khatam al-qur’an

VOC and DU Centre’s Muharram khatam underway

With ever-increasing hardship and devastation due to the global pandemic, the start of the new Islamic year is an opportune time for solemn reflection and renewal of spirits for the Muslim community. The Voice of the Cape in collaboration with the DU Centre, is launching its annual Muharram 1442 Live[…]

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Auwal Masjid celebrates 222 Years

A cornerstone of Islam in South Africa and the Bo-kaap community, the Auwal Masjid in Dorp Street will be marking its 222 year anniversary this Sunday. Home to the handwritten Qur’an, the Auwal Mosque is the first and oldest mosque built in South Africa. The strong oral tradition confirms that[…]

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