By Zahraa Schroeder After lengthy legal battles, the Knysna Muslim Council (KMC) has laid its foundation and cast the roof of its long-awaited masjid in Rawson Street – the very first in the famous coastal town. Situated directly in the city centre of Knysna, the aim of the masjid it[…]
Construction of the long-awaited masjid in Knysna has recommenced following the builders well-deserved holiday. The development follows approval by the Knysna Municipality for building plans submitted last year and will cater to the majority Muslim community. Residents have in the past expressed concerns that the current area used as a[…]
The Knysna Muslim Council has commenced with the construction work of a long-awaited masjid in the area. The development follows approval by the Knysna Municipality for building plans submitted earlier this year. Around 14 years ago, the first masjid facility in the form of a garage was used for Jumu’ah.[…]
The Cape High Court has ruled in favour of the Knysna Muslim Community for the construction of a mosque – the first mosque in the area. On Wednesday, Judge Daniel Dlodlo dismissed with costs, the application to set aside the construction of the place of worship. This after residents of[…]
The dispute between a group of Knysna residents and the Knysna Muslim Council heads to the Western Cape High court on Wednesday, after a decade of wrangling over the building of a masjid for the local Muslim community. While the Knysna Municipality has pledged its full support behind the building[…]
By Thakira Desai For years, holiday makers and Muslim residents in Knysna have voiced concern at the lack of prayer facilities in the popular holiday town, but a group of local Knysna homeowners have objected the Knysna Municipality’s approval of the construction of a mosque in the area. In anticipation,[…]
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