France’s draft law aimed at tackling what the government terms “Islamist radicalism” was unveiled on Wednesday. President Emmanuel Macron has promoted the bill to target what he calls “separatists” undermining the nation, but rights groups have raised concerns over the law, saying it would discriminate against French Muslims. Among notable[…]
One of the landmarks of Tiberias, the mosque, also known as the Zaydani mosque, was built on the Mameluke architecture, with a big dome and a minaret. “Like most Palestinians, the Tiberias residents have fled to Syria and Lebanon following the Nakba,” Kamal Khatib of the High Follow-up Committee for[…]
The Muslim Judicial Council (SA) has urged masajid to remain closed, given concern around the expected peak of the coronavirus. At the start of level 3 of the lockdown, the MJC advised Masajid to remain closed for the month of June as the Western Cape, however, some mosques chose to[…]
“Alhamdullilah” was the emphatic words of some of the musallees who finally stepped foot into the masjid after 70 days of lockdown in South Africa. A handful of mosques in Cape Town opened their duas for Jumuah – the first Friday prayer during level 3 of the lockdown, in which[…]
A handful of masajid in Cape Town have decided to remain closed, despite the easing of restrictions on congregational religious activity. On Tuesday night, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that places of worship will be reopened from the 1 June, as part of level 3 of lockdown regulations. However, he said[…]
President Cyril Ramaphosa has urged citizens to join in a national day of prayer and meditation on Sunday. This comes as places of worship can now open under level three lockdown subject to strict restrictions. Ramaphosa says it is important for citizens to once again come together and pray for[…]
This opinion piece was written by Fatima Fatima Est for the Daily Vox. More than a thousand years ago, some men wrote against the presence of women at mosques. Contrary to the Prophetic practice where men and women prayed together in the mosque even at night, the accretions of the[…]
Imam Jamal Kakar has spent the last 20 years serving the needs of northern Virginia’s Muslim community. Before the coronavirus pandemic, he could usually be found at the Madina Islamic Center in Springfield, often wearing a neutral coloured shalwar kameez – a tunic-style top and loose pants – along with[…]
The United Ulama Council of South Africa (UUCSA) has applied to be a friend of the court in the High Court, should a bid to have mosques reopened be heard. It comes after Johannesburg advocate Zehir Omar threatened to approach the courts to have the regulations, which prohibit mosques from[…]
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[…]
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