Shaykh Ninowy in CT to mark Moulood

Cape Town appears to be a popular destination for scholars and public speakers, with Shaykh Muhammad an-Ninowy expected to visit Cape Town at the end of November. Shaykh Dr Ninowy is well known to the city’s shores and is considered one of this era’s greatest Mu’Hadith and scholars. For his[…]

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Bredasdorp Mosque Milad al-Nabi Celebrations

On Saturday, 16th December 2017, the ’Ibaad-u-Ragmaan Qadiri Jamaa’ah celebrate the birth of the Prophet Muhammad, Milad al-Nabi, at the Nur-ul-Islam Mosque in Brand Street, Bredasdorp, Western Cape. The Mosque, which was completed last year is said to be the southernmost mosque in Africa. Milad al-Nabi is celebrated by Muslims[…]

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VOC departs for Indonesian roots tour

A group of 40 Capetonians have embarked on a unique tour of Indonesia with the aim of retracing the historical lineage of the local Cape Malay community. The group, who will be traveling under the banner of “Moulood 1437: In the Land of our Roots”, are also due to attend[…]

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Understanding Moulood

With the start of Rabi-ul-Auwal, a month which marks the birth of the Beloved Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), moulood celebrations will be in full swing. Again, the annual Mass Mawlid on the 16th December has reignited a debate over the celebration of moulood in the Cape. This age old tradition, which[…]

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Langebaan masjid to host Moulood celebrations

The Ibaad-u-Ragmaan Qadiri Jamaa’ah has extended an invite to members of the Muslim community in the greater Cape Town region to attend their Moulood an-Nabi celebrations in Langebaan on Saturday the 24th January. The event will take place at the Langebaan masjid, alongside regular mosque attendees. The event will be[…]

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Tweede Nuwe Jaar moved due to Moulood

Following intense debate within the Cape minstrel fraternity in recent weeks, it’s been decided that the Tweede Nuwe Jaar festival will be moved to Monday 5 January 2015, to respect the religious significance of Milad-un Nabi. Moulood, the 12th Rabi-ul Awwal on the Islamic calendar, marks the birth of the[…]

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Moulood, a firm Cape tradition

Since the early days of Islam in the Cape, traditions and teachings from our Muslim forefathers have been passed down to future generations and remain entrenched in Cape Malay society today. One of these popular traditions is the annual Moulood or Mawlid celebrations; a time for Muslims to come together[…]

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Mass moulood moves to Athlone stadium

After two successful years at the Greenpoint Track, Mawlid SA will be moving its mass moulood celebration to the Athlone Stadium on the 18th January 2015. Annually global Muslims commemorate the birth of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), through thikr, qir;ah and salawat, and this remains a strong tradition in the[…]

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