Imams warn parents from the mimbah

A Cape Town cleric who on Friday delivered a scathing sermon against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria group, said he did so not only to alert parents on the dangers of recruiting by such groups but also to make Muslims aware of the fact that such groups do[…]

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Ulema to focus on ISIS in jumuah

The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) has called on the clergy to dedicate their Jumuah Khutbahs on Friday to enlightening the community as to the dangers posed by the radical Islamic State (ISIS). This comes after the ulema body on Wednesday held a workshop with 80 imams, in the wake of[…]

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CT mother tackles school Jumuah policy

A Cape Town mother is outraged by a Goodwood school’s decision not to allow Muslim boys to return to class after Jumuah prayers on a Friday, accusing the school of unfair treatment. Hamida Akleker, whose son attends Fairburn Colleges, says he son is missing out on Maths, English and Afrikaans[…]

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Parent fights for students return after Jumuah

A concerned parent has requested that her son return to school after Friday jumuah prayer. The young grade 11 pupil’s mother expressed her concern about the school not wanting any of the young Muslim boys to return after Friday prayer time as it would could a disturbance for the other[…]

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Protests at Open Mosque

The launch of the highly controversial Open Mosque went ahead on Friday, but not without drama.  A group of angry protesters gathered outside the green painted building, shouting strong words of condemnation, while surrounded by a heavy police presence. Inside the place of worship, a few congregants sat during the sermon,[…]

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Picketers say ‘No to ISIS’

The congregation of Claremont Main Road masjid (CMRM) gathered outside the mosque after Jumuah prayers on Friday to protest the Islamic State (IS). Scores of demonstrators at the multi-cultural picket lined the street to  express their solidarity with the thousands of Iraqi and Syrian civilians persecuted by IS. The silent[…]

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