Dr. Taj Hargey

Gauteng advocate challenges Hargey

Legal entity The Society for the Protection of Our Constitution plans on investigating the intentions of Dr Taj Hargey, a self-styled imam who recently launched a so-called Open Mosque in Wynberg amid great controversy. The Society’s Advocate Zehir Omar says it is investigating Hargey’s intentions, as it recognizes the style[…]

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SA’s ‘first open mosque’ opens

South Africa’s “first open mosque” held its inaugural prayer session on Friday afternoon amid criticism of its representation as a Muslim institution. Dr Taj Hargey welcomed around 50 men and women, of different races and cultures, in his warehouse space in Wynberg, Cape Town. “This is a most auspicious day,[…]

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Open Mosque ‘nothing new’

Very few local scholars have weighed in on the opening of a controversial mosque in Wynberg, which has been described by its founders as South Africa’s first ‘Quran-centric, gender-equal, and non-sectarian Islamic house of God’. The ‘Open Mosque’, as it has been dubbed, has provoked uproar within the Muslim community,[…]

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