5 York Road, Witkin Building, Unit 1, Wynberg 7800

Cape Town, 8000 S. Africa

+27 21 761 4008

During working hours

Mon - Fri: 8:30 - 16:30

Except for public holidays

Anyone who wishes to connect with a spiritual community with their spiritual house as Islam. Anyone who feels marginalized and is seeking a community with whom they can identify with. Masjidul Ghurbaah is open to everyone who feels marginalized by the mainstream Muslim community. However, the mosque committee has the right to turn away anyone who do not respect the values of the mosque or threatens the safety of the space for others
There is no such a thing as a gay mosque. Masjidul Ghurbaah is an inclusive mosque, which means that we do not discriminate against anyone regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, religious beliefs and associations. The mosque specifically promotes female leadership in social and spiritual roles.

Quranic Inspiration

مَا خَلَقْنَا السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالأَرْضَ وَمَا بَيْنَهُمَا إِلاَّ بِالْحَقِّ وَإِنَّ
السَّاعَةَ لآتِيَةٌ فَاصْفَحِ الصَّفْحَ الْجَمِيلَ

We have not created the heavens and the earth and all that is between them except for a just cause; and Judgment day is approaching. So forgive; how excellent is the act of forgiveness.

I would like my life to be a statement of love and compassion ..... and where it isn't, that's where my work lies.

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The purpose of the mosque is to provide a safe space in which queer Muslims and marginalized women can practice Islam.  The mosque is a safe space for those who live on the peripheries of Muslim society,  often stigmatized and ostracized  based on who they are, how they choose to identity,  what they do and where the community thinks they belong.  


We acknowledge ourselves as ‘marginalized’ as the first step towards emotional freedom.  Malcolm X expounded on this idea that we can only claim freedom for ourselves if we identify with everyone that is oppressed and acknowledge our own state of oppression.  Alcoholics Anonymous also teaches an important first step to healing from addiction;  that in order to be cured from addiction,  one has to admit and accept the addiction.  Although some may feel that identifying as ‘marginalized’,  reinforces the negative impact of the word, we feel that by accepting our circumstances and identifying with the marginalized is the first step towards healing and emotional freedom.


“We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.”  –  Malcolm X


The first step to becoming empowered is to make peace with ones situation and find the blessing within the experience.  We often say to queer people; ” the world will not be convinced about your sexual orientation unless you are convinced about it yourself first”.  


With being marginalized comes blessings.  The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) after having rejected the offers of power from the elitist Arabs who wanted to control him,  prayed that Allah keeps him among the marginalized of society and that he die among the marginalized. He recognized that blessings come through poverty, marginalization, abandonment, rejection and pain.  With such hardships come the realization of the true meaning of our lives and an appreciation for Allah, the Source of life.  


Malcolm X also reminded us of this spiritual reality that: “Truth is on the side of the oppressed.”  – Malcolm X


Masjidul Ghurbaah is open to everyone who feels marginalized by mainstream Muslim community.  However, the mosque committee has the right to turn away anyone who do not respect the values of the mosque or threatens the safety of the space for others

Islamic Calendar Widgets by Alhabib

We are not judged for the changes we've created in others, but for the changes our interactions with others have created within us.

Dhikr

Monthly Thursday night sessions of melodious chanting of Ratibul Haddad (Cape Townian style) in remembrance of Allah

Mass Iftar

A night in Ramadan for for all to break fast together and stand in prayer as a community

Eid

Celebrating the two Eids of the Islamic year with an early morning prayer and a sermon followed by breakfast

Jumuah

Weekly Friday congregational prayers with enlighten sermons from the pulpit

Miladun Nabi

A colourful day of celebrating the birth of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and celebrating his mission

Madrassah

Online Islamic courses

Mosque Members & Committee

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