Attempted Bombing of Musjidur Rahman – Durban North



The Jamiatul Ulama South Africa (JUSA) expresses deep concern at the news of an attempted bombing of Musjidur Rahman, a mosque in Durban North.


Yesterday, security personnel at the mosque, responded to some unusual activity by suspected criminals who placed at the premises what turned out to be improvised explosive devices that had to be attended to by a bomb disposal unit of the South African Police Service.


The fact that this attempt had potential to cause harm to persons and property, at a place of worship, makes it even more outrageous as a premeditated act of terror. It is an attempt that has hallmarks of Islamophobia and hate, which should be condemned by everyone.


JUSA reiterates its appeal to all communities to affirm the preservation of the sanctity of places of worship. Mosques are such sacred places and sanctuaries for members of respective communities, for retreat and accord. Together with their surroundings, such sanctuaries should be kept as protected zones that remain safe, at all times.


JUSA extends a message of support to the community in Durban North. We appeal to the community to help the relevant law-enforcement agencies in their investigations of this incident, so that the culprits are apprehended and successfully prosecuted. Undesirable and thuggish elements that have no respect for life and the sanctity of places of worship should never be given either cover or protection against the law, under any circumstances.


We call for vigilance against agents of darkness whose displeasure comes from seeing communities living together, in mutual respect and peace.


Released by:


The Executive Committee
Jamiatul Ulama South Africa


02 Muharram 1446/ 09 July 2024