Judge Siraj Desai says South Africa must carry on the baton of Dr Anwah Nagia and continue the fight for social and economic equality. He was addressing mourners at a tribute programme in honour of Dr Nagia at the Zeenatul Islam masjid on Tuesday before he was laid to rest[…]
A giant voice within the Cape Muslim community has fallen silent. Dr Anwah Nagia, one of Cape Town’s foremost human rights activists, businessman, philanthropist and a champion of the rights of the poor and disenfranchised. died at the age of 62 years old on Monday. He has spent the past[…]
By Anees Teladia Major Fatima Isaacs intends to lodge a formal complaint with the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) regarding allegations of discrimination within the South African National Defence Force (SANDF). The Muslim SANDF member is charged with disobeying a lawful instruction due to her refusal to remove her[…]
Palestinians around the world commemorated Nakba Day (The Catastrophe) on Wednesday – regarded as the most pivotal day in the history of Palestine. On the 15 May 1948, Zionist militias forced more than 750,000 Palestinians to flee their homeland. This started a chain of events that left more than eight[…]
Reclaim the City used Workers’ Day to step up their campaign for access to affordable housing near Cape Town’s city centre. The housing activist group occupied a lawn belonging to the Atlantic Green Point Bowling Club on Wednesday morning. The activists also constructed a wall made of concrete blocks, measuring[…]
US prosecutors have unsealed an affidavit against Julian Assange that outlines their case against the WikiLeaks co-founder on a single count of “conspiracy to commit computer intrusion” that may or may not have succeeded. As FBI special agent Megan Brown admits in the affidavit, “it remains unknown whether Manning and[…]
By Anees Teladia The issues of regulation, exorbitant prices and paid trips that don’t materialise are rife in the South African Hajj travel industry. Many prospective hujaaj struggle with the travel process and many hujaaj come back with complaints about their experiences. The recent escalation in the prices of Hajj[…]
Palestinian activist groups have slammed a US civil rights institute’s apology for how it handled a recent decision to revoke an award from Angela Davis, a move the US civil rights leader has previously said was tied to her pro-Palestine activism. In its apology on Monday, the Birmingham Civil Rights[…]
One of South Africa’s most powerful and fearless voices of human rights activism has fallen silent. The unique and inimitable Maulana Ihsaan Hendricks, a bright light of Islam, died on Friday night at the age of 54 years, after struggling with ill health for some time. An icon of the[…]
The following is the pre-Jumuah Khutbah delivered by Minhaj Jeenah at Claremont Main Road mosque on Friday, ahead of Youth Day. Jeenah is the chairperson of the Muslim Youth Movement. He is also the son of well known political analyst Naeem Jeenah and the late gender activist Shamima Shaikh. His[…]
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