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Pagad charge under review

Members of the People Against Gangsterism and Drugs (Pagad) expressed their relief on Wednesday, after a criminal charge against a Pagad leader in was taken under review by the investigating officers. Pagad member Mogammad Kieraan was charged with malicious damage to property, after the windows of a known drug merchant’s[…]

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IDF ‘relishing’ in Gaza attack

The South African Palestinian solidarity movement has unequivocally denounced the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) “campaign of brutalisation and murder” of the Palestinian population of Gaza. In the past 24 hours the IDF has murdered 27 Palestinians and injured scores more. On Wednesday, pro-Palestinian activists from the anti-war lobby group War[…]

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Janazah plan launched

Muslims burying their loved ones will not need to worry about the financial stress of arranging the burial, with the launch of a new janazah plan. Al Hadiyyatul-Matloob, launched its janazah plan on Tuesday, said to be the first and only underwritten and sharī‘ah compliant janāzah plan. It is a[…]

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Business attacks ‘well planned’

The Cape Chamber of Commerce says businesses in the southern suburbs may need to increase their security to curb criminals. Businesspeople in Athlone, Ottery and the surrounds has fallen victim to a spate of criminal attacks, in which a number of Muslim owned businesses have been targeted. Abdul Basier Dramat[…]

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‘No charge for land claims’

District Six Working Committee (D6WC) representative Rasheda Samaai has rejected suggestions the committee are charging members for assistance in filling out their land claims forms. This comes after provincial land claims commissioner in the Western Cape, Michael Worsnip, implied that there was no need for a “middle man” within the[…]

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Boko Haram remarks ‘dangerous’

The South African Muslim Network (Samnet) says the deputy minister of international relations recent statements on Boko Haram stokes the dangerous flames of xenophobia, and needs to be treated with vigilant cynicism and utmost caution. Minister Lwellyn Landers sparked outrage last week when he said South Africans “shouldn’t be surprised if[…]

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Scholars declare ISIS bogus

The following is an open letter by a group of South African scholars who have declared ‪‎the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) caliphate as ‘bogus’. Cowardly evil man using religion as an excuse for violence again! ISIS and their beliefs have no place in a civilized world. A torturous[…]

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Petition to free Aafia Siddiqui

Human rights activists in support of Pakistani political prisoner Dr Aafia Siddiqui have launched the White House Petition Drive as a means to redress her imprisonment. Eleven years ago Dr Aafia was kidnapped and arrested with her three children in Karachi, Pakistan. It has been reported that on March 31st[…]

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Packed house at 2nd AWS

Despite icy cold weather conditions, there was a warm atmosphere at Masjidul Irshaad in Woodlands on Sunday night where the second leg of the 15th annual Ahlan aa Sahlan outreach programme took place. VOC in partnership with Gift of the Givers (GOTG) shared iftar with approximately 800 needy people in[…]

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Muslim directory app launched

A new mobile application aimed directly at the Muslim community has launched. The Muslim Directory App is available of the Android and Apple platform and is free for any one who has a smart phone, tablet or an iPhone. Mohammad Amra, the brains behind the new app, aims to make[…]

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