Alittle magazine on the fringes of the French media mainstream continues to polarise public debate not just in France, but across the Muslim world. Their pitiable cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad have provided fodder to populists on both sides of the divide – first and foremost, French President Emmanuel Macron[…]
By Tasneem Adams Ulema from the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) and members of the Muslim community picketed outside the French consul general in the Cape Town CBD on Friday, to protest rising Islamophobia in France. Members of the ulema recited the salawat and held placards expressing their love for the[…]
French Muslims reacted with horror at Thursday’s killing of three citizens in the seaside town of Nice, saying the crime is representative of neither their faith nor values. The attack, which took place inside a church, is the third of its kind in a little over a month and comes[…]
Police in Delhi were “complicit and an active participant” in the February violence in which 53 people, mostly Muslims, were killed, according to an investigation by Amnesty International India. “The Delhi police personnel were complicit and an active participant in the violence that took place in Delhi in February 2020,[…]
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[…]
This hajj story is written by Dr Salim Parker, known as the hajj doctor. More stories can be found at www.hajjdoctor.co.za Hajj 2020 is over. Some close to me kept themselves busy. My Imam, who was supposed to have set off for his half-century of standing at the time of[…]
Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, has pledged to end President Donald Trump’s highly controversial travel ban affecting mainly Muslim-majority countries on day one of his presidency during an online summit yesterday. The Muslim community was the first to feel Trump’s “assault” with his “vile Muslim ban”, said Biden[…]
Saudi Arabia has asked Muslims to wait until there is more clarity about the coronavirus pandemic before planning to attend the annual Hajj pilgrimage, the Minister for Hajj and Umrah said on state TV on Tuesday. Earlier this month, Saudi Arabia suspended the year-round Umrah pilgrimage over fears of the[…]
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[…]
Inside the city clerk’s office here, college student Mohammed Harb filled out a voter registration form. He will be voting for the first time in Michigan after moving from Florida, and plans to vote for Bernie Sanders in Tuesday’s Democratic primary. “It’s mostly the socialism aspect of it, how we’re[…]
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