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March for Al Aqsa

As Muslims around the world watch the violence unfolding at Masjidul Aqsa with shock and horror, a social media campaign called #handsoffAlAqsa has gained popularity on Twitter. Locally, the Cape Town Muslim community will march through the city’s streets on Wednesday to draw attention to the ongoing clashes between Palestinians[…]

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Much to celebrate as VOC marks 20 years

Tears, smiles and laughter were shared as VOC and its listeners celebrated the radio station’s 20th year in style on Saturday evening at the Old Mutual campus courtyard in Pinelands. It was a chance to pause and reflect on the station’s humble beginnings and its growth as the foremost community[…]

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VOC Khatam ends on a stellar note

To end off what has been a remarkable 20th year for VOC, staff and listeners came together for a Muharram Khatm program at the historical Auwal masjid in Bo-Kaap on Thursday. The khatam and thikr aimed to usher in the new Islamic year of 1436, concluding a week of quranic[…]

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Al-Quds Foundation to launch Gaza initiative

In a bit to help ease the emotional trauma on Gaza’s youth, the Al-Quds Foundation has announced the launch of a new project entitled the Balls for Gaza programme. The project will seek to provide much needed trauma counseling to the children of Palestine, using the medium of sport and[…]

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1000 women pack Quds for PHD

For the second year, VOC took its annual Pink Hijab Day initiative to Masjidul Quds in Gatesville, where almost 1000 women gave a voice to the fight against cancer. Tuesday’s event was the 6th annual Pink Hijab Day project, which aims to bring much needed awareness to cancer, especially amongst[…]

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New book on GOTG to launch

The official Cape Town launch of a new book detailing the work of South African humanitarian agency Gift of the Givers will take place on Tuesday 28th October. Imtiaz Sooliman and the Gift of the Givers: A Mercy to All tells the story of the establishment of South Africa’s only[…]

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Sheikh Ninowy to host Shama’il seminar

Renowned Syrian born scholar, Sheikh Sheikh Muhammad bin Yahya al-Ninowy, will be hosting a unique seminar as part of the Madina Institute this coming Saturday. The seminar will center around the Shama’il of Imam Tirmidhi, and will seek to enlighten the community about the characteristics of the Prophet Muhammed (S.A.W).[…]

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VOC festival postponed

After much deliberation, organizers have announced that this year’s edition of the the annual VOC Summer Festival will be postponed until early 2015. The news comes as the station has been inundated with calls from regular festival goers and potential stall holders, as to when the event would be launched.[…]

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Pink Hijab Day today

Tuesday 28th October marks VOC’s annual Pink Hijab Day campaign, an initiative run for the past six years. Pink Hijab Day aims to mobilize women into donning pink scarves in a show of solidarity with those who have lost their hair during cancer treatment. It also seeks to challenge the[…]

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Sahabah conference in SA

Seeking to enlighten the local Muslim community about the pivotal role played by the companions of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), the United Muslim Movement of Africa are to host a Sahabah Conference in Pretoria on Saturday. The programme is scheduled to be broadcast live on VOC after Esha. Describing the[…]

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