Moving beyond Maulana Dawood

I think it is time to take the Moulana Dawood Sampson debate to a different level. We have all had our outrage, our evaluations of the impact of his words, and the extent of rebuke by his peers among the clergy. The strategic question, now with just a few days[…]

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Shaykh Tablawi, an icon of Quran, dies

The world has lost an iconic Quranic voice in the month of the Quran. Shaykh Muhammad Mahmoud al Tablawi of Egypt has died at age 86 – the last of the senior Egyptian reciters of the Holy Qur’an. Shaykh Al Tablawi left his mark amongst the great reciters of Egypt,[…]

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A note about opening the mosques

This opinion piece was written by Fatima Fatima Est for the Daily Vox. More than a thousand years ago, some men wrote against the presence of women at mosques. Contrary to the Prophetic practice where men and women prayed together in the mosque even at night, the accretions of the[…]

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JEQ celebrates 50 years of Quranic excellence

By Tasleema Allie Reflecting on the Holy Quran and the gift of light it is for the reader, memoriser, lover and listener, there is a realization that the Creator has gifted us with the two most valuable keys to ensuring we live a life of purpose: our Beloved Prophet Muhammad[…]

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Bonteheuwel prepares for International Quran recital awards

Around 60 Qurra (Quranic reciters) are expected to gather at the Bonteheuwel Masjid to showcase their Quranic recitation skills at the finals of the International Qur’an Recital Awards (IQRA). The event was made possible through the partnering of local South African organizations, including; the South African Qur’an Union, Awqaf SA,[…]

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CT hifz student tackles cycling championship

By Rukaya Mosavel A young and aspiring hifth student’s passion for cycling has earned him a spot in the Union Cyclist International Junior World championship in Germany in August. Mirsab Jordan, a student of the Quran, who is just 17 years old, is in his fourth year and ten juz[…]

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