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 »

PRESS STATEMENT 9 January 2015

CMRM APPEALS TO MUSLIMS NOT TO BE PROVOKED BY OFFENSIVE CARTOONS IN WAKE OF PARIS ATTACK The killing of 12 people at the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine in Paris is an act that should be condemned in the strongest terms. Regardless of the provocation by this magazine in insulting marginal population groups including Africans, immigrants and Muslims, this act of ... Read More »

Claremont Main Road Mosque Christmas Message 2014

In the Name of God, the Compassionate and Dispenser of Grace The Claremont Main Road Mosque congregation sends greetings of peace and love to all our Christian compatriots, family and friends. We wish you a blessed Christmas and a prosperous New Year. The Gregorian year 2014 has been a difficult and strained one for Muslim-Christian relations at the global level. ... Read More »

Friday 19 December 2014/26 Safar 1436 : Pakistan: Responding to Atrocity with Wisdom by Imam Dr. A. Rashied Omar

In the Name of God, the Most Compassionate, the Dispenser of Grace Khutbah The Gregorian year 2014 has been a grim and distressing one for Muslims at the global level. During the past year extremist Muslim groups such as Boko Haram and the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), have targeted Christians in Nigeria, Iraq and Syria for extermination ... Read More »