The United Ulama Council of South Africa (UUCSA) has defended its position to close all masajid as South Africa deals with a global coronavirus of epic proportions. In a simulcast discussion on VOC this morning, UUCSA said the Shariah holds human life in the highest esteem. There’s been a backlash[…]
Friday marked a historic moment for the Muslim community as the Durbanville Islamic Society (DIS) submitted a tender to the City of Cape Town for a piece of land on which to build a masjid. With the increasing number of Muslims living and working in Durbanville and its surrounds, there[…]
The construction of the Gordons Bay Masjid is fast approaching, with the Gordons Bay Islamic Society having recently received approval for the rezoning of the land proposed for the development. The construction plans, which may now be submitted by the Islamic Society to the City Council, are expected to be[…]
By Anees Teladia Once again, a Muslim community in Cape Town is faced with strong objections and countless hurdles in its attempt to construct a masjid – this time in the Gordons Bay area. The Gordons Bay Islamic Society has tried to establish a masjid in the area for years[…]
By Anees Teladia With increasing reports of Islamophobia, prejudice and violence against Muslims in the global media, Muslims in South Africa – and around the world – need to become more pro-active in facing challenges that arise, particularly where safety is concerned. The terror attacks on the Muslim community in[…]
Deadly shootings apparently carried out by nationalist extremists have killed 49 people in two Christchurch mosques in New Zealand. This is what we know about the attacks so far. Police Commissioner Mike Bush has confirmed that 49 people have been killed, over 20 more injured. Children were among those with[…]
The Franschhoek community will be seeing growing Islamic activity in the future as the establishment of a masjid finally approaches. Official Imam of the Franschhoek Masjid and Islamic Centre, Imam Ali Reza Abrahams, said they were excited by the prospect of finally having a place of worship in the tiny,[…]
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.[…]
By:Najma Bibi Noor Mahomed The Islamic Centre of Tableview is celebrating a milestone after it successfully purchased premises to serve the growing Muslim community. This comes after a long journey in locating a premises and the added burden of accessing funding to financially support the centre. Fazlin Jakoet, the secretary[…]
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