Imams in mosques across the country will deliver a ‘national unified’ khutbah focused on ISIS on Friday, that will encourage Muslims to be wary of recruitment activities of the group in South Africa. This development comes after various Muslim organisations and scholars from across South Africa met recently to discuss[…]
The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) has joined the voices in condemnation of the recent wave of xenophobic violence in Kwazulu-Natal, brandishing it “senseless and shameful criminal acts of violence”. The religious body also issued its condolences to the families of the six foreign nationals so far confirmed to have been[…]
OPINION by Safiyyah Surtee Condemning the Taliban and other criminal groups every time they commit yet another atrocity is necessary but it is not effective. It can seem like we only care and express outrage after the deed is done, when truly we need to be speaking, acting and working[…]
“This not a religious issue, so let’s not make it a religious matter. This is about occupation!” These were the unequivocal words of Maulana Igshaan Hendricks, in condemning the desecration of the mighrab inside Masjidul Aqsa on Wednesday, in what many regard as the most shocking attack on the holy[…]
The Islamic Unity Convention (IUC) has joined several South African Muslim bodies in condemning the actions of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (Isis). It said in a statement on Wednesday that core tenets of Islam included love, peace and unity and justice and that these values were not[…]
“We cannot remain silent when such atrocities are perpetrated in the name of Islam. The sanctity of human life is a supreme value in Islam and nothing is worth the cost of a human life. Such heinous acts of murder and violence are dishonourable and betray any expression of faith[…]
The ANCYL has vowed to step up its efforts in condemnation against the Israeli attacks on Gaza, until government takes serious steps to expel the current Israeli ambassador to South Africa, Arthur Lenk, as well as severe all ties with what it called the ‘Apartheid state of Israel’. In a[…]
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