Galiema Haron, wife of Ashaheed (martyr) Imam Abdullah Haron, has died and been laid to rest 50 years to the day the imam was buried. She passed away at the age 93 in the early hours of Sunday morning, shortly before the Fajr athaan (morning call to prayer). She has[…]
The Imam Haron Commemorative Youth Rugby Festival hosted by Awqaf SA in partnership with Primrose Rugby Club and the Imam Haron Foundation kicks off today. The event marks 50 years since the killing of Imam Abdullah Haron and comes after several commemorative events and displays were held over the past[…]
The life of South African anti-apartheid stalwart Imam Abdullah Haron will be brought to the stage this week as part of the 50th year commemoration of his death. Ashaheed Imam Haron was incarcerated on 28 May 1969 by the apartheid security branch, under the Terrorism Act 83 of 1967, for[…]
Islamia College unveiled two public landmarks commemorating the lives of Imam Abdullah Haron and all others who died in apartheid detention as well as those who rebelled against the unjust regime. The landmarks have been erected in Cape Town as commemorative boards at both the Islamia College, located in Imam[…]
As the 50th commemoration of Imam Abdullah Haron’s death draws to a close this month, the impassioned activist’s pursuit for education will be remembered at the annual memorial lecture in his honour. Dr Eric Atmore, adjunct associate professor at UCT Department of Social Development and the director of the Centre[…]
The Imam Abdullah Haron exhibition opened its doors to the public yesterday at the Dulcie September Civic Centre in Athlone. This mobile exhibition will proceed to the Al-Jamia Masjied in Stegman Road, Claremont and from there it will go on to visit 30 museums across the province. The event is[…]
In a bid to preserve the history of the Cape icon, Imam Abdullah Haron’s gravesite and the Al Jamia Masjid in Stegman Road Claremont has finally been declared as a heritage site. Heritage Western Cape (HWC) made the declaration this week, following a public participation process held two months ago.[…]
No one would ever have thought the iconic face of Imam Abdullah Haron would ever be seen on the highest peak in Africa. But it was one women’s mission to shine the spotlight his legacy, on top of Mount Kilimanjaro. UCT Post-Doctoral Fellow and wife to the nephew of the[…]
An international art competition has been launched to honour South African icon Imam Abdullah Haron. The competition is the brainchild of the Imam Abdullah Haron Foundation and the South African Foundation for Islamic Arts (SAFIA) and forms part of a series of commemorative events to mark 50 years since his[…]
The following is a transcript of the talk delivered by Jaamia Galant at the Daroel Ielm Institute as part of a lecture series on the life and legacy of Imam Abdullah Haron I was just a toddler when Imam Haron was killed in detention in September 1969. But I grew[…]
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