Imam Haron’s spirituality to be explored in book

The Imam Abdullah Haron Foundation will be embarking on several programs in commemoration of the renowned Muslim activist, Imam Abdullah Haron, who was killed in Apartheid detention in 1969. This includes the launching of a book titled ‘’Imam Haron: The Spiritual Guide’’, which unpacks his principals of fasting. “One of[…]

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15th Sha’baan, a night of mercy

“Fasting is like a seed being planted in Rajab, in Sha’baan it is being watered, and in Ramadan we pick the fruits.” [Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali] As Muslims the world over prepare for the sacred month of Ramadan, the auspicious night of 15 Sha’baan, also known as Laylatul Nisfi min Sha’ban,[…]

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Successful Ramadaan for IRSA

With the holy month of Ramadaan coming to a conclusion, Islamic Relief South Africa (IRSA) is in the final stages of wrapping up its various Ramadan outreach initiatives. The organisation has been especially active in aid and relief distribution throughout the past month, assisting the more destitute members of the[…]

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16th Ahlan Wa Sahlan a success

Coordinators of VOC’s flagship Ahlan Wa Sahlan (AWS) Ramadaan outreach programme have hailed the success of the campaign’s 16th edition, after the project came to conclusion this past weekend. Organisers estimate that some 3000 Muslims were fed over the three week campaign. Each year community members come out in their[…]

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‘Green’ Ramadan tips

A local group from the Claremont Main Road mosque are currently working on a three year pilot project amongst Muslim faith communities, in the hopes of raising awareness on environmental eco justice issues. Working under the flag ‘Muslims for Eco-Justice’, they recently held a workshop for madrassa teachers, in the[…]

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