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 »

Khutbah: Friday 12 December 2014: Racism, Social Justice and Reconciliation Twenty Years On by Imam Dr. A. Rashied Omar

In the Name of God, the Most Compassionate, the Dispenser of Grace Racism, Social Justice and Reconciliation Twenty Years On  On Tuesday 16 December 2014 South Africans will celebrate Reconciliation Day for the twentieth time. In this khutbah I would like to briefly reflect on an Islamic concept of reconciliation and use it as yardstick with which to evaluate how ... Read More »

Pre-Khutbah talk – Friday 14 November 2014 – Ebola by Dr David Saunders

 Peoples Health Movement www.phmovement.org  Ebola epidemic exposes the pathology of the global economic and political system   On August 8th 2014 the World Health Organisation declared the Ebola outbreak a ‘public health emergency of international concern’[1]. The declaration came four months after the WHO reported a major Ebola outbreak in Guinea in West African. The epidemic broke in Guinea and spread ... Read More »

Pre Khutbah: Friday 7 November 2014: by Dr Aziz Choudry

      Assalaamu Alaikum. I am really honoured to be invited to share some thoughts with you today, among a community with such a strong history of commitment to social justice. The living history of Claremont Main Rd Mosque’s role in the struggle against apartheid here in South Africa, through to its support for the Palestinian-led Boycott Divestment and ... Read More »

Khutbah: Friday 31 October 2014: Environmental Justice by Imam Dr. A. Rashied Omar

In the Name of God, the Most Compassionate, the Dispenser of Grace Tomorrow, Saturday, 1 November 2014, the Claremont Main Road Masjid (CMRM) in association with the International Peace College South Africa (IPSA) and with the support of the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) will be co-hosting an inaugural seminar on Environmental Justice in Islam. The seminar will take place at ... Read More »

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 »