By Anees Teladia Unemployment has become one of South Africa’s most pressing socio-economic challenges, impacting every facet of our society. It’s fitting to say that we have been forced to grow accustomed to this job crisis. However, what might come as a surprise to many – particularly in the Western[…]
By Anees Teladia With elections commencing soon, supporters of Palestine need to put increased pressure on political parties and raise the question of Palestine. Those who support the Palestinian cause and people, ought to insist that the different political parties formally recognise the rights of the Palestinian people and that[…]
By Anees Teladia With increasing reports of Islamophobia, prejudice and violence against Muslims in the global media, Muslims in South Africa – and around the world – need to become more pro-active in facing challenges that arise, particularly where safety is concerned. The terror attacks on the Muslim community in[…]
By Anees Teladia With elections approaching in both South Africa and Israel, South Africans concerned with the occupation in Palestine and the stability in the Middle Eastern region need to be cognisant of their electoral choices. A 2018 report by Freedom House – an independent watchdog organization dedicated to the[…]
This a transcript of a Jumuah khutbah delivered by Imam Rashied Omar of the Claremont Main Road Mosque on women and janazahs. You are obsessed by greed and compete with each other for worldly possessions Until you visit the graves (Surah Takathur, Chapter 102, Verses 1 and 2) During the[…]
By Ebrahim Moosa It should hardly take much convincing to get one packing for a voyage to al-Quds. The first qiblah, second mosque to be established and third holiest site in Islam is a haven of history and a sanctuary replete with spiritual blessings. For starters, Masjid al-Aqsa is one[…]
The World Health Organization said on Friday it had received reports of an attack on medical facilities in eastern Syria that had destroyed a storage room containing more than 130,000 vaccine doses against measles and polio. If confirmed, the WHO said, the attack will put thousands of children at risk[…]
By Imam Dr. A. Rashied Omar On Wednesday the 27th September 2017 we commemorate the 48th anniversary of the martyrdom of Imam Abdullah Haron. After being held incommunicado for 123 days by the South African state security in an apartheid prison, Imam Haron died on September 27, 1969. During an[…]
By Imam Dr. A. Rashied Omar At this tragic time when we are witnessing increased acts of ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya people of Myanmar (a country that was previously known as Burma) I would like to draw our attention to the history and longstanding suffering one of the most[…]
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