Muslim community

Maulana Dawood takes sabbatical

PRESS RELEASE Letter of Apology TO: All Islamic Bodies, Respected Uluma, woman’s rights groups, my community, family, friends, and all concerned citizens. Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatulahi wa barakatu I address you in the Name of Allah the Beneficent the Merciful. It is with deep regret and humility that I address[…]

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Muslim community responds to the call for social solidarity

The Muslim Community of South Africa, represented by numerous social welfare, emergency relief and civil society organisations have heard the call of  President Cyril Ramaphosa to assist the poor and vulnerable during the 21-day lockdown period. “We have immediately expended R1m in aid spending and resources to assist with the[…]

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Bo-Kaap: Political Awakening for Muslim Community

OPINION by Kareem Maliki One might say there is nothing new in the Bo-Kaap residents protests: at the end of the day, all of us are used to seeing South Africans always protesting somewhere about something. However, there is something important about the struggle of Bo-Kaap community that must not[…]

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Texas Muslims come to the aid of Harvey victims

Houston’s Muslim community is at the forefront of helping those affected by Tropical Storm Harvey, which has flooded much of the fourth most populous city in the United States. Dozens of mosques have either opened their doors for shelter, aided in rescue operations or provided goods, such as food, blankets[…]

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Why are Muslims not keen to foster children?

As South Africans venture into the 21st century, great parallels can be drawn between Muslim communities of the past and present. Where previously, the notion of ‘Ubuntu’ was an integral aspect of the Muslim community, today we find that individuals are increasingly encaging themselves in gilded-gated estates, far removed from[…]

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French Muslim activists debate licences for imams

France’s leading Islamic body has called for imams to be licensed before being allowed to preach, a move that has prompted criticism from voices within the country’s Muslim community. Anouar Kbibech, the president of the French Council for the Muslim Religion, known as the CFCM, has called for imams to[…]

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