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UUCSA: What’s in a name?

Scholars from the United Ulema Council of South Africa (UUCSA) will take part in a panel discussion on Wednesday night, to dissect the controversy surrounding the alleged ‘hijacking’ of the organizations name. The discussion will be broadcast live on Radio Islam and simulcast on VOC and Channel Islam International. The[…]

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No major incidents on haj

With Hajj pilgrims well into their third day of the ritual of pelting the Jamarat, there have been little incidents of note resonating from the Saudi Kingdom, despite the magnitude of the annual pilgrimage. According to ITV broadcaster, Saawmiet Moos, they were yet to experience any major issues or difficulties[…]

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Woolworths expresses concern over safety

Woolworths has expressed concern about the safety of its customers and employees following claims of abuse by Boycott, Divest and Sanctions in SA (BDS) activists, it said on Monday. “Our employees of all faiths and cultures tell us that they are feeling increasingly threatened by the protests in and around[…]

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Al Imdaad donates flour for displaced Syrians

The Al Imdaad foundation has recently embarked on the ‘I Need You’ campaign which centres around the produce of a universal staple, bread, for the millions of displaced Syrians who face hunger on a daily basis. Due to the current crisis, larger amount of Syrians have either fled their homes[…]

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Qurbani for contemporary Muslims

With Eid al Adha this weekend many Muslims will be participating in the ritual of qurbani (festival of sacrifice). For those wanting to make this spiritual connection through sacrifice but without the hassle of slaughtering at home, there are a number of farms to visit. The Qurbaan Farm is a[…]

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Open Mosque targeted in arson attack

The Open Mosque in Wynberg was the target of an arson attack on Friday night. According to police, at approximately 1:00am, they received an anonymous tip off of a fire at the former warehouse building in Lester Street, Wynberg. The area was cordoned off as fire fighters doused the flames.[…]

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Mitigating the toxic political theology of ISIS

The following link contains the Eid al-Adha khutbah of Imam Dr. Rashied Omar, as heard at the Claremont Main Road Masjid. In the khutbah, Dr. Omar dissects the ideologies and declarations made by the radical Islamic State (IS) group. Readers are advised to download the following PDF file, for their[…]

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BDS welcomes SAJBD stance

The South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) has reportedly had a change of heart in its stance on the Israel-Palestine conflict, following statements by its president on the ENCA channel. SAJBD head, Zev Krengel, is reported to have said that the body’s views were “in line with those of[…]

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Haffajee to receive prestigious award

Renowned South African journalist and City Press editor, Ferial Haffajee, is in line to be awarded the prestigious International Press Freedom Award for her dedication in the field of journalism. The award recognizes those journalists who remain steadfast in their work despite facing criticism, threats of violence, and even censorship.[…]

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Eid prayers at local masajid

Following a flood of queries to the radio station, VOC has published a list of masajid in the Western Cape performing Eid Salah and with availability for ladies: Al Azhar Masjid – Saturday – No – 7:30am Mountview Masjied – Saturday – yes – 07:00 KalkBay – Saturday – yes[…]

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