Celebrating the universal truths

OPINION by Shafiq Morton Christmas, like any great anniversary, should be of good cheer. And, while Scrooge, the Grinch, the Kranks and other killjoys have done their best to spoil Christmas, its generosity of spirit has endured. For Muslims, who have lived cheek-by-jowl with Christians and Jews for more than[…]

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Busy Christmas weekend for NSRI

From shark sightings to false reports of a body floating at sea, and a “missing” woman, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) had a busy Christmas weekend. A sea rescue craft was sent out to Klein River, Hermanus, on Sunday following reports that a woman was missing from a boat,[…]

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Celebrating the happy coincidence of Mawlid and Xmas

The following Jumuah khutbah was delivered by Imam Dr. A. Rashied Omar at the Claremont Main Road Mosque on Christmas on Friday 25th December.  This year 2015 is the first time since 1852 that Mawlid al-Nabi, the birth of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) has coincided with Christmas Eve. This “happy coincidence”,[…]

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Masjidul Quds to focus on Jesus during Jumuah

Jumuah prayers at the Gatesville Mosque this Friday – which coincides with the day of Christmas – will be dedicated to the person and personality of Jesus Christ. The sermon will be delivered by the Imaam of the mosque – the largest in the country accommodating over 5 000 worshippers[…]

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Christmas, Mawlid al-Nabi, and Arab uprisings

In a few days, Christians following the Gregorian calendar will greet Christmas Eve – the 24th of December. But on Christmas Eve this year, there is another, different date that will be marked – the day of the birth, according to many Muslim historians, of the seal of Prophets, Muhammad.[…]

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Christmas feast for Cape Town’s homeless

What started out as a plan to feed five needy people for Christmas ended up with almost 100 hungry tummies filled as three organisations joined forces to bring smiles to Cape Town’s homeless. Cape Town Help the Homeless (CTHTH), the Marcus Garvey Foundation and the Red, Gold and Green Creche[…]

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Family of five killed in N1 crash on Christmas

A young couple and three children between the ages of three months and four years old died in an accident on the N1 near the Sable Road turnoff on Christmas morning. “The driver allegedly lost control of the vehicle and collided with a lamp post on the side of the[…]

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Pope decries violence in God’s name

Pope Francis has condemned the “brutal persecution” of minorities by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group and said the joy of Christmas was marred by the suffering of children in the Middle East and around the world. “I ask him, the saviour of the world, to look[…]

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CMRM Christmas message 2014

The following is a message from the Claremont Main Road Mosque: 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[…]

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