VOC launches Muharram 1445 AH programme

By Aneeqa du Plessis As Muslims across the globe usher in Muharram 1445 AH – The Islamic New Year – Voice of the Cape Radio will host its beloved annual Khatam Al Quran. The on-air launch will kick off on Thursday afternoon, 27th July 2023, and will be rendered by[…]

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Bo-Kaap hosts annual Muharram march

Bo-Kaap will be abuzz with activity on Sunday 1st September as the Boorhaanol Islam Movement and Tana Baru Trust host their annual Muharram programme commencing at 10am. The march has become an important religious event for the community and will see scores of Muslims dressed in white visit the key[…]

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Fasting the Day of Ashura

Fasting on Muharram 10, known as the Day of Ashura expiates for the sins of the past year. When the Prophet (peace be upon him) arrived in Madinah in 622 CE, he found that the Jews there fasted on Muharram 10 and asked them the reason for their fasting on[…]

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Muslims celebrate Muharram around the world

Muslims worldwide are marking the beginning of the new Hijri year 1437 on Thursday. The day marks the beginning of Muharram, the first month in the Islamic calendar. It is also known as the day in which Muslims celebrate the Hijrah of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) from Makkah to[…]

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New Year, New Leaf

FEATURE BY Dr. Wael Shihab-The New Hijri Year occasion is a time for reflection, assessment, and planning for the coming year. One should seize this occasion by assessing his work in the past year(s) and planning to lead a better life in the coming year. It’s high time for reflecting[…]

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