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[…]
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,[…]
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[…]
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[…]
Islamabad expressed “deep concern” and launched a diplomatic action over the burning of the Koran in Norway, while the man who tried to save the book earned high praise on Pakistani social media. Last week, a young Muslim counter-protester tackled Lars Thorsen, the head of the Stop Islamization of Norway[…]
The leader of a group against the “Islamization” of Norway was attacked by several men after setting fire to a copy of the Koran during a demonstration. Footage shows police intervening to stop the skirmish. A demonstration held by Stop Islamization of Norway (SIAN) in the city of Kristiansand turned[…]
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,[…]
Russian President Vladimir Putin raised a few approving eyebrows in Turkey by quoting from the Koran to urge an end to the war in Yemen that has been waged there for years by a coalition of Muslim countries led by Saudi Arabia. Speaking in Ankara on Monday alongside Turkey’s President[…]
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[…]
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the death of the late and great Egyptian reciter Shaykh Muhammad Siddiq Al-Minshawi – a man who has inspired a generation of young Quranic reciters. On the 20th June 2019, the historic Auwal masjid in Bo-Kaap, where Islam was kept alive during the[…]
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