Plans for Franschhoek’s first masjid

The Franschhoek community will be seeing growing Islamic activity in the future as the establishment of a masjid finally approaches. Official Imam of the Franschhoek Masjid and Islamic Centre, Imam Ali Reza Abrahams, said they were excited by the prospect of finally having a place of worship in the tiny,[…]

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IDP to address conditions of imams

Awqaf South Africa embarked on a three day masjid tour where the organisation visited 22 Islamic institutions in the emerging communities of Cape Town.  The aim of the visit was to meet with the imams of these institutions and to assess their needs and conditions of how they operate –[…]

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Imam Makki passes away

Cape Town has lost another elderly alim – Imam Achmat Makki Edwards, who passed away on Tuesday night at the age of 78. The imam was fondly known as ‘Imam Makki’ as he was born in Makkah. The cleric was a member of the Muslim Judicial Council’s (MJC) Imarah, the[…]

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Manuel delivers Imam Haron lecture

The following is transcript of the Imam Haron Memorial Lecture delivered by Trevor Manuel at CPUT in Bellville on Monday evening.  Saturday, 27 September marked 45 calendar years since the brutal murder of Imam Abdullah Haron during his detention at Maitland police station. September 1969 was actually also an important formative[…]

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Commemorating Imam Haron

The following is the Jumuah khutbah delivered by Imam Dr Rashied Omar at Claremont Main Road masjid on Friday, ahead of the commemoration of Imam Abdullah Haron’s death This weekend we will commemorate two momentous events. On Saturday the 27th September 2014 we shall be remembering the 45th anniversary of[…]

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US Imam faces daily death threats

Even after receiving constant physical threats and being mistreated by government officials, American imam Abdul Alim Musa says he and his movement have only become stronger as a result of the hardships they have faced. Musa is the founder and director of As-Sabiqun as well as the Islamic Institute of[…]

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Haram imam to attend Quran finals

The esteemed imam of the Haram in Makkah, Sheikh Khalid bin Ali Al-Ghamdi, will be the main guest of honour at the finals of the South African National Quran Competition (SANQC) set to be held this coming weekend in Midrand. Born in Makkah in 1968, Al-Ghamdi was officially appointed as[…]

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