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Ulema call for decisive action on BoKaap gentrification

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[…]

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Keep praying for Syria, urge religious leaders

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[…]

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Youth Day reflections

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[…]

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Zuma must go, says ANC struggle veteran Barbara Hogan

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).[…]

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CMRM supports 16 Days of Activism

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[…]

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‘End violence against women’: CMRM

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[…]

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Don’t be provoked by offensive cartoons: CMRM

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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