The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) has issued a guideline for Muslims to perform their Taraweeh salah at home during Ramadan, following the closure of all masajid in South Africa. The country is in the fifth week of a national lockdown, aimed at curtailing the spread of the coronavirus. The virus[…]
With the blessed month of Ramadan in our midst, Muslims around the world find themselves in unchartered territory. The coronavirus pandemic and the stringent lockdown regulations, has created a some-what sombre mood for the auspicious month ahead. But, the Muslim Judicial Council’s (MJC) Maulana Abdul Khaaliq Allie has reminded Muslims[…]
Tens of thousands of musallees spent Laylatul-Qadr, a sacred night which coincides with the 27th night of Ramadan, at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem on Monday night. The Islamic Awqaf estimated the number of worshipers to be some 350,000 worshipers who visited the old city to perform the prayers of[…]
With two thirds of Ramadan 2018/1439 almost complete, Muslims around the world have begun preparing for the final ten days of the month of fasting, in which many physically seclude themselves in servitude of their Lord. But, for some 150 South African devotees the final days of the holy month[…]
On the second Friday of the holy month of Ramadan, 200,000 prayers were held in the Al-Aqsa Mosque despite the Israeli security measures. Since the early hours of the morning, thousands of Palestinian citizens have been in the city of Jerusalem to pray the second Friday prayers in the Al-Aqsa[…]
By Najma Bibi Noor Mahomed South Africans from different parts of the country including Capetonians are urged to observe Itikaaf at Masjidul Aqsa in Palestine in Ramadan. The Masjid al Aqsa itikaaf initiative has been running for the past few years and South Africans are actually the pioneers of the[…]
Millions of Muslims around the world began the fasting month of Ramadan on Thursday. The first day of Ramadan – the holiest month for Muslims – is observed according to the local visibility of the new crescent moon. In some countries Wednesday was the first day of the holy month.[…]
There’s a lot of controversy about whether diabetics should fast during the month of Ramadan. This is because they’re required to eat before sunrise and then only again after sunset. It is recommended that those diabetics who are able to fast carefully reassess their meal plans in order to control[…]
Assalaamu Alaykoem wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatu — May the peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be Upon you. Allah Almighty says, “O You who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, so that you may be Allah-Conscious (come closer to Allah). [Fasting] is[…]
President Cyril Ramaphosa has wished the Muslim community well during Ramadan. In a statement, Ramaphosa says the importance and benefits of this Holy Month of fasting and charity extends beyond the lives of Muslims, as it contributes to the spiritual and social well being of all South Africans. “This is[…]
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