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The Pathway to the Cape Accord

The following are extracts from a khutbah by Sa’dullah Khan titled Pathway to Cape Accord, delivered at Claremont Main Road Mosque on Friday 22 December 2017 Muslims and Christians currently constitute more than fifty-five percent of the world’s population. This makes the relationship between these two religious communities a significant[…]

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Turkey summons UAE envoy after Ottoman insult retweet

Turkey has summoned a United Arab Emirates diplomat over a recent social media post insulting an Ottoman-era governor that was shared by the UAE’s foreign minister. Acting UAE ambassador Hawla Ali al-Shamsi was summoned to the Turkish foreign ministry, sources from the ministry told Anadolu news agency on condition of[…]

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Trump slammed for retweeting Islamophobic videos

US President Donald Trump’s retweets of a UK far right leader’s Islamophobic posts have been widely denounced as a gesture of support for nationalistic, anti-Muslim rhetoric. On Wednesday morning, Trump retweeted three videos to his 43 million followers, purporting to show Islamic violence, that had been posted by the deputy[…]

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Baroness Warsi decries Islamophobia in UK

Sayeeda Warsi, a former Conservative Party co-chair and the first Muslim woman to hold a British cabinet post, urged the government to redefine Islamophobia calling it “Britain’s latest bigotry blind spot” that can “be found in Britain’s most respectable circles”. “It is wrong to say that the government is Islamophobic,[…]

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Tuan Guru symposium promises new insights

By Yaseen Kippie With the recent revival of research into the contribution of Tuan Guru at the Cape, the descendents of the scholar and prince, known for establishing Islam in the public life of Muslims in South Africa, will host a symposium on his life, legacy and family reconnection. The[…]

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Millions of Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha 2017

Millions of Muslims around the world have been making pilgrimages to celebrate Eid ul-Adha, which begins today. Eid ul-Adha means ‘Feast of the Sacrifice and is different to Eid al-Fitr, the celebration that marks the end of Ramadan. Eid celebrations in Islam are the holiest in the Islamic calendar, with[…]

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US settles first Muslim ban lawsuit with campaigners

The US government will allow people barred from entering the country in the early days of President Donald Trump’s travel ban to reapply for visas following a legal settlement with campaigners. Under the terms of the agreement, announced on Thursday, the government must contact all individuals who had been turned[…]

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