Ahlan wa Sahlan

Need to extend AWS beyond Ramadan

VOC concluded this year’s Ahlan wa Sahlan 1438 outreach on a high note at the Siddique Mosque in Elsies River, a fitting tribute as Muslims usher in the last few days of Ramadan. The programme was blessed with a dhikr in the usual Gadat laghu from the local community, with[…]

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Masjidul Jumuah making strides in uplifting youth

It may have been another icy cold day in the Mother City on Sunday, but the sounds of the Quran inside Masjidul Jumuah in Westridge created a warm and inviting atmosphere, as hundreds of residents gathered for the Ahlan Wa Sahlan outreach. The Ramadan spiritual programme, the third for the[…]

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Islam in Khayelitsha vibrant, despite the odds

“None of us would have imagined that years ago, the athaan and the kalimah would be called out on these dusty dunes.” These were the words of Imam Adam Philander, in praising the development of Islam in the Nkanini community at Masjidu Allahu Akbar in Khayelitsha. The masjid, a tiny,[…]

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16th Ahlan Wa Sahlan a success

Coordinators of VOC’s flagship Ahlan Wa Sahlan (AWS) Ramadaan outreach programme have hailed the success of the campaign’s 16th edition, after the project came to conclusion this past weekend. Organisers estimate that some 3000 Muslims were fed over the three week campaign. Each year community members come out in their[…]

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Ruyterwacht comes alive at final AWS

VOC’s flagship Ramadan outreach project ended on a high note at Masjidul Ameer in Ruyterwacht on Sunday, with hundreds of community members streaming in, mostly children. The 16th Ahlan Wa Sahlan programme was an opportunity for VOC to engage with the local community for an afternoon of soothing Quranic recitation[…]

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AWS celebrates MJC’s 70th anniversary

In a series of events to celebrate the Muslim Judicial Council’s (MJC) 70th anniversary, members of the ulema joined residents at Masjidul Jumu’ah in Delft for an afternoon of Quranic recitation and thikr. The event formed part of VOC’s third Ahlan Wa Sahlan project, in partnership with aid organisation Gift of[…]

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MJC increases community outreach in Ramadan

The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) has arranged a number of Ramadan outreach programs this weekend, in a bid to reconnect with the community during the sacred month of giving. MJC secretary-general Maulana Abdul Khaliq Allie said the first project they have lined up is a visit to the Porterville Prison[…]

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