Prophet Muhammad

Lailatul Mi’raj to be observed tonight

Muslims in South Africa will observe Lailatul Mi’raj on Wednesday evening, which means we are just a month away from the sacred month of Ramadan. Lailatul Mi’raj is generally observed on the 27th day in Rajab, the seventh month in the Islamic calendar. VOC will broadcast live from the Hidayatul[…]

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Grand Moulood attracts hundreds of devotees

The Cape Town Islamic Educational Centre (CTIEC) organized an inspirational event in honour of Prophet Muhammed (PBUH). The Grand Moulood 1440 took place on Sunday 27 January 2019, which was attended by hundreds of devotees from across the City of Cape Town, including few guests from the Gauteng and Kwa[…]

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Mass moulood in CT set to inspire

By Tasleema Allie For the fifth year running, Mawlid SA will bring Capetonians together in the spirit of brotherhood, and unity espoused by the beloved Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him. This year’s annual celebration of the birth of the Noble Prophet (pbuh), is themed on the prophetic characteristics of[…]

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Shaykh Ninowy in CT to mark Moulood

Cape Town appears to be a popular destination for scholars and public speakers, with Shaykh Muhammad an-Ninowy expected to visit Cape Town at the end of November. Shaykh Dr Ninowy is well known to the city’s shores and is considered one of this era’s greatest Mu’Hadith and scholars. For his[…]

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The transformation of the Cape’s hajj traditions

By Yaseen Kippie Through its deep spiritual traditions, Capetonian Muslims have long been a close knit community despite years of oppression and subjugation during the apartheid era.  The emergence of Muslims joining ship routes around Africa to the sacred lands of Makkah, brought with it the manifestation of centuries of[…]

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Fostering a Child Friendly Ramadan and `Id al-Fitr

The following Jumuah khutbah was delivered by Imam Rashied Omar at the Claremont Main Road Mosque on Friday. During the first half of Ramadan 1438 AH the Claremont Main Road Masjid (CMRM) organized a number of events aimed at making Ramadan and our forthcoming `Id al-Fitr celebrations more child friendly.[…]

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How and When Did The Miraj Take Place?

What Is Miraj? Deriving from the root uruj meaning “to ascend, to rise,” the word miraj means “a vehicle for ascending.” As a term it refers to the Prophet Muhammad’s (pbuh) ascension to the heavens and his rise to Allah’s presence. Islamic sources generally take up the event of the[…]

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