After serving more than eight decades as a vital cornerstone in the building of the Muslim community in Lansdowne, the Shukrul Mubeen masjid is celebrating it’s 85th anniversary in December with a number of different events in the upcoming weekend.
Shukrul Mubeen Mosque, in York road, was established in 1932, when residents felt the need to establish a mosque in the Lansdowne community. Up until that point, the men in the community would travel by horse and cart to mosques in Wynberg to attend Jumuah.
In 1932, the first Jumuah was performed in the first mosque structure which was made from wood and iron. It was not until some 15 years later that a concrete structure was erected.
To celebrate the anniversary and to pay tribute to those founding members of the congregation, the masjid will be hosting a number of events over the coming weekend.
“This event is to give thanks to the Almighty for 85 Years of barakah. Its a phenomenal achievement and its only possible because of the foresight which our forefathers had in building this masjid,” said spokesperson Ashraf Kenny.
The week’s program is as follows:
• Thursday, 21 December 2017, After Magrieb – Mass Raatibul Gadaad programme in the mosque after Magrieb. Refreshments will be served and the Thikr will also be broadcasted live on Radio Voice of the Cape.
• Friday, 22 December 2017, After Magrieb – Recitation of the Mawlid by the Mahabbah Foundation.
• Saturday, 23 December 2017, After Magrieb – International Qiraa Programme, featuring Qari Shaykh Ahmad Naina (Egypt), Qari Shaykh, Mamdooh Ebrahim (Egypt) and Qari Shaykh Khalid Rabee (Egypt).
• Sunday, 24 December 2017, at 09h30 – Finals of Qiraa completion.
“The committee and Imaamat of Shukrul Mubeen would like to invite the entire Muslim community to join us in this celebration. We also pray for its’ success Ameen,” concluded Kenny.