Wiping the tears and sweat from their faces, multitudes of pilgrims bared their souls on Mount Arafat for the blessed Day of Wuqoof. The day marks the pinnacle of the Haj pilgrimage, as millions of Muslims stand on Arafat to repent for their sins and supplicate for forgiveness from the[…]
Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh on Friday said that un-Islamic forces are hatching conspiracies against Islam and Muslim countries. “Khawarij (those who withdrew from the mainstream Islam) are still among the sects of Muslims,” the Grand Mufti stated during annual Hajj sermon. He said those who spread anarchy in[…]
The time of the much anticipated haj period brings with it an overwhelming emotion that many simply cannot put into words. While on Mina at the “tent city’ at the start of the five day pilgrimage on Thursday, millions of hujaaj sit in prayers in a state of ihram during[…]
In scenes of devotion seen nowhere else on the planet, over two million pilgrims, wrapped in seamless white cloth, made their way into an extremely hot Mina on Thursday. They came in buses, large utility vehicles, two-wheelers, wheelchairs, and on foot for the journey of a lifetime. As they walked[…]
“I think people realise what an important figure Moazzem is, and what important work CAGE does. Through many years of hard work, they are now taking CAGE seriously.” So says Cerie Boullivant from the UK based human rights group, following the news that charges against former Guantanamo detainee, Moazzem Begg,[…]
South Africa is set to play host to world renowned Palestinian-Canadian human rights lawyer, Diana Buttu, between the 6th and 14th October. She will be conducting a host of public lectures across the country, as well as taking part in a number of fundraising events. A former spokesperson for the[…]
The annual Awqaf South Africa haj fund raised R500 000 and counting following a pledge-line which took place on Wednesday evening. Awqaf SA CEO Zeinoul Cajee said that they are surprised at the amount of calls, smses and emails that are still pouring in. “People from all over the country[…]
The South African Haj and Umrah Council (Sahuc) has reported that everything remains on track within the South African camp, ahead of the sacred journey of haj. Having spent the last few days in Azizia to avoid the congestion in the holy city of Makkah, pilgrims are expected to depart[…]
About 1.4 million hujjaj will take a spiritual pledge to make the pilgrimage to the holy cities to perform the most important task of any Muslim’s life. However, with the increase in travelling prices along with restrictions by the Saudi Ministry of Haj, less South Africans are able to perform[…]
With Muslims across the globe preparing themselves for the religious practice of Qurbani over Eid al-Adha celebrations this weekend, Islamic scholars and animal rights activists, have appealed for slaughtering to be conducted with ‘kindness and mercy for the animal’. In an in-depth discussion on the conditions of Qurbani on Tuesday[…]
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