South Africa has a lost a luminary of the Islamic world. Shaykh Seraj Hendricks of the Azzawia Institute passed away on Thursday following his recent battle with COVID-19. Shaykh Siraj had spent the past few weeks in critical condition in hospital. Shaykh Seraj is an internationally recognized leading scholar of[…]
OPINION by Ebrahim Rasool A Moment of Rupture Globally the community of Muslims has had to make an almost unprecedented decision: whether to close the mosques for both the communal daily prayers as well as the Friday prayers in response to Covid-19 or coronavirus. That the majority of clergy and[…]
Animal welfare organisations and halal bodies such as the MJC Halaal Trust are raising the alarm on South Africa’s live export of animals by sea for the purposes of slaughter. Led by an NGO called Beauty without Cruelty, a range of animal rights activists are planning to protest to Parliament[…]
By Aneeqa Du Plessis The Wives of Paradise Foundation seminar series which focuses on spirituality through intimacy hosted the fourth, and final part of their workshop at the Tshisimani centre in Mowbray at the weekend. The lectures broached a variety of topics such as ‘how to enhance sexual relations within marriage’,[…]
Several thousand Muslims across Ethiopia in recent days have protested against the burning of four mosques in the Amhara region. The attacks last Friday in Motta town, more than 350km (217 miles) north of the capital Addis Ababa, also targeted Muslim-owned businesses. Muslims have called for the perpetrators to be brought to[…]
A huge void has been left in Cape ulema fraternity after the passing of the esteemed Shaykh Ebrahim Abrahams, affectionately known as ‘Imaam Rooibaard’. The much-loved scholar and teacher, a senior member of the Muslim Judicial Council, passed away on Monday, following years of ill-health. In his sixty-four years of[…]
Indians are defying bans on assembly in cities nationwide as anger swells against a citizenship law seen as discriminatory against Muslims, following days of protests and clashes that have left nine dead. Two people died of injuries suffered in violent protests in the southern Indian city of Mangalore, on Thursday,[…]
Leaders from some of the world’s most populous Muslim-majority countries are set to meet in Malaysia‘s capital on Thursday to address issues such as Islamophobia and poverty, with the organisers insisting the event is not meant to rival the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad will preside over the meeting with fellow[…]
The International Association of Exorcists (AIE) took the rare step of warning parents about ‘A Children’s Book of Demons,’ a book teaching kids as young as five how to summon demons to help with problems like bullies and chores. The bizarre book, published earlier this year, shows children aged five[…]
The Al-Waagah Islamic Institute for the Deaf is breaking sound barriers in the local Muslim community by introducing interpreters to relay Jumuah khutbahs in different masaajid. The initiative will, for the first time in South Africa, make Jumuah khutbahs accessible to those who are deaf or hard of hearing. The[…]
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