Imam Rashied Omar

Muslims and inter-faith relations over Xmas

Imam Rashid Omar from the Claremont Main Road Mosque believe believes 2017 has been an outstanding one for Muslim-Christian relations at the local level. In June, Anglican Archbishop Thabo Makgoba delivered the keynote address at the Claremont Main Road Mosque’s Annual General Meeting and called for greater interfaith solidarity in[…]

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The significance of of Shawwal

The following Jumuah khutbah was delivered by Imam Rashied Omar at the Town Centre masjid on Friday 24 July.  The sermon focuses on the The Significance of the Lunar Month of Shawwal. The month of Shawwal is the tenth month in the hijri lunar calendar and has great significance for Muslims.[…]

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Pakistan: Responding to atrocity with wisdom

The following is the Jumuah Khutbah of Imam Dr. Rashied Omar, as delivered at the Claremont Main Road Mosque on Friday the 19th December: OPINION- The Gregorian year 2014 has been a grim and distressing one for Muslims at the global level. During the past year extremist Muslim groups such[…]

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‘Reconciliation a part of faith’

Despite the fact that the year 2014 has caused many South Africans to lose some hope in the country’s future, Imam Rashied Omar says reconciling with fellow citizens will be the key to a prosperous future. Twenty years after the advent of a completely democratic republic of South Africa, Omar[…]

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Imam Rashied Omar steps down as WCRLF chairperson

The Western Cape Religious Leaders Forum (WCRLF) successfully convened its 4th Annual General Meeting at its Zonnebloem headquarters on Thursday 13 November 2014. Established in 2007 under the patronship of the Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, the Most Reverend Dr.Thabo Makgoba, the WCRLF brings together representatives of the Jewish, Muslim,[…]

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Mitigating the toxic political theology of ISIS

The following link contains the Eid al-Adha khutbah of Imam Dr. Rashied Omar, as heard at the Claremont Main Road Masjid. In the khutbah, Dr. Omar dissects the ideologies and declarations made by the radical Islamic State (IS) group. Readers are advised to download the following PDF file, for their[…]

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