In his first Friday sermon delivery since 2012, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has defended the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) amid a growing backlash after it mistakenly shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane, killing all 176 people on board. Khamenei’s address comes as Iran and its rulers face[…]
In the ‘Id al-Fitr khutbah, delivered on Saturday 18th July on International Mandela Day, Imam Rashied Omar urges us to honour of the legacy of the pre-1964 Mandela, by taking forward the struggle for social justice and challenging the systemic and structural inequalities that are at the root of the[…]
While Friday’s national unified khutbah against the Islamic State group has been hailed as “significant”, one terrorism expert has warned that the Muslim community in South Africa will need to do much more to be able to counter the ISIS propaganda campaign. “Although such initiatives are welcomed, if one looks[…]
Imams in mosques across the country will deliver a ‘national unified’ khutbah focused on ISIS on Friday, that will encourage Muslims to be wary of recruitment activities of the group in South Africa. This development comes after various Muslim organisations and scholars from across South Africa met recently to discuss[…]
The following is the Jumuah khutbah delivered by Imam Dr. Rashied Omar at the Claremont Main Road Mosque (CMRM), on Friday the 8th May ahead of Mother’s Day on Sunday. In order to show appreciation to Mothers for their invaluable contributions, contemporary societies have introduced “Mother’s Day”, which will be[…]
The following is a transcript of the Jumuah khutbah delivered by Imam Rashied Omar from Claremont Main Road Mosque on Friday 1 May, Workers Day. Since this jumu’ah service takes place on Workers Day, it is fitting for us to reflect on the struggle of workers for dignity and a[…]
The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) has called on the clergy to dedicate their Jumuah Khutbahs on Friday to enlightening the community as to the dangers posed by the radical Islamic State (ISIS). This comes after the ulema body on Wednesday held a workshop with 80 imams, in the wake of[…]
The following is the Jumuah Khutbah as delivered by Imam Dr. Rashied Omar, at the Claremont Main Road Masjid (CMRM) on Friday 12 December: On Tuesday 16 December 2014 South Africans will celebrate Reconciliation Day for the twentieth time. In this khutbah I would like to briefly reflect on an[…]
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[…]
In a bid to bring light to the atrocities being committed by the Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Northern Iraq, the Claremont Main Road Mosque has chosen to dedicate this weeks Jumuah prayers, in support of those affected by the groups rise. They will not only seek to denounce[…]
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