By Rafieka Williams The latest offering by satirical cartoonist Zapiro has caused yet another stir prompting outrage from the public calling for the cartoonist to be taken to task. The cartoon draws on a rape metaphor as a critique of the current political climate where the South African government has[…]
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[…]
Muslim women face many barriers when it comes to keeping fit and upholding principles of modesty at the same time but thankfully Nike are working on a solution. Finally, female Muslim athletes are to be suitably represented in the world of professional sportswear as the brand announced today that it[…]
A Muslim fashion designer has made history as the first ever designer to feature hijabs in every outfit on a New York Fashion Week catwalk. Indonesian designer Anniesa Hasibuan, 30, delighted crowds with her Spring Summer ’17 collection D’Jakarta. Models wore flowing trousers and skirts in silk, lace and chiffon[…]
Five years ago, a Muslim woman in New York decided to invite other women to experience what life is like in America when you wear a hijab. Nazma Khan said she wanted to foster religious tolerance and fight stereotypes about women who choose to wear the hijab, a traditional headscarf[…]
While many of us only dream of performing Salah in the third holiest masjid of Islam, devotees from around the world have in recent years annually travelled to East Jerusalem for a spiritual journey like no other – I’tikaaf in the precinct of Masjid al-Aqsa. Mussalies’ discovered within the besieged[…]
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[…]
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.[…]
The roof of the Kaaba is held by 49 piece of teak wood brought from Burma and processed in Jeddah. They were evenly distributed on the walls of the Kaaba. Teak tree wood is known for its strength. They grow in tropical forests in Southeast Asia and can reach a[…]
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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