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Series dissects extremism

The Arabic Studies Institute is set to embark on a bold series of lectures, which will try to dissect and address the persistent issue of extremism that has plagued the world’s perception of Islam. Recent radical activity by groups such as Boko Haram, Al Shabaab and Al Qaeda have further[…]

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Muslim activist represents SA

Islam teaches that Muslims have a responsibility to protect the environment and with this in mind, a young Muslim environmentalist has been inspired to conserve the earth. Durban based environmental activist Nazeer Riaz Jamal is heading to Philippines and Australia to represent South Africa. Jamal was selected to attend the[…]

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Korkie seen again

Kidnapped South African teacher Pierre Korkie has been spotted for the third time in the ongoing war between the Yemeni army and Al Qaeda in Yemen. On Tuesday, humanitarian organisation Gift of the Givers said they received confirmation from tribal leaders on the ground that Korkie was seen alive, this[…]

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Tourists visit CT for Ramadan

As halal-tourism grows around the world, the Mother City is fast becoming an ideal destination for the sacred month of Ramadan. Already, a number of Cape Town establishments are hosting Muslim tourists during the month of June, with many families relaxing before Ramadan starts at the end of the month.[…]

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'Somalians threaten my shop

A Pakistani national and his South African wife say they face daily threats from their Somali shopkeepers in the Nomzamo community in Strand. Saeed Abbas and his wife opened a shop at a small shopping centre in the area, where they sell cellphone accessories and provide repair services. In recent[…]

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When is Abduction kosher?

OPINION by Iqbal Jassat – President Obama’s decision to release five detainees from Guantanamo in exchange for an American POW held by the Taliban in Afghanistan, has sparked outrage in certain quarters. His Republican opponents have attacked him by claiming that the release of the detainees, violates congressional restrictions and[…]

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IRSA calls for support

With freezing temperatures across the country, local humanitarian agency Islamic Relief South Africa (IRSA) has made an impassioned appeal to the Muslim community to support its projects this winter. On Wednesday, city disaster management authorities attended to several areas affected by flooding, with informal settlements the hardest hit.In South Africa,[…]

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CTown has building kits for evictees

Cape Town is ready to provide emergency housing kits to illegal shack dwellers evicted earlier in the week, mayor Patricia de Lille said on Friday.“Cape Town is the only metro in South Africa to have developed enhanced kits of this nature and that is able to deploy them at short[…]

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Pilgrims undeterred by MERS fears

Muslim pilgrims from around the world are pouring into the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, undeterred by the spread of the MERS virus which has killed 284 people in the kingdom.The faithful who dream of visiting Islam’s holiest shrines in Mecca and Medina travel to western Saudi Arabia[…]

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Sanzaf earmark 5000 for winter

Following heavy rain this week, destitute communities are battling the harsh Cape Town winter and local humanitarian organisations are hard at work distributing relief aid. The South African National Zakah Fund (Sanzaf), which started its Operation Winter Warmth project in March, is still going strong in its attempts to assist[…]

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