Bo-Kaap community devastated by first COVID-19 death

By Tasneem Adams The Bo Kaap community is reeling after the first Muslim in Cape Town died on Saturday as a result of the coronavirus. 81-year-old Kulsum Cassiem was hospitalised last week and placed in isolation at Christian Barnard hospital. According to a statement by Health Minister Zweli Mhkize, the[…]

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Planning a janazah under lockdown: Explainer

The reality of the coronavirus is changing the way Muslims have to conduct their janazahs in South Africa. The country’s stringent lockdown regulations require Muslims to re-think the way funerals have traditionally been carried out and keep in line with government’s policy on social distancing. At a time of heightened[…]

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Beware of unregistered Muslim undertakers

The Western Cape Muslim Undertakers Forum has sent out a stern warning to the public to be cautious of individuals posing as undertakers. Spokesperson Ebrahim Solomon says these individuals make promises to the family members to ensure they secure the Janaaza as their job opportunity from another undertaker but are[…]

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Maulana Karaan passes away

One of the South Africa’s most illustrious Islamic scholars has passed away. Maulana Yusuf Karaan died on Sunday morning, at the age of 79, after suffering from illness for a long time. Maulana Karaan is the mufti of the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) and has headed its Fatwa Committee for[…]

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