Support for the mass movement against gentrification is growing in Cape Town, with more members of the ulema speaking out against the Muslim community’s endangered heritage. Gentrification was placed firmly on the agenda at a special iftaar hosted by the Muslim Judicial Council in Rylands on Wednesday night in a[…]
With the majority of mainstream ulema unequivocally denouncing Thursday’s attack at the Imam Hussain Mosque in Verulam outside Durban, there should now be vociferous calls for Muslims to reject any form of sectarianism. This was the view of the Claremont Main Road Masjid (CMRM), in the wake of a gruesome[…]
Palestinian sources say hospitals and medics are struggling to cope with the severe injuries of civilians in yesterday’s Great Right of Return protests. Eight Gazans were shot and killed by Zionist occupation forces yesterday, which brings the death toll since the start of the protests on March 30 to 31.[…]
Ahead of International Day of Solidarity with Palestinians on Wednesday 29th November, there is a need for a sober reflection on the violence and racism that has permeated across Palestinian society for the past 100 years since the Balfour Declaration. So says the Claremont Main Road Mosque’s Imam Rashied Omar,[…]
While world leaders mull over how to respond to the military bombardment of Aleppo in Syria, religious leaders have renewed a call for people to prayer for the war ravaged country. At his General Audience on Wednesday, the Pope Francis once again appealed for peace in Syria. “Dramatic news continues to reach me[…]
The following is a Jumuah khutbah delivered by Ihsaan Bassier at Claremont Main Road Mosque on Friday 17th June, in commemoration of Youth Day. Youth Day 2016. Forty years ago, school students courageously rose up against an oppressive government and inspired an era of mass resistance. I string together stories[…]
Barbera Hogan has called for ANC members to demand that President Zuma must go. Hogan, who has been a leading ANC member, spent nine years in prison for treason under the apartheid government. She served as Minister of Health (2008 to 2009) and Minister of Public Enterprises (2009 to 2010).[…]
BY Imam Dr. Rashied Omar – Gender Justice is an integral part of the vision and mission of Claremont Main Road Mosque (CMRM). To this end, we are committed to upholding the struggle for the full dignity, honour and equality of women in our country, our communities, our workplaces, our[…]
In light of two high profile cases of gender violence in the media recently, the Claremont Main Road Mosque (CMRM) will host a vigil on Friday 13 February to draw attention to the cycle of violence plaguing women. Two weeks ago, five year old Kayde Williams from Bredasdorp was raped[…]
The following is a statement issued by the Claremont Main Road Mosque (CMRM), in response to the recent attack on the offices of a French satirical magazine: STATEMENT– The killing of 12 people at the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine in Paris is an act that should be condemned in the[…]
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