Masjids / Islamic Centres in Hermanus
1 Jacaranda Road
Mount Pleasant, Hermanus 7200
51 Main Road
It is a welcome sight for Muslim travellers to Hermanus, seeking an oasis where they can spread their legs and perform their prayers. Given the large number of tourists who flock to the town during the holidays, particularly from September with the start of the whale season, local Muslims welcome visiting Musliims with open arms. The first to welcome them is the imam of the mosque who lives directly next to the mosque.
Originally from Zanzibar, Maulana Alli Sheha, has firmly entrenched himself in the Overberg region. Having completed his studies at the Darul Uloom near the Strand, he now serves a growing Muslim community in Hermanus. "We have about 25 local Muslim families and another 100 migrant Muslim families living here. They come from countries like Somalia, Senegal, Malawi, Tanzania, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.