Eid ul Adha

Awqaf Qurbani goes to the Royal House of Mandela

Awqaf South Africa, in partnership with Turkish NGO Diyanet Vakfi, will be performing Qurbani in six neighbouring states, thirteen underprivileged communities across Southern Africa and at Mvezo, the Royal House of Mandela in Mthatha. Qurbani, an annual devotional sacrifice of livestock whose meat is distributed to the poor, symbolises an[…]

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Millions of Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha 2017

Millions of Muslims around the world have been making pilgrimages to celebrate Eid ul-Adha, which begins today. Eid ul-Adha means ‘Feast of the Sacrifice and is different to Eid al-Fitr, the celebration that marks the end of Ramadan. Eid celebrations in Islam are the holiest in the Islamic calendar, with[…]

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Tensions rise around Al-Aqsa compound

Israeli forces stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Sunday morning, the last day of the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday, witnesses said. Witnesses told Ma’an that special Israeli forces stormed the holy site via the Moroccan gate and the Chain gate, firing rubber-coated steel bullets and stun grenades at worshipers. A police statement[…]

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Fostering inclusive Muslim cultural traditions

The following sermon was delivered by Imam Rashied Omar at the Claremont Main Road Mosque on Eid-ul-Adha, which also coincided with Heritage Day. The khutbah is focused on ‘Fostering Inclusive Muslim Cultural Traditions and Practices.’ We express our thanks and gratitude to Allah, the Lord of Wisdom, that this year[…]

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SANZAF Qurbani campaign underway

With haj Eid-ul-Adha celebrations on Thursday, it’s all systems go for the final implementation phase of the South African National Zakah Fund’s (SANZAF) Operation Qurbani 2015 Campaign. Operation Qurbani is an annual SANZAF project, which commemorates the sacrifice of Nabi Ibrahim (AS) [Prophet Abraham] through the ritual sacrifice of Qurbani. The[…]

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