By Tasneem Adams An exquisite new masjid officially opened its doors for worshippers at Canal Walk during Jumuah on Friday. Muslim employees and patrons had for years made use of a small salah khana under the canal bridge, however, given the growing numbers of musallees, a plan was put in[…]
Emotions were intensified in New Zealand today as a life sentence was handed down to 29-year-old terrorist Brenton Tarrant – who massacred 51 musallees at the Al Noor and Linwood Masajid in Christchurch during Jumuah prayers on 15 March 2019. In a landmark ruling, Judge Cameron Mander said the white[…]
In announcing the purported “historic” normalisation deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates – which a host of Palestinian voices have slated as treacherous, US President Donald Trump and his cohorts were keen to sweeten the proposition by suggesting that the deal would afford free access to Masjid al-Aqsa[…]
Friday’s historic prayers in Turkey’s Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque have marked the first acts of worship there in 86 years. Hundreds of thousands of people took part in the traditional Friday prayers both inside and outside the historic mosque in Istanbul, Turkey’s largest metropolis. A Turkish court on July 10[…]
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[…]
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