The following is the Jumuah khutbah delivered by Imam Dr Rashied Omar at Claremont Main Road masjid on Friday, ahead of the commemoration of Imam Abdullah Haron’s death This weekend we will commemorate two momentous events. On Saturday the 27th September 2014 we shall be remembering the 45th anniversary of[…]
EXCLUSIVE – Leaving the village in a remote area of Northern Yemen is virtually impossible for Mitchells Plain born Masnoenah Al Taheri. The now 40 year old mother of two told VOC News in an exclusive interview that her husband and other men in the village watch the local women[…]
The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement (BDS) are planning a second national day of protest against retail outlet Woolworths, in protest of the company’s refusal to remove Israeli products from its shelves. They are hoping to mobilize the public towards attending any of the more than 40 protest actions being[…]
With the annual haj pilgrimage fast approaching, many hujjaj have begun moving away from the holy city of Makkah towards the area of Azizia, with the hopes of spending a few days to mentally and physically prepare for the rigorous journey ahead. Pilgrims from all corners of the globe have[…]
Former minister Trevor Manuel will deliver the 7th annual Imam Haron Memorial Lecture on Monday evening. The commemorative lecture follows the anniversary of Imam Haron’s death in police detention on 27 September 1969. The memorial lecture is organised by the Imam Abdullah Haron Education Trust (IAHET) and will take place[…]
The iconic “Forum”, the school hall at the centre of the Harold Cressy High School building was filled to the brim on Wednesday, as educators, alumni, activists and learners gathered to celebrate the schools status as a provincial heritage site. The school received a heritage plaque on National Heritage Day,[…]
In a bid to reach out to African communities, an organization known as African Mosques will re-launch what has been dubbed the Shahada Festival in Pretoria this weekend. The Shahadah Festival is an initiative of African Mosques NPC in collaboration with the Jumua Mosque of Cape Town. The Shahada Festival[…]
The Islamic Unity Convention (IUC) will commemorate the anniversary of the tragic passing of anti-Apartheid struggle icon, Imam Abdullah Haron, by hosting a special programme in his honor on Saturday afternoon. Considered one of the most prominent scholars of his day, Haron was well-known for his strong opposition to the[…]
The recent revelation of a final will and testament has created a new twist on the issue of land ownership in the most historic piece of land in the Muslim community, the Faure Kramat. VOC News was recently approached by the Hassim family, for an opportunity to shed light on[…]
With a week to go before the beginning of the sacred haj pilgrimage, the South African Haj and Umrah Council (Sahuc) has noted that the majority of hujjaj have already begun making their way into the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah. Speaking to VOC’s Breakfast Beat, Sahuc president Shaheen[…]
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