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Dhikr-ullaah invite at the Sunni Muslim Masjid, Harvey Rd, Claremont Print E-mail

The Sheikh of the ’Ibaad-u-Ragmaan Qadiri Jamaa’ah, Haji Achmat Damon, invites everyone to the dhikr-ullaah that will be held at the Sunni Muslim Masjid in Harvey Road, Claremont, on Saturday, 9th August 2008. Events will include the Maghrib Salaah, the adhkaar, the 'Isha Salaah, the resumption of the Qadiriyya, the du'aa and a short lecture. 

The recital will be led by Imam Fatgie Manie, Haji Toyer Adams, Imam Mogammad Ismail Davids, Hafith Razeen Carelse, Hafith Muneer Manie, Dr Shahiem Ganief, Haji Omar Abrahams, Haji Achmat Fish, Haji Ierfaan Sydow, Haji Liegaaj Ganief, Haji Mogamat Shafiek Salie, Haji Mogammad Faatiegh Manie, Haji Ismail Ganief, Haji Mogammad Yunus Kippie, Haji Mohammed Faaiz Adams, Haji Riedwaan Cassiem and Haji Taalieb Ganief.The Sunni Muslim Masjid in Harvey Road, Claremont was built in 1908. Its first Imam was Imam Mogammad Amien Mustapha. He had officiated there for 54 years. Imam Mogammad Amien's daughters Gadija (d. 1943) and Asa (d. 1944), and wife Salega nee Ryklief (d. 1953) had passed away before him. Imam Mogammad Amien Mustapha had died on 22 March 1962 aged 74 and was buried at the Mowbray Cemetery.

He was survived by his children Haji Mogammad Rashaad (d. 1986), Abdul Gamied (d. 1985), Mariam (d. 1987), Jogerah (1929-2008), Mareldia (d. 1992), Asma (b. 1938) and his adopted daughter Fatima (b. 1934). Imam Toyer Latief (d. 1947) had assisted Imam Mogammad Amien Mustapha and had taught there. Hafith Abduragmaan Ely (d. 1960) had led the taraweeh salaah. Before taking up the Imamate post at Masjid al-Waqaf in Kimberley, Imam Yusuf Gallant (b. 1927) had, for three months in 1964, deputised as the Sunni Muslim Masjid Imam. Hafith al-Qur’an Imam Gasan Abdurahman was the Imam of the mosque until his death in 1975. Boeta Abu Bakr Levy (d. 1967) had presided as his second-in-command.

The last remains of Imam Gasan Abdurahman were interred at the Mowbray Cemetery. Boeta Ismail Cassiem, Boeta Imraan Stemmet, Boeta Amardien Stemmet, Boeta Omar Adams and Haji Ismail Noordien (1924-2004) had, over the years, called the worshippers to prayer. The shuyukh Abu Bakr and Ebrahim Gabriels had cut their teeth at the Sunni Muslim Masjid and had qualified in al-Madinah al-Munawwarah, Arabia. Arabic grammarian Sheikh Abdullah Abduroaf (d. 2004) had studied in Mecca and had served the Harvey Road faithful from 1975 till 1988. By this time, most people of colour had been forced from Claremont by apartheid and the Group Areas Act. Sheikh Abdullah Abduroaf was succeeded by the current incumbent, Imam Mogammad Ali Gierdien (b. 1930).

Interested persons may contact Imam Mogammad Ali Gierdien, address: 40 5th Avenue, Rondebosch East 7770, Western Cape, South Africa; telephone: +2721 6970293 (home), cellular telephone: 0832586819

Interested persons may contact Hajja Asma Hendricks, address: 21 Cerise Road, Goolhurst Estate 7945, Western Cape, South Africa; telephone: +2721 7053002 / +2721 6330062, cellular telephone: 0730369668

Interested persons may contact the Mosque Secretary: Haji Sulayman Fakier, address: 154 Church Street, Athlone 7764, Western Cape, South Africa; home telephone: +2721 6974016, cellular telephone: 0722827661

Interested persons may contact the Mosque Chairman: Haji Mogammad Noor Green, address: 18 Myrtle Road, Parkwood Estate 7945, Western Cape, South Africa; telephone: +2721 7059070

Interested persons may contact Hajja Asa Achmat and Hajja Salega Lotter, address: 6 Willem Arendse Road, Penlyn Estate 7764, Western Cape, South Africa; telephone: +2721 6922368, cellular telephone: 0842666911

Interested persons may contact the Mosque Trustee: Haji Abdullah Adams, address: 5 Dormer Close, Crawford 7780, Western Cape, South Africa; telephone: +2721 6973008

Interested persons may contact Hajja Gadija Mustapha, address: 130 2nd Avenue, Rondebosch East 7764, Western Cape, South Africa; telephone: +2721 6972472, cellular telephone: 0721472400

Interested persons may contact Haji Riedwaan Schwartz, address: 1 Rooikrantz Road, Grassy Park 7945, Western Cape, South Africa; telephone: +2721 7061406

Interested persons may contact the Mosque Trustee: Haji Ebrahim Jacobs, address: 1 Galilee Road, Retreat 7945, Western Cape, South Africa; telephone: +2721 7013137, cellular telephone: 0845836224

Interested persons may contact Haji Mogammad Salie Kenny, address: 7 Honeysuckle Street, Parktown 7764, Western Cape, South Africa; telephone: +2721 6334855, cellular telephone: 0823667431