Muharram and the Welcoming the Hijri Year 1436

Kullu ‘Am Wa Antum Bi Khayrin Ma’assalama Was-Sihhah. May Your Entire Year be filled with Goodness, Peace and Well-Being. Imam Dr. A. Rashied Omar We welcome the New Hijri lunar year 1436 and pray that Allah, in his infinite Grace and Compassion will bless us and our families with good health, protect us from all calamities, and keep us busy ... Read More »

Khutbah: Friday 17 October 2014: Tribute to Ali Mazrui by Imam Rashied Omar

  شَهِدَ اللَّهُ أَنَّهُ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا هُوَ وَالْمَلَائِكَةُ وَأُولُو الْعِلْمِ قَائِمًا بِالْقِسْطِ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا هُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الْحَكِيمُ God bears witness that there is no god but He, and (so do) the angels and those possessed of knowledge upholding justice; there is no god but He, the Exalted, the Wise (Qur’an 3:18) The Claremont Main Road Masjid (CMRM) extends its deepest ... Read More »

Id ul Adha, 4|10|2014 – Mitigating the Toxic Political Theology of ISIS by Imam Dr Rashied Omar

In the Name of God, the Most Compassionate, the Dispenser of Grace  10th Dhu al-Hijja 1435 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 & Gratitude belongs to God Alone Introduction We express our thanks and gratitude to Allah, the Lord of Wisdom, ... Read More »

Khutbah – 26|09| 2014 – Commemorating the Martyrdom of Imam Abdullah Haron & the 160th Anniversary of the Claremont Main Road Masjid by Imam Rashied Omar

In the Name of Allah, the Most Compassionate, the Dispenser of Grace  1st Dhu al-Hijja 1435  Introduction This weekend we will commemorate two momentous events. On Saturday the 27th September 2014 we shall be remembering the 45th anniversary of the martyrdom of Imam Abdullah Haron, who was killed in an apartheid prison in 1969. On Sunday 28th September 2014, we shall ... Read More »

Why `Id al-Adha with Makkah?

Why `Id al-Adha with Makkah?   Imam Dr. A. Rashied Omar   The debate over when to celebrate `Id al-Adha revolves around two opposing positions; those who argue that `Id al-Adha is not linked to the rites (manasik) of the pilgrimage (hajj) and those who contend that ‘Id al-Adha is inextricably connected with the hajj.   We believe that by ... Read More »

Khutbah: 19|09|2014 – Clarifying the Ethos, Traditions and Practices of CMRM  by Imam Dr. A. Rashied Omar      

Introduction I have struggled over the past few days to stay out of the deliberate provocation and the raging controversy relating to the launching of the so called ‘Open Mosque’ in Wynberg today. Several media houses and individuals have contacted me for a response, and I have consistently responded with no comment. However, of concern to me is that I ... Read More »

Khutbah – 05|09|2014 – Focussing on ISIS, Omar Shaukat

 Link to Audio Reported on SABC [Show thumbnails] Reflections by Shabbir Banoobhai I have just returned from Friday prayer at the Claremont Main Road Mosque where the pre-prayer talk focused on the horrendous crimes being committed by ISIS in Syria and Iraq – both against non-Muslims (primarily, the Yazidis) as well as against Muslims. Amongst the most recent reported atrocities of the ... Read More »