Johannesburg — Fifty thousand people have received either the Johnson & Johnson or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the Houghton Masjid (West Street), marking a major community milestone in the efforts to end the pandemic.

In the past few weeks, teams of volunteers have been ramping up our “VacciNation” campaign by opening up the HOUGHTON MASJID (West Street) parking area to the public as a “#VacciNation drive-thru” and reducing the wait time aiming to get more people vaccinated.

“The Houghton #VacciNation drive-thru has been incredible” said Premier David Makhura and committed to use the model throughout the province.

Numbers are as follows:

  • #VacciNationHoughton Masjid: 50 038 in 32 working days
  • Homebound #VacciNation: 701 (Included in Houghton Total)
  • Outreach #VacciNation: 4 939 in 16 events

“We will continue to see local outbreaks, which will hopefully be identified and contained in time. The most important aspect is that if we all continue to do our part, including encouraging vaccination and being vigilant, we will continue to advance toward the end of the pandemic” – Arshad Bodiat, coordinator of the #VacciNation Campaign.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the volunteers across the sites, our doctors, nurses and medics and the teams that make this possible each day. To the thousands upon thousands of citizens who have trusted us to give them their jab, we thank you.


Taking Vaccines to the people – Over the next few weeks members of our volunteer team and healthcare professionals will identify areas and communities that demand their right to be vaccinated. “We need to continue ensuring that we do what we can to make vaccination accessible, easy and convenient to the South African public and through our existing partnerships we aim to reach more people”, said Bodiat.

These outreach events will ensure that we maintain a committed team of volunteers.

The Houghton drive-thru site will continue till Saturday 11th September 2021 and will host a number of pop-up #VacciNation days to accommodate residents that require their scheduled vaccine, including the second Pfizer jab.

Allah Ta’ala has made this world an abode of ever changing and fluctuating conditions. 

بِسْم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Allah Ta’ala has made this world an abode of ever changing and fluctuating conditions. 

Allah Ta’ala says in the Quran:

الذي خلق الموت و الحياة ليبلوكم ايكم احسن عملا

(He has created death and life to test you as to who has the best of actions) 

Allah has promised great rewards for those who adopt Sabr/patience at the time of tests and adversities.

Allah says:

انما يوفى الصابرون اجرهم بغير حساب

(The person exercising Sabr receives an unlimited reward from Allah) 

Believers turn their hearts to Allah during adversity.

Allah Ta’ala says:

ما اصاب من مصيبة الا باذن الله و من يومن بالله يهد قلبه

(A calamity does not befall accept with Allah’s permission and he who believes in Allah, Allah guides his heart) 

During these trying times every person is enduring some type of stress, anxiety and even trauma. The most being experienced by those affected directly with Covid-19 and thereafter by those invaluable health workers and doctors who serve in hospitals along with those entrusted with burial preparations and rituals.

Rasoolullah ﷺ says in a prophetic tradition:

الله في عون العبد ما كان العبد في عون اخيه

(Allah assists His servant as long as he is in the service of his brother) 

Rasoolullah ﷺ also said ‘For me to assist a person in difficulty is more virtuous than one month of i’tikaaf/seclusion in Masjid al Nabawi.’ 

I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of the Imams of West Street Masjid, Houghton to express our gratitude and appreciation to all the doctors and health workers of our community, those who are on the frontline trying to treat and be a means of support to families and individuals affected with Covid-19. 

We also equally express our gratitude and appreciation to all the brothers and sisters of our burial committee, who are selflessly sacrificing their time, fulfilling a community obligation of ensuring that our Muslims are honourably shrouded and buried with dignity in accordance with the teachings of Islam, even in these extremely trying time. 

May Allah accept all your efforts and reward you all abundantly. May He protect you and your families from all types of physical and spiritual harm and sickness

آمِيْن يَارَبَّ الْعَالَمِينْ 

Wassalamu Alaikum  

Qari Muhammad Sauleh Peck

Houghton Masjid (West Street) Jummah Arrangements & ALTERNATE VENUES

Houghton Masjid (West Street) Jummah Arrangements
As per the presidential directive & after much deliberation on the logistical challenges that we will have at the Masjid on Friday for Jumuah, we encourage local brothers to host short Jumuah Khutbah & Salaah in groups no larger than 100 people at the respective homes & businesses.
This will help with logistic challenges at the masjid. Under the present restrictions and circumstances and complying with government regulations, Houghton Masjid (West Street) will not be able to accommodate the normal Jum’uah gathering.
Kindly make alternate arrangements.
At the Masjid and the Jamaat Khana :
    – Wudhu & Bathroom Facities will be closed
    – Please bring your own Musallahs
    – All bothers with flu like symptoms or who are ill should avoid the masjid
    – Only the Fardh Salaah will be performed in the Masjid. Sunnah & Nafl should be performed at home.
    – Limited to 100 Brothers per venue at the following 3 Times :
– 12:30pm
– 1:30pm
– 2:30pm
No.67 4th Street, Houghton
Athaan: 12:30
Salaah: 12:45
Contact: Uwais 0728024065
4 cotsworld drive
Azaan 12.35
JAVED – +27 (83) 222-9103‬

1 Cecile Road, Norwood

1 Jamaat –  35 mussallees maximum

12h45 – Jamaat Khutbah


Corner 7th Avenue & 3rdStreet, Houghton

1 Jamaat – 75 mussallees maximum

12h45 – Jamaat Khutbah


41A First Avenue, Houghton

1 Jamaat – 75 mussallees maximum

12h45 – Jamaat Khutbah


EAGLE CREEK (residents only)


Aronia Spa

9 eleventh Avenue houghton

50 People

Sameer : +27 82 412 0732

Khutbah : 1:00pm

No.10 17th Ave, Houghton
Athaan: 13:00
Salaah: 13:15
Contact: Arshad 0728321174
All brothers to please make Wudhu before and bring their own Musallah

Jummah – 17th January 2020 by Qari Abdur Rahmaan Ishaq

Jummah – 17th January 2020 by Qari Abdur Rahmaan Ishaq at The Houghton Masjid (West Street)


Jummah Programme – 14th March 2019

Jummah Programme – 14th March 2019 by Qari Yusuf Osman at the Houghton Masjid (West Street)

Mid-Term Break


Please be advised that the madrassah will be closed on Friday 22 February and Monday 25 February for the mid-term break.

Secondly if you are not on the WhatsApp madrassah chat and would like to be added on please email through your mobile number to madrassah@hmjamaat.com

Kind Regards

Houghton Muslim Jamaat Trust Madrassah