 2015 Today’s khutbah focuses on environmental justice and sustainability in light of the threat of climate change, global warming, environmental pollution, and ecological imbalances all over the world. These are affecting quality of life, threatening to destroy the very material basis necessary ... Read More »

Khutbah: Friday 24 July 2015: Mitchells Plain Town Centre Masjid: The Significance of the Lunar Month of Shawwal by Imam Dr. A. Rashied Omar

In the Name of Allah, the Most Compassionate, the Dispenser of Grace  Introduction The month of Shawwal is the tenth month in the hijri lunar calendar and has great significance for Muslims. During pre-Islamic times the lunar month of Shawwal was regarded as a cursed month and a month of ill-omen. Some people of that time even avoided getting married ... Read More »

Khutbah: ‘Id al-Fitr 2015: Celebrating the Social Justice Legacy of Mandela by Imam Dr. A. Rashied Omar

In the Name of God, the Most Compassionate, the Dispenser of Grace July 2015/Shawwal 1436   Allah is Greater than Allah is Greater than Allah is Greater than All Praise, Thanks & Gratitude belongs to Allah Alone   Introduction  We have gathered at this `Id al-Fitr service to celebrate our spiritual achievements of the past month of Ramadan. To have ... Read More »

The ongoing destruction of Syria and Iraq by Dr Shamil Jeppie

The ongoing destruction of Syria and Iraq Two places of great historic significance in Islamic history are in chaos.  Damascus and Baghdad stand out in the early centuries of Islamic history for their rich culture, architecture, and scholarship.  Provinces and towns Syria and Iraq all have some trace of great achievements of the early Islamic past.   But both countries ... Read More »

Ta’aruf and Ta’ayush – A Jewish Perspective – By Heidi Grunebaum

Ta’aruf and Ta’ayush – A Jewish Perspective CMRM Post –Tarawih Talk – Saturday Evening 4 July 2015  Good evening, Assalamu `alaykum, Shalom aleichem. It is an honour and privilege for me to be invited here tonight to your masjid, such an auspicious and important mosque in the history of this city, renowned even outside of Muslim circles for its unyielding promotion of Islamic ... Read More »

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 »