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A tour of Salt River’s iconic graffiti

By Ashraf Hendricks Designer and graffiti artist Quasiem Gamiet has lived in Salt River for more than 20 years. Gamiet has been spray painting murals and other artwork across Cape Town for the past ten years. Earlier this month, Gamiet took GroundUp on a guided tour of some of Salt[…]

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How and When Did The Miraj Take Place?

What Is Miraj? Deriving from the root uruj meaning “to ascend, to rise,” the word miraj means “a vehicle for ascending.” As a term it refers to the Prophet Muhammad’s (pbuh) ascension to the heavens and his rise to Allah’s presence. Islamic sources generally take up the event of the[…]

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Anti-Zuma march exposes middle class concerns

By Rafieka Williams Cape Town came to a stand still today as residents and workers in the city heeded to the call for a National Shutdown. Civic organisations called on all South Africans to come together, down tools and join hands in protest action on April 7th. The CBD was[…]

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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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