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CT qaris "honoured"

Still on a high from his win at the 9th Annual Quran Memorisation Competition, hafith Adeeb Harneker struggles to find words to express his emotion. The Capetonian qari took top honours as best reciter of the full Quran category on Saturday at the Nizamiye masjid in Midrand. Speaking to VOC[…]

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'Education needed on marriage officers'

Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Fatima Chohan plans to travel around the country addressing communities on the significance of Muslim marriage officers under South African law. Chohan was in Salt River on Monday night, delivering a talk at Daroel Ielm on the implications of imams working as marriage officers.  The[…]

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Britons to fast 19 hours

Muslims in Britain will fast for 19 hours a day during the holy month of Ramadan which is considered the most difficult one in years as this year it falls during the summer. Muslims will therefore only have five hours between iftar (the breaking fast meal at sunset) and suhur[…]

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2 qari winners from CT

Cape Town has again proven that when it comes to the recitation of the Quran, we have a pool of local talent. Two of the winners of 9th National Quraan Memorisation Competition held at Nizameye Masjid in Midrand on Saturday come from the Mother City. Adeeb Harneker took first place[…]

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BK monitoring liquor businesses

The Bo-Kaap Civic Association are currently keeping tabs on three new liquor applications from businesses outlets in the area, should the need arise for the applications to be contested. The association has been facing an ongoing battle with businesses and liquor outlets, following the awarding of a licence to a[…]

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Pagad visit Tafelsig

Residents in Freedom Park in Tafelsig, Mitchell’s Plain are fed-up with gang and drug related violence claiming the lives of young people. In the latest round of violence, 16 year old Annestley Hartnick was shot multiple times in front of his home over the weekend. Following the death of the[…]

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D6WC focused on 'true restitution'

The District Six Working Committee (D6WC) is determined to enter the second round of the restitution process with the aim of rectifying the mistakes of its predecessors, and bringing about “true restitution”. So says committee chairperson Shahied Ajam, while discussing the current situation of the restitution process in District Six.[…]

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MJC joins winter project

The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) in partnership with Islamic Relief South Africa (IRSA) and Muslim Hands embarked on a joint project to assist underprivileged communities in and around Cape Town on Saturday. About 600 blankets was distributed. According to the MJC’s deputy president Sheikh Riad Fataar, the community should work[…]

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VOC staff celebrate hard work

VOC celebrated their one year anniversary in style with a pre-Ramadan thikr and dinner at the elegant Chateux da Baroness at Baron’s Estate. On arrival, guests were welcomed by chandeliers and leather interior embellished with crystals, pinks and metallic décor fit for French royalty, where they were served a three[…]

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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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