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Ramadan

I’tikaf at home not valid: MJC

As Muslims commence the last ten days of Ramadan, many questions have emerged over the observing of i’tikaf within the home. In a fatwa released by the Muslim Judicial Council today, it is stated that observing i’tikāf within one’s home is invalid. Mufti Taha Karaan explained that all four madhāhib[…]

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How to perform Taraweeh at home

The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) has issued a guideline for Muslims to perform their Taraweeh salah at home during Ramadan, following the closure of all masajid in South Africa. The country is in the fifth week of a national lockdown, aimed at curtailing the spread of the coronavirus. The virus[…]

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Coronavirus: How Ramadan will differ this year

With the spread of Covid-19 impacting millions of people worldwide, the holy month of Ramadan, which is scheduled to begin on or around Thursday 23 April, may look very different this year. What usually happens during Ramadan? For Muslims around the world, Ramadan is one of the most revered months[…]

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Al-Aqsa closed for Ramadan due to pandemic

The Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem will be closed for worship during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan for the first time in its history in an effort to stem the spread of coronavirus, the authority responsible for overseeing the city’s Islamic and Christian holy sites said on[…]

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Cape Town school unites during Ramadan

By Anees Teladia The pupils of Westerford High School have displayed an exemplary spirit of respect for religion during the month of Ramadan this year. Several rugby teams of the school decided not to drink any water on practice and match days, in a show of respect to fellow fasting[…]

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