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‘ID AL-FITR PRAYERS AND CELEBRATION

 FRIDAY, 15 JUNE @ 9:30 AM

This year the worship and festivity marking the end of the sacred month of fasting takes place on Friday, 15th June. For the first time in a month, Muslims will be permitted to consume food and drink during daylight hours. The ‘Id prayers will begin at 9:30 am, and will be followed by a delicious brunch to foster genuine fellowship between Muslims and others. Everyone welcome to attend the service and partake in the festivities. Whoever wishes to stay on for the weekly Friday congregational prayers at 12:45pm will be most welcomed.

YOUTH DAY GALA DINNER

SATURDAY, 16 JUNE @ 7 PM

In June 1976, the oppressed youth of South Africa – without any adult manipulation – rose in spontaneous revolt to protest the blatant injustices of institutionalized racism and discriminatory education. Although this youthful insurrection was brutally crushed by the apartheid state, the immediate and long-term legacy of these fearless student protests heralded the beginning of the end of white hegemony in this part of the world…

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INVITATION FROM CHRIST, THE KING CHURCH

FRIDAY, 8 JUNE @ 5:30 PM

To reciprocate the Open Mosque’s Christmas dinner last year for Christians of all denominations, Christ, the King Church, in Milner Road, Claremont is again inviting members of the Open Mosque congregation to come for iftar. Only halal and vegetarian dishes will be served. Apart from breaking the fast together, the church welcomes us to recite the adhan (Islamic call to prayer) and to perform Maghrib salah. This is yet another landmark precedent that augurs exceeding well for better Christian-Muslim relations in the Western Cape.

TEMPLE ISRAEL SYNAGOGUE INVITES THE OPEN MOSQUE FOR IFTAR

Rabbi Greg Alexander and Temple Israel Synagogue again cordially welcome the Open Mosque congregation and other Muslims to break the fast at 5:45 pm. This exceptional invitation includes observance of the Jewish Shabbat proceedings. Muslims will break their fast as well recite the call to prayer and perform their Islamic worship. Thereafter, everyone will partake in the Jewish Friday service. To attend this special Jewish-Muslim event that advances interfaith relations, everyone must pre-register ahead of time with us for security reasons.