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Rare astronomical phenomenon in Makkah today

The holy city will witness on Friday a rare astronomical phenomenon where the sun will be exactly perpendicular above the Kaaba, i.e. the sun will rise by 90 degrees vertically above the House of God. The shadows will disappear for a slight period. This event will allow people to define the[…]

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One of the greatest female scholars passes away

Born 1326/1908 in the city of Meknās in Morocco, Shaykha Bahiyyah bint Hāshim al-Quṭbiyyah al-Filāliyyah was one of the rare scholarly giants who still remained from the previous generation who was a great inspiration for men and women alike. She memorized Qurʾān at the age of 14 at the hands[…]

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Africa Day: Celebrate Islam’s legacy in Africa

As Africans make strides toward developing the continent, this week we celebrated the founding of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) in 1963. On this day, leaders of 30 independent African states signed a founding charter in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Though the OAU was succeeded by the African Union (AU)[…]

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SABC to cut violent protest footage ‘to educate citizens’

That “continuing to promote” violent service delivery protests “might encourage other communities to do the same” is the reason the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) will no longer show “footage of people burning public institutions”. The public broadcaster also made an “appeal to other South African broadcasters and the print[…]

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SA deploys 301 firefighters to Canada

Canada will be receiving the aid of 301 South African firefighters to assist the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre (CIFFC) in the countries wildland fire suppression efforts at the province of Alberta. “CIFFC have sent a formal request for assistance to their international partners including Working on Fire,” Working on[…]

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Former Nedbank chairman takes on Zuma

Former Nedbank chairman Reuel Khoza has ridiculed South Africa’s political leadership and President Jacob Zuma, implying that they imposed political solutions on legal matters. Khoza, who angered ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe in 2012 for calling the country’s leadership a “strange breed”, was at it again on Thursday at the Nedgroup[…]

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Kids abducted as burglary decoys

A syndicate is suspected to be behind house robberies and kidnappings that have been taking place in Grassy Park and other areas in the southern suburbs. In the past two months, there have been at least three incidents reported in Grassy Park and Steenberg. Grassy Park Community Policing Forum chairman[…]

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Greece, Italy and Malta close airspace to Libyans

Greece has closed off its airspace to flights from Libya until September, local media reported citing a looming NATO operation. The alliance however refuted “baseless rumors” of any combat op in Libya, which remains in turmoil since the 2011 intervention. A notice to airmen (NOTAM) was issued by the Greek[…]

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