My name is Moegamad Amien Jardien and for the last 20 years I have served as an Imam of a small Muslim community situated along Jakes Gerwel Drive, Rocklands, Mitchells Plain. This community forms part of the larger Muslim community in Mitchells Plain which has the largest concentration of Muslims in South Africa in a residential township.

Muslims in Mitchells Plain have always enjoyed good relations with neighbours, family and friends of other religious denominations and faiths. Hence, even the toils and struggles of the past were shared and the subsequent contributions by Muslims to uplift and benefit the broader community has not gone unnoticed. In an area called The Westridge, all the streets are named after Imams and community workers that historically, made a difference in the lives of the communities they served.