By Anees Teladia Some lucky South Africans have been blessed with the opportunity to perform I’tikaaf in Masjid al-Aqsa – one of the holiest places for Muslims – this Ramadan. The group has been welcomed to the Masjid compound with open arms by the Palestinian people and is excited to[…]
With two thirds of Ramadan 2018/1439 almost complete, Muslims around the world have begun preparing for the final ten days of the month of fasting, in which many physically seclude themselves in servitude of their Lord. But, for some 150 South African devotees the final days of the holy month[…]
By Najma Bibi Noor Mahomed South Africans from different parts of the country including Capetonians are urged to observe Itikaaf at Masjidul Aqsa in Palestine in Ramadan. The Masjid al Aqsa itikaaf initiative has been running for the past few years and South Africans are actually the pioneers of the[…]
Many people only dream of performing Salah in Masjid al-Aqsa, the third holiest masjid of Islam. But, in recent years, devotees from around the world have experienced the beauty of Aqsa by traveling to East Jerusalem for a spiritual journey of a lifetime to partake in I’tikaaf. A regular traveller[…]
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[…]
While many of us only dream of performing Salah in the third holiest masjid of Islam, devotees from around the world have in recent years annually travelled to East Jerusalem for a spiritual journey like no other – I’tikaaf in the precinct of Masjid al-Aqsa. Mussalies’ discovered within the besieged[…]
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[…]
As the final leg of Ramadan is soon to begin, the group of South Africans who has travelled to Al-Aqsa to perform I’tikaaf in the Masjid has managed to successfully access the holy land. Speaking to VOC, a member of the delegation Ayoob Dadabhay explains that while they entered with[…]
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[…]
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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