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Women and Janazahs

This a transcript of a Jumuah khutbah delivered by Imam Rashied Omar of the Claremont Main Road Mosque on women and janazahs.  You are obsessed by greed and compete with each other for worldly possessions Until you visit the graves (Surah Takathur, Chapter 102, Verses 1 and 2) During the[…]

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Paying tribute to the enduring legacy of Imam Haron

By Imam Dr. A. Rashied Omar On Wednesday the 27th September 2017 we commemorate the 48th anniversary of the martyrdom of Imam Abdullah Haron. After being held incommunicado for 123 days by the South African state security in an apartheid prison, Imam Haron died on September 27, 1969. During an[…]

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Solidarity with the Rohingya People

By Imam Dr. A. Rashied Omar At this tragic time when we are witnessing increased acts of ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya people of Myanmar (a country that was previously known as Burma) I would like to draw our attention to the history and longstanding suffering one of the most[…]

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Myanmar: Who are the Rohingya Muslims?

Who are the Rohingya? The Rohingya are often described as “the world’s most persecuted minority”. They are an ethnic Muslim group who have lived for centuries in the majority Buddhist Myanmar. Currently, there are about 1.1 million Rohingya Muslims who live in the Southeast Asian country. The Rohingya speak Rohingya[…]

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The transformation of the Cape’s hajj traditions

By Yaseen Kippie Through its deep spiritual traditions, Capetonian Muslims have long been a close knit community despite years of oppression and subjugation during the apartheid era.  The emergence of Muslims joining ship routes around Africa to the sacred lands of Makkah, brought with it the manifestation of centuries of[…]

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