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Shafiq Morton

Gaza, the 21st century Warsaw Ghetto? A reminder to South Africans

  AS the Gaza death toll mounts, and as politicians scurry for peace talks, there is a lot for South Africans to ponder on. This is because for those who have moral scruples, Israel is – according to the 1973 UN Convention and the 2003 Rome Statutes – guilty of the international crime of apartheid. Ultimately, there has to be legal accountability for this, a[…]

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A giant of our time passes on

A giant of our time passes on…on 7 May we lost one of our era’s most extraordinary personalities. Maulana Shaikh Naazim ‘Adil al-Haqqani – the 40th in a line of Naqshbandi Shaikhs from Sayyidina Abu Bakr (ra) and the Prophet (SAW) – passed away in his 92nd year.

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Remembering the Tricentenary: 20 years on

IN April, we will mark the 20th anniversary of the Tricentenary Commemorations of Islam in South Africa. They were held in Cape Town over the Easter week-end, a mere two weeks before the country’s first democratic elections on 27 April. It was an event of epic proportions that attracted worldwide[…]

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Munadia Karaan Tribute

IN the early hours of Saturday, 1 February, community icon Munadia Karaan passed away after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was 47. Former news editor, webmaster, presenter and programme manager at Voice of the Cape, she was a larger-than-life personality. She was always much more than the[…]

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Mass Mawlud 2014: an affirmation of the Prophet

LAST year one could easily have thought there was an imperial plot against the Mass Mawlud held at Green Point Common. Apart from the anti-mawlud brigade getting thoroughly narked about it, a chain of events on the day snowballed into an organisational nightmare. A rampaging 60-knot south-easter, sweeping with venom[…]

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