The Muslim Judicial Council – SA has released its official statement after it revised its fatwa on COVID19 yesterday. After consultation with medical experts and other stakeholders, the MJC has declared that Jumuah prayers will be suspended for a period of four weeks. However, it hastened to add that it is[…]
Several local masajid have announced that they are temporarily closing their doors in the wake of widespread fear around the spreading of the coronavirus. It comes after President Cyril Ramaphosa declared the National State of Disaster on Sunday evening, following an increase in the number of South African patients testing positive[…]
By Najma Bibi Noor Mahomed The month of Ramadan brings an array of activities for Muslims to increase their spirituality. One such opportunity to gain closeness to our Creator is the spiritual retreat, called the I’tikaf. Muslims from across the globe participate in I’tikaf. It is a practice which sees[…]
Cape Town’s dire water shortage has prompted local ulema to call on the Muslim community to reflect on the challenges facing the ummah and seek answers through repentance and prayer. Following level 3B water restrictions coming into effect last month, Mayor Patricia de Lille has declared Cape Town a disaster area. With[…]
By Thakira Desai For years, holiday makers and Muslim residents in Knysna have voiced concern at the lack of prayer facilities in the popular holiday town, but a group of local Knysna homeowners have objected the Knysna Municipality’s approval of the construction of a mosque in the area. In anticipation,[…]
Every Ashra or phase of Ramadan has its particular significance associated with it. With respect to each of the significance, Muslims try pursuing that particular Ashra with that objective in order to achieve the established significance. First ten days of Ramadan has just come to an end and Muslims around[…]
Ramadan is known to be broken down into thirds. The first ten days of Ramadan are known as the “Ten Days of Mercy”. Muslims are aware that Ramadan is a month of spiritual opportunities, but what does the “mercy” really mean to Muslims? One of God’s names is Ar-Rahman, the[…]
The committee and imamat of Masjid al-Quds have taken the decision to hold a ‘prayer for rain’ this coming Sunday, in the hopes of bringing relief in the midst of the country’s worst droughts in decades. While relief efforts have been conducted in problem areas by a number of groupings[…]
Muslims heeded the call for an urgent prayer for rain on Sunday, in the wake of South Africa’s growing water crisis. The Jamiatul Ulema South Africa led the Salatul Istisqa in Johannesburg on Sunday morning which saw thousands of Muslims to prostrate in hopes of some relief to the current drought plaguing[…]
In a bid to bring some respite to the scorching weather that has fuelled a raging wildfire on Cape Town’s mountains, Muslims have been urged to pray for rain. On Tuesday evening, the Cape Town Islamic Educational Centre hosted Salaatul Istisqaa, a mass prayer for rain performed by the Mufti[…]
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