OPINION by Shafiq Morton Christmas, like any great anniversary, should be of good cheer. And, while Scrooge, the Grinch, the Kranks and other killjoys have done their best to spoil Christmas, its generosity of spirit has endured. For Muslims, who have lived cheek-by-jowl with Christians and Jews for more than[…]
From shark sightings to false reports of a body floating at sea, and a “missing” woman, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) had a busy Christmas weekend. A sea rescue craft was sent out to Klein River, Hermanus, on Sunday following reports that a woman was missing from a boat,[…]
The following Jumuah khutbah was delivered by Imam Dr. A. Rashied Omar at the Claremont Main Road Mosque on Christmas on Friday 25th December. This year 2015 is the first time since 1852 that Mawlid al-Nabi, the birth of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) has coincided with Christmas Eve. This “happy coincidence”,[…]
Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday arrived to Bethlehem as thousands flocked to the holy city for Christmas celebrations, despite a day of violence in the occupied West Bank. The president, as well as Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, participated in holiday festivities in Bethlehem’s Old City before attending a midnight mass[…]
Jumuah prayers at the Gatesville Mosque this Friday – which coincides with the day of Christmas – will be dedicated to the person and personality of Jesus Christ. The sermon will be delivered by the Imaam of the mosque – the largest in the country accommodating over 5 000 worshippers[…]
In a few days, Christians following the Gregorian calendar will greet Christmas Eve – the 24th of December. But on Christmas Eve this year, there is another, different date that will be marked – the day of the birth, according to many Muslim historians, of the seal of Prophets, Muhammad.[…]
What started out as a plan to feed five needy people for Christmas ended up with almost 100 hungry tummies filled as three organisations joined forces to bring smiles to Cape Town’s homeless. Cape Town Help the Homeless (CTHTH), the Marcus Garvey Foundation and the Red, Gold and Green Creche[…]
A young couple and three children between the ages of three months and four years old died in an accident on the N1 near the Sable Road turnoff on Christmas morning. “The driver allegedly lost control of the vehicle and collided with a lamp post on the side of the[…]
Pope Francis has condemned the “brutal persecution” of minorities by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group and said the joy of Christmas was marred by the suffering of children in the Middle East and around the world. “I ask him, the saviour of the world, to look[…]
The following is a message from the Claremont Main Road Mosque: The Claremont Main Road Mosque congregation sends greetings of peace and love to all our Christian compatriots, family and friends. We wish you a blessed Christmas and a prosperous New Year. The Gregorian year 2014 has been a difficult[…]
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