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Rohingya: ‘Even a baby was not spared by the army’

The Myanmar army has been accused of carrying out extrajudicial killings in the restive Rakhine region, with residents and activists accusing soldiers of shooting indiscriminately at unarmed Rohingya men, women and children and carrying out arson attacks. Authorities in Myanmar say close to 100 people have been killed since Friday[…]

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Muslims urged to make submissions to SABC

The South African Muslim Network (Samnet) is urging the broader Muslim community to make submissions on the editorial policy of the SABC. These submissions will form the basis of making improvements and changes to the news and current affairs policy and content. Samnet , which has been monitoring the SABC[…]

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ABSA making strides in Islamic Banking

By Yaseen Kippie Islamic financial practice in Muslim majority countries has brought about many Western banks lending an ear to accommodate for market for Muslims in Western societies. This rise, according to Islamic Finance scholar Dr Aznan Hasan, owes itself to the influence it has made on many non-Muslims searching[…]

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I Just Want To Go For Hajj

This forms part of a series by hajj doctor Dr Salim Parker.  More hajj stories can be found at www.hajjdoctor.co.za  One of the great rewards of being consulted by intending Hajj pilgrims is to hear the narrations. There is always the trepidation of being vaccinated and to ease the anxiety[…]

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Muslims call for introspection on Eid Day

As the Muslim world approaches the end of the sacred month of Ramadan, Muslim activists and organisations in South Africa are extended their well-wishes to the Muslim community, but also urged locals to use the moral lessons of Ramadan to fight for social justice. Muslims have observed this month as[…]

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Emotions high at Masjidul Aqsa on Laylatul Qadr

Despite a volatile week, spirits were still high during Laylatul Qadr activities at Masjidul Aqsa last night which drew smaller crowds than usual. Its believed 270,000 Palestinians gathered tonight at Al Aqsa masjid on the 27th of Ramadan, considered the Night of Power, the climax of Ramadan. Following the killings[…]

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