Al Jam-ah political party leader and councillor, Ganief Hendricks has once again come under fire for allegedly contravening the City of Cape Town’s code of conduct by forcing City officials to act against the Open Mosque. Hendricks is accused of portraying the Open Mosque founder, Dr Taj Hargey in a[…]
The Open Mosque in Wynberg was the target of an arson attack on Friday night. According to police, at approximately 1:00am, they received an anonymous tip off of a fire at the former warehouse building in Lester Street, Wynberg. The area was cordoned off as fire fighters doused the flames.[…]
The City of Cape Town has apparently issued the Open Mosque with a compliance notice after it had failed to meet certain regulations. Al Jama-ah party whip, councillor Wasfie Hassiem, visited the mosque and found workers picking up the carpets late on Friday afternoon. According to Al Jama-ah party leader[…]
The launch of the highly controversial Open Mosque went ahead on Friday, but not without drama. A group of angry protesters gathered outside the green painted building, shouting strong words of condemnation, while surrounded by a heavy police presence. Inside the place of worship, a few congregants sat during the sermon,[…]
South Africa’s “first open mosque” held its inaugural prayer session on Friday afternoon amid criticism of its representation as a Muslim institution. Dr Taj Hargey welcomed around 50 men and women, of different races and cultures, in his warehouse space in Wynberg, Cape Town. “This is a most auspicious day,[…]
A City of Cape Town official says authorities cannot take legal action against the founders of the Open Mosque until they have the necessary evidence of the unauthorised use of the building at 4 Lester Street in Wynberg. This comes after a written query by Al Jama-ah party leader in[…]
In the light of the debate around the open mosque, the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) has issued the following fatwa on Thursday: The Muslim Judicial Council (SA) convened a special meeting with representatives of Mosques and Islamic Institutions to provide a scholarly and collective response to the establishment of the[…]
OPINION by Shafiq Morton That Dr Taj Hargey, the well-known gunslinger of Islamic contumacy, is back in town is more than obvious. He has been feted by talk show hosts, has garnered headlines and got social media buzzing. His establishment of an ‘open mosque’ in Wynberg that he says will[…]
A local Muslim politician says instead of making threats towards its founder, detractors of the Open Mosque set to open this Friday in Wynberg should rather take part in public dialogue on its existence. Al Jamaah Party leader and City of Cape Town councilor Ganief Hendricks expressed this sentiment on[…]
The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) has categorically denied rumours that it has called a protest at the launch of the Open Mosque on Friday. A message circulating on social chat group Whatsapp states that the ulema body has called for the community to protest the controversial place of worship, being[…]
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