Sh Seraj: ‘A colossus of knowledge, wisdom and adaab’

“South Africa has lost an intellectual jewel”. This was how family, friends, colleagues and students have described the demise of erudite scholar of Islam, Shaykh Seraj Hendricks, whose soul departed on Wednesday. Shaykh Seraj died aged 63 following a long battle against the coronavirus and spending weeks in hospital in[…]

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Prophet descendant arrives in CT

The Cape Town Muslim community welcomed the descendant of the beloved Nabi Muhammad (SAW) into the Mother City on Tuesday afternoon. The renowned Islamic scholar, Shaykh ul Hadith Hazrat Allama Peer Sayed Haseen ud Deen Shah Saheb has arrived in Cape Town with a panel of international ulama who is[…]

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Mourning the loss of Mawlana Ihsaan Hendricks

By Prof Ebrahim Moosa Today my wonderful, caring and justice-loving friend Mawlana Ihsan Hendricks passed away in Cape Town, South Africa. Mawlana Ihsan was born in Worcester, and trained as a traditional alim, scholar of Islam at Darul Uloom Newcastle in Kwazulu-Natal and at the Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulama in[…]

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Scholarly giant Mufti Afzal Hoosen Elias passes away

The Jamiatul Ulama South Africa says it’s saddened by the news of the passing of Deputy Amir of the Jamiatul Ulama KwaZulu-Natal Mufti Afzal Hoosen Elias. According the Jamiatul Ulama KZN, Mufti Elias passed away on Wednesday after a long illness. In a statement, Secretary General of Jamiat SA Ml[…]

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