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First look inside ‘Open Mosque’

The Open Mosque, is set to open this week amid high levels of controversy surrounding itself and its founder Dr Taj Hargey. But when VOC visited the site in Lester Road, Wynberg, the mosque seemed to be still well away from being complete. The floor was still bare, showing the[…]

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VOC listeners react to Open Mosque

The proposed opening of what has been described as South Africa’s first ‘Quran-centric, gender-equal, and non-sectarian’ mosque has already begun to divide public opinion in the local Muslim community. A strong majority have expressed opposition to the launch of ‘Open Mosque’, however some have hailed what they view as a[…]

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Open Mosque ‘nothing new’

Very few local scholars have weighed in on the opening of a controversial mosque in Wynberg, which has been described by its founders as South Africa’s first ‘Quran-centric, gender-equal, and non-sectarian Islamic house of God’. The ‘Open Mosque’, as it has been dubbed, has provoked uproar within the Muslim community,[…]

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Misinformation on Open Mosque: Hargey

The founder of what has been dubbed the ‘Open Mosque’ set to be launched this week says their focus is gender equity; and have no ties to any organizations lobbying for equity between people of differing sexual orientations within the fold of Islam. This comes after a week of heavy[…]

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‘Open mosque’ being investigated

A local advocacy group says it has no association with what has been labeled a “gay” mosque being established in Cape Town soon. The mosque is promoted as being gender equal and non sectarian. Rumours of the mosque have spread like wildfire on social media, with some people calling for[…]

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