Imam Haron

Muslim Enclaves of the Cape: Claremont

At the tail end of heritage month, former Claremont resident, 79-year-old Abdullah Abdullah shared his glorious childhood memories and what has moulded into his heritage with VOC journalist Aneeqa du Plessis. A nostalgic Abdullah travelled back in time to Stegman road in Claremont, 60 years ago before apartheid and all[…]

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Muslim Enclaves of the Cape: Newlands

Heritage Day is a South African public holiday celebrated annually on 24 September. On this day, citizens are encouraged to celebrate their culture and the diversity of their beliefs and traditions, in the wider context of a nation that belongs to all its people. For 77-year-old sports aficionado, Rushdi Majiet,[…]

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MJC reflects on 75 years of ‘evolving history’

A host of programmes are lined up as the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) celebrates its 75th anniversary this week. The council was established to unify Muslim scholars and religious leaders in Cape Town and South Africa, and cater to the religious guidance, education and social development sectors. The MJC was[…]

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A quiet heroine: Galiema Haron remembered

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[…]

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Manuel to deliver Imam Haron lecture

Former minister Trevor Manuel will deliver the 7th annual Imam Haron Memorial Lecture on Monday evening. The commemorative lecture follows the anniversary of Imam Haron’s death in police detention on 27 September 1969. The memorial lecture is organised by the Imam Abdullah Haron Education Trust (IAHET) and will take place[…]

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IUC to commemorate Imam Haron

The Islamic Unity Convention (IUC) will commemorate the anniversary of the tragic passing of anti-Apartheid struggle icon, Imam Abdullah Haron, by hosting a special programme in his honor on Saturday afternoon. Considered one of the most prominent scholars of his day, Haron was well-known for his strong opposition to the[…]

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UWC to honour Imam Haron with honorary doctorate

The University of the Western Cape (UWC) are set to honour the late Imam Abdullah Haron, by posthumously awarding the former struggle veteran with an honorary doctorate on Wednesday evening. A well known anti-apartheid activist, Haron was considered one of the most prominent local scholars of the day, and was[…]

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