The An Nur Sisterhood, comprising of some fifty women from the local Muslim community, used their resources and support to raise over R100 000 toward the Gaza Water Project. The group, ranging from young girls to mothers of the community, held a humble hand over ceremony at the Darul Naim[…]
South Africa’s most prominent Nasheed artist, Zain Bhikha, is planning to delve into the unchartered waters of stage production, with a new play entitled ‘An Orphan’s Tale’. Run in partnership with Islamic Relief South Africa (IRSA), the play will be directed, produced and scored by Bhikha himself and will star[…]
Although the community has a major role to play in preventing the spread of gangsterism in the province, Operation Combat leader Major-General Jeremy Veary believes cutting gangs off from their recruitment base may cripple them in future. At the 35th Crimestoppers International Conference in Cape Town this week, Veary said[…]
Tuesday 28th October marks VOC’s annual Pink Hijab Day campaign, an initiative run for the past six years. Pink Hijab Day aims to mobilize women into donning pink scarves in a show of solidarity with those who have lost their hair during cancer treatment. It also seeks to challenge the[…]
The following tribute was delivered by Imam Rashied Omar, during his Jumuah Khutbah at the Claremont Main Road Masjid, on Friday the 17th October 2014: The Claremont Main Road Masjid (CMRM) extends its deepest condolences on the passing of one of Africa’s foremost public intellectuals and scholars, Professor Ali Mazrui.[…]
Members of the World Halal Council (WHC) convened to discuss the state of the halal industry, at its Annual General Meeting held in Cape Town on Saturday. The event was a precursor to the World Halal Summit, to be held at the annual Malaysia International Halal Showcase (MIHAS) in Kuala[…]
The Hanover Park day hospital has come under fire recently by residents who say the services at the hospital is nothing short of appalling. The hospital is facing an overcrowding issue, as it deals with an influx of patients from the Dr Aburahman Community Health Centre in Kewtown, which is[…]
Police have appealed to shoppers to take caution when visiting any shopping mall amid a spate of brazen criminal attacks on stores and shoppers of late. On Monday, police nabbed a Manenberg woman, suspected of making purchases on a stolen credit card she had snatched from an elderly woman at[…]
Tens of thousands of prospective traders will gather in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in April next year, in what has been described as the world’s biggest international ‘Halal Market Place’. The Malaysia International Halal Showcase (MIHAS) is an annual trade fair that aims to promote halal foods and beverages, and providing[…]
Seeking to enlighten the local Muslim community about the pivotal role played by the companions of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), the United Muslim Movement of Africa are to host a Sahabah Conference in Pretoria on Saturday. The programme is scheduled to be broadcast live on VOC after Esha. Describing the[…]
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