Celebrating the Prophet and dancing with the saints

By Shafiq Morton Giving the ceremonial dars, or lesson,  at the 93rd consecutive Mawlud un-Nabi celebration at the Azzawia in Cape Town, Shaykh Seraj Hendricks said that after ‘Ilm ut-Tawhid, the knowledge of God’s oneness, the famous 11th century colossus Imam Hamid Abu Ghazali had listed ‘Ilm un-Nubuwwah, the knowledge[…]

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‘Rampies sny’ a unique celebration of Prophet’s birthday

By Yazeed Kamaldien The scent of rose water and lemon oil fill the Heideveld mosque, where women gathered this month (JANUARY) for an annual tradition to mark the birth of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad. This gathering is called Moulood an-Nabi and Muslims in various countries remember in different ways their prophet.[…]

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The young Muslims finding love via an app

Arzo Kazmi has been looking for a husband for some time. But eight years of matchmakers, mutual friends, and dating websites have been futile in finding that special someone. “It feels like for ever,” says the 33-year-old financial adviser from Birmingham who is of Pakistani-Kashmiri heritage. As most of her[…]

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Alcohol and the Modern-Day Muslim

Arak, daru, sharaab, alcohol. The names may vary by language, but the essence is the same. Depending on which side of fence you sit, these words may conjure up the romance of a Hafiz poem or the sternness of a lecture at the mosque condemning their evils. Some in Muslim[…]

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