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A giant of our time passes on

A giant of our time passes on…on 7 May we lost one of our era’s most extraordinary personalities. Maulana Shaikh Naazim ‘Adil al-Haqqani – the 40th in a line of Naqshbandi Shaikhs from Sayyidina Abu Bakr (ra) and the Prophet (SAW) – passed away in his 92nd year.

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Long fasting worries UK Muslims

Preparing for fasting the holy month of Ramadan, UK Islamic organizations and medics have issued warning ahead of Ramadan, as Muslims gear up for 19 hour fasting during the holy month. “In 2014, the fasting hours for Ramadan will be some 19 hours long. With some five hours only available[…]

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'Dedicate Ramadan to Syria'

South Africans must mobilize themselves to expand the relief effort in war ravaged Syria. That was the impassioned appeal by Sheikh Ebrahim Gabriels on Saturday, upon his arrival at Cape Town International airport on Saturday following a week long humanitarian trip to Turkey. Gabriels, Sheikh Irfaan Abrahams, and Adiel Fredericks[…]

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Pagad to meet in Tafelsig

The Freedom Park community in Tafelsig, will meet once again on Sunday 29 June to march to the homes of gangsters and drug dealers.  This decision was taken by the community at a mass meeting on Thursday 26 June, at the Freedom Park Community Centre in Tafelsig.  The People Against[…]

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Ramadan moonsighting tonight

Members of the Cresent Observers Society of South Africa and the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) will gather at Three Anchor Bay in Sea Point on Saturday evening for the sighting of the moon for the month of Ramadhan 1435. The sighting will take place immediately after Maghrib, with the announcement[…]

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AWS on Sunday

The 15th edition of VOC’s Ramadan outreach project Ahlan Wa Sahlan is set to kick off on the first day of Ramadan on Sunday, with a broadcast at the Masjid us-Saabiereen in Macassar. The programme will see the station facilitate a Khatam al-Quran with the community followed a communal iftar.[…]

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Yusuf Fisher

Yusuf Fisher hosts Caravan into the Night Monday – Wednesdays from 9pm to Midnight and Golden Hour Saturdays from 1.30 – 3pm. What brought you to the VOC? On completion of “Presenter for Television” and “ Producer for Television” courses at Wits University (WITS TV), an acquaintance suggested that I[…]

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Shahieda Carlie Abrahams

SOS Helpline | Wed | 19:00 – 21:00 Q. What brought you to the Voice Of the Cape? I was approached by the MJC to be a part of “forming” the radio station before its inception. This was because of my background in radio broadcasting with the SABC. It was an[…]

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Shafiq Morton

Shafiq Morton is an award winning journalist and host of Drivetime, Mondays – Fridays from 16:00 – 18:00 Q. What brought you to the Voice of the Cape? I was asked by the first station manager, Anwar Ismail, to come on board as news editor, which I did in August[…]

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Safeya Samuels

Safeya Samuels is host of VOC Classifieds Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursday 13:10 – 14:00 and works as a financial administrator at VOC. Q. What brought you to the Voice Of the Cape? Sitting in a high-rise building in the corporate world, my contract came to an end with Kelly Personnel,[…]

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