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I’tikaaf for women: A balancing act

By Najma Bibi Noor Mahomed The month of Ramadan brings an array of activities for Muslims to increase their spirituality. One such opportunity to gain closeness to our Creator is the spiritual retreat, called the I’tikaf.  Muslims from across the globe participate in I’tikaf. It is a practice which sees[…]

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Itikaaf: A sense of brotherhood

During Ramadan, Muslims from around the world do more to intensify their spirituality, some by seclusion in the masjid in the last ten days of the sacred month. Itikaaf is a practice consisting of a period of staying in a masjid for a certain number of days, devoting oneself to[…]

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Experience I’tikaaf in Al Aqsa

As Muslims around the world begin observing the auspicious month of Ramadan, a group of South Africans are using this month to highlight the plight of those who find themselves in war-torn countries. In a show of solidarity with the people of Palestine, the group will travel to Jerusalem and[…]

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SAfricans in Al Aqsa okay

A South African observing itikaaf in Masjidul Aqsa in Jerusalem says there is no truth to rumours that Capetonians have been killed at the sacred site. VOC News received unconfirmed reports that musallees from Tafelsig in Mitchells Plain who are currently in Masjidul Aqsa have been killed in violence. The[…]

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