Israeli forces have entered the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound along with hundreds of Jews whom they allowed to access the compound on Jerusalem Day – when Israelis celebrate the anniversary of their occupation of East Jerusalem at the end of the 1967 Arab-Israeli war. Israeli forces fired tear gas and detained[…]
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[…]
The month of Ramadaan is considered a time for the ummah to get in touch with their humanity and encourages Muslims to be more charitable. With this comes the endless amounts of charity and Zakah organisations which make sure that the “haves” are giving their money to the “have nots”[…]
“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,[…]
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[…]
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[…]
Operators are reeling in umrah pilgrims intending to make the pilgrimage to the holy Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the month of Ramadan, by offering packages for a 30 day stay. However, the South African Travel and Haj Operators Association (Sathoa) says the Saudi Hajj Ministry has only allocated 15[…]
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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