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Shafiq Morton

The Hajj and the prophetic feminine

‘Eid ul-Adha, the festival of sacrifice which coincides with the Hajj, is an important and hugely symbolic event. For the Hujjaj, who’ve just come from ‘Arafah, Muzdalifah and Mina, there’s release from the ihram and that moment when the knife slides across the throat of the sacrificial animal. The ihram[…]

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The pitfalls of cut-and-paste da'wah

Shaikh Bin Baz calls Imam Shafi’i (ra) an innovator One of the truly annoying things about social media is what I call “cut-and-paste da’wah”, so-called propagation by the sweep and click of a mouse. These cyber missionaries – no doubt of good intent – take great umbrage when their unedited[…]

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Ramadan, a month of giving

When Muslims around the globe begin to fast this Ramadan upon sighting the crescent of the moon, it will be the 1,434th consecutive year that the community has honoured this sacred lunar month. Ramadan is one of the five pillars of the Islamic faith, and commemorates the revelation of the[…]

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91.3 FM

Plain and simple, it’s one frequency – all day, every day, Cape Metropolitan area with a five times more powerful signal. Voice of the Cape has come alive – at last. The dream deferred now becomes the dream fulfilled. No longer will listener figures be compromised because of a shared[…]

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Welcome to Planet Jihad

“Those who claim that the greater jihad is the jihad of the self are apologists,” said one of the many fear-wagon websites pronouncing a pox on the house of Islam after the Boston Marathon bombings. This sound Prophetic tradition, which records the Prophet (SAW) saying after a battle that the[…]

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The Ladies of Leliesfontein

Twenty-five years ago the community of Leliesfontein in Namaqualand won their birthright back after a successful court claim. To celebrate they had a church service and and showed the media their ancestral land taken from them at the height of apartheid by the Dutch Reformed Church. What is so striking,[…]

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Real men brush their teeth

Discourse with fundamentalists of any ilk can be frustrating. Perhaps that’s why the great 12th century scholar, Imam al-Ghazali, wrote that engaging with those unable to listen was like competing with the braying of an ass. He suggested that it was a waste of time – those who didn’t know[…]

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