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 »

Khutbah 27 February 2015: Humour and levity at the time of the Prophet (peace be upon him) by SHUAIB MANJRA

Humour is the result of particular cognitive experiences provoking laughter and providing amusement. Such experiences can be elicited through the written word, drawings or pictures, action or simply through expression. Humour comes in different forms. Higher forms of humour include wit, irony, satire, turn of phrase, the use of pun, exaggeration, an element of surprise, or simple cleverness. Lower forms ... Read More »

Khutbah 23 January 2015: The Importance of Education: Advice at the Beginning of the New Academic Year 2015  by Imam Shaheed Gamieldien

In the Name of Allah, the Most Compassionate, the Dispenser of Grace  Respected Elders, Beloved Brothers and Sisters, The beginning of a new academic year is an exciting time and a great opportunity for a fresh start. Over the next few weeks our children and youth are going to need our encouragement, support, guidance and prayers. I would like to ... Read More »

Jumu’a Khutbah, Claremont Main Road Masjid Friday 16 January 2015/ 24th Rabi` al-Awwal 1436 – Emulating Muhammad, the Prophet of Allah (pbuh) by Dr. Muhammad Rafiq Khan

In The Name Of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful We Beseech Allah To Send His Choicest Blessings And Peace Upon Our Leader And Master, Muhammad (S.A.W). Maulud al-Nabi A fortnight ago we celebrated the occasion of Maulud-al-Nabi at this masjid, as we have been doing for the past 160 years. It has become a part of the ‘urf or custom ... Read More »