Tears flow as blessed hair of Nabi (pbuh) is viewed

The Mawlid commemorations and events related to the revered Nabi Muhammad (SAW) continues around parts of South Africa. On Thursday, the Cape Town Islamic Educational Centre (CTIEC) in Eagle Park hosted a historic occasion called ‘Sha’r Mubarak Ziyarah’, where Muslims were able to view the hair of the beloved Nabi[…]

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Grand Moulood attracts hundreds of devotees

The Cape Town Islamic Educational Centre (CTIEC) organized an inspirational event in honour of Prophet Muhammed (PBUH). The Grand Moulood 1440 took place on Sunday 27 January 2019, which was attended by hundreds of devotees from across the City of Cape Town, including few guests from the Gauteng and Kwa[…]

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D6 unites with Bo-Kaap

By Zaahidah Meyer In a brilliant show of camaraderie, the District Six (D6) troupes showed their full support for the Bo-Kaap residents in their ongoing fight for the preservation of Bo-Kaap as a heritage site and to claim back their land. It was a feast of colour and excitement as[…]

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Milad al-Nabi 1440 at the new Laingsburg Mosque

On Saturday, 1st December 2018, the ’Ibaad-u-Ragmaan Qadiri Jamaa’ah will be celebrating Milad al-Nabi at the new Laingsburg mosque in the Central Karoo. Promoting social accord, the group proposes adoration as an alternative to social ills such as drug abuse and gangsterism. Milad al-Nabi is Arabic for the birthday of[…]

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Al Sharq Youth Network comes to South Africa

After months of anticipation, Al Sharq Youth Network will be launching a hub in Cape Town, South Africa, this August, under the theme Telling our Stories, Building our Legacies. The brainchild of the former director general of al Jazeera, Wadah Khanfar, Al Sharq Youth Network brings together young leaders from[…]

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Academia Library launches Essay Competition

Cape Town’s youth have been called to harness their creativity and passion in a new essay competition between a local community library and the Western Cape Education Department. 120 schools and 72 000 learners are expected to participate in the competition hosted by the Al-Ikhlaas Academia Library, under the theme[…]

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VOC’s Golden Hour Luncheon a roaring success

By Tauhierah Salie “VOC is that friend you can always rely on. It’s my companion. It ensures elderly people like myself remain happy and healthy in our own homes.” This heartfelt sentiment summed up the feelings of many of VOC’s ‘golden oldies’, who spent Saturday afternoon at the 9th annual[…]

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