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[…]
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[…]
Lailatul Mi’raj ( The night of ascension ) will be observed in South Africa and other parts of the world on Wednesday evening with traditional fervour, great respect and devotion. Also known as Al Isra’ wal Mi’raj, this night is observed on the 27th day of Rajab, the seventh month of the[…]
The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC), Al Quds Foundation South Africa and National Coalition for Palestine (NC4P) will be hosting a mass rally at the Darul Islam Boys Campus on Wednesday, as part of its welcome to a visiting delegation of high-ranking Hamas officials. The delegation includes the group’s head of[…]
Hundreds of people came out to Parliament today as clashes erupted this morning in the occupied Jerusalem for a second day in a row after Israeli security forces stormed the Masjidul-Aqsa compound and fought with Palestinian worshippers. As a result the community of Cape Town marched to show their solidarity[…]
The broader South African Muslim community has been urged to show it’s solidarity with their religious counterparts in the city of Jerusalem, by joining a protest march scheduled for the 28th September. The demonstration is aimed at raising awareness to further incursions on the Al-Aqsa compound by Israeli forces, with[…]
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas warned on Tuesday that there was a risk of a new Palestinian intifada, or uprising, erupting if violence at the al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem did not ease and peace talks with Israel did not resume. Israeli-Palestinian strife has risen sharply in recent weeks as Arab states[…]
Friday 21 August will mark 46 years to the day that a devastating fire engulfed part of Masjid al-Aqsa in Jerusalem, resulting in the destruction of a historically significant and priceless pulpit (mimbar) in the iconic mosque. The 1969 fire was started by Australian tourist, Dennis Michael Rohan who claimed[…]
The Israeli authorities on Sunday morning confiscated a tract of land adjacent to the eastern wall of Al-Aqsa Mosque near the Golden gate, Palestinian sources told Ma’an. Jawad Siyam, the director of Wadi Hilweh Information Center in occupied Easy Jerusalem, told Ma’an that Jerusalem inspectors from the Israeli Nature and[…]
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