The masjid is the most important institution in Islam. During the lockdown, masaajid across Cape Town will be impacted as their doors remain closed, leaving no opportunity to do daily and weekly collections. These collections are essential to the upkeep of the masjid and to provide a salary to officiating[…]
The Australian man accused of killing dozens of Muslim worshippers at two mosques in New Zealand in March last year entered a surprise guilty plea to all 51 charges of murder at a special session of a Christchurch court on Thursday. Brenton Tarrant, who appeared by video link, also pleaded[…]
OPINION by Ebrahim Rasool A Moment of Rupture Globally the community of Muslims has had to make an almost unprecedented decision: whether to close the mosques for both the communal daily prayers as well as the Friday prayers in response to Covid-19 or coronavirus. That the majority of clergy and[…]
Ayodhya, India – Ayodhya and its twin city Faizabad in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh (UP) are in a state of heightened anxiety as the country’s top court is expected to deliver its verdict in the seven decades old legal dispute over a spot of land that Muslims and Hindus both[…]
Tens of thousands of people from across Senegal converged on the capital Dakar on Friday for the inauguration of a huge mosque, claimed to be the largest in West Africa. Muslim faithful arrived by bus, car or on foot in the poor district of Bopp, home to the new Massalikul[…]
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[…]
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[…]
By Anees Teladia There are hopes that the bodies of all the victims of the Christchurch terror attacks in New Zealand will be returned to the grief-stricken families by Thursday, for them to be buried by Islamic rites this week. While authorities have not publicly named the deceased killed in[…]
By Anees Teladia A spate of terrorist attacks has shaken the city of Christchurch in New Zealand on Friday, with 49 people now confirmed dead and 48 more hurt. The shootings at two mosques in Christchurch has been described as the worst terror attack on New Zealand soil. Speaking to[…]
Gunmen have opened fire at mosques in Christchurch, with reports of between nine and 27 people killed. Four people are in custody – three men and one woman. The Police Commissioner Mike Bush said “there have been some absolute acts of bravery” in the arrests of the four attackers. A[…]
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