Claremont Main Road Mosque in Cape Town - South Africa


Claremont Main Road Mosque was established in 1854 and is the sixth oldest mosque in South Africa. It was the second mosque to be built outside the Bo-Kaap. It was administered for over 100 years by the Abderoef family, descendants of Tuan Guru. The first mosque Board in 1978 adopted the mosque constitution and established a system of democratic governance. Under the leadership of Imam Gassan Solomon the mosque played a prominent role in the anti-apartheid struggle during the 1980s. This legacy continues to define the role of CMRM as socially responsive in the post-apartheid period.

Imam Rashied Omar has been the co-ordinating Imam of CMRM since 1986, and is assisted by Imam Shaheed Gamieldien. ;


Address:Claremont Main Road Mosque
40 - 42 Main Road, Claremont, Cape Town,
Western Cape, RSA,

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