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Darul volunteers in Turkey

Volunteers with the Darul Islam Relief Fund (DARF) along with representatives of different relief organisations arrived in Istanbul in Turkey on Friday as part of a humanitarian project to deliver aid to Syrian refugees in need.  Humanitarian relief workers from around the globe are working under the helm of the[…]

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VOC launches 15th AWS

In the midst of intense planning for Ramadan, VOC management and staff took some time out to relax and unwind on Thursday evening, in celebrating one year since the station moved to its own independent frequency 91.3 FM. The milestone was marked with a dinner and thikr at the Barron’s[…]

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20 dialect Khatam on air

Last year, VOC made history by being the first radio station in South Africa to complete a five-day Khatam al-Quran, live on air. That historic moment was achieved through the help of a number of prominent local scholars throughout the spirited month of Ramadan. With the sacred month little over[…]

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2 shot in Beacon Valley

Police are investigating a shooting at a Mitchells Plain high school today which left two learners wounded. The incident took place at Oval North Secondary School in Beacon Valley. Police spokesperson Tembinkosi Kinana said two suspects have been arrested and the motive is still being investigated. “Due to the circumstances[…]

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Athlone police following ‘leads’

Athlone police cannot verify whether a syndicate of criminals targeting businesses and homes in the area is the work of the notorious ‘crowbar gang’.  Several attacks on the Athlone business district have taken place in the past few weeks, leaving the community in fear. Athlone police spokesperson Captain Zeta Norman[…]

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VOC celebrates 91.3fm

As VOC gears up for its busiest month of the year, the station also takes time out to reflect on an important milestone – the one year anniversary of the 91.3fm frequency.  Thursday 19th June will mark one year since VOC officially went live on the new independent, unshared frequency,[…]

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Menk in KL for Ramadan

Renowned Islamic scholar Mufti Ismail Menk, who has gained both local and international acclaim for his post taraweeh lectures, is set to take his hugely popular Tafseer programmes to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for Ramadan 2014. It will be the first time Menk has hosted the tafseer programmes outside of Southern[…]

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Ulema departs for Syria

A delegation of humanitarians, from a dual initiative by the Darul Islam Relief Fund (DARF) and Muslimaat Li Ajlil in Saniyah (Women in Support of Humanity), departed for Turkey on Wednesday afternoon, to distribute aid to the various refugee camps on the Syrian border. The delegation was headed by Sheikh[…]

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Loonat to sue police

Former Western Cape Community Police Board chairman Hanif Loonat says he feels vindicated, after charges against him was withdrawn in the Wynberg Magistrates Court on Tuesday. Loonat is now calling for a full investigation into his “unfair and wrongful arrest” and plans to not only sue the police for damage,[…]

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Qudsieya represents SA

A Salt River teenager is representing a maqaamat (melodious recital of the Holy Quran) at the 56th International Quran Recital Assembly currently taking place in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. Sixteen year old Qudsieya Allie, a hifz student under Sheikh Abduragmaan Salie of Wynberg, will be the female contestant participating in[…]

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