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Masajid urged to open their doors on Heritage Day

The South African Muslim Network (SAMNET) has made a call on masajid to open their doors to people from all backgrounds on Tuesday 24th September, Heritage Day. So far, 45 masajid are taking part in the National Mosque Open Day between 2-4pm on Heritage Day. SAMNET says this is an[…]

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No Reason To Part

This forms part of a series of hajj stories by Dr Salim Parker. More stories can be found at hajjdoctor.co.za ‘I have been accredited for Hajj this year,’ he told me. He spoke matter of factually, as if he was referring to the weather. No excitement was visible in his[…]

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Femicide and GBV: A Muslim response

As the groundswell of anger against femicide intensifies across South Africa, Muslim clerics have urged men to interrogate their role perpetuating gender-based violence. The complicity of men has become a topic of conversation as the hashtags #AmINext and #MenAreTrash dominated the public discourse this week. While the overwhelming call was[…]

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‘Hajj is truly life changing’

As South African Hujjaj settle back into the routine of their day to day life back home, many will remember a journey that has shaped their perspective on life forever. Three couples joined VOC to relay their first experiences on the Hajj pilgrimage and all three shared the sentiment that[…]

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Debate heats up on calls for death penalty

It seems that a significant portion of South African society is calling for the death penalty to be re-enacted in the country. Social media and public interactions reflect a growing demand for the death penalty in South Africa as conditions of crime and violence in the country continues to worsen.[…]

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Interfaith service for peace in WC brings unity to communities

Prominent community activists, religious leaders, non-governmental organisations and concerned community members gathered for a processional march and interfaith service at the Joseph Stone Auditorium in Athlone on Sunday. The well-attended event was organised as a public stand against gang violence in the Cape Flats and saw several speeches and prayers[…]

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