By Ahmad Deeb I have learned from Shaykh Seraj Hendricks by his mere presence more than I could ever articulate. Out of all the teachers I have sat with, he was the one that I knew I could go to when I was sad and confused, and I didn’t have[…]
By Shafiq Morton THIS is the one obituary I have never wanted to write, that of Shaykh Seraj Hendricks al-Marhum, my closest friend, my teacher and my confidante. I was three years older than him, and I was supposed to pass on before him – but as we always say,[…]
“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[…]
South Africa has a lost a luminary of the Islamic world. Shaykh Seraj Hendricks of the Azzawia Institute passed away on Thursday following his recent battle with COVID-19. Shaykh Siraj had spent the past few weeks in critical condition in hospital. Shaykh Seraj is an internationally recognized leading scholar of[…]
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[…]
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[…]
Tributes and messages of condolences are streaming in from far and wide following the news of the death of Maulana Ihsaan Hendricks, considered a giant of Islamic intellectual thought and social justice activism in South Africa. Maulana Ihsaan succumbed to a long term illness on Friday night, at the age[…]
One of South Africa’s most powerful and fearless voices of human rights activism has fallen silent. The unique and inimitable Maulana Ihsaan Hendricks, a bright light of Islam, died on Friday night at the age of 54 years, after struggling with ill health for some time. An icon of the[…]
By Mohamed Ameen Dabhelia World renowned Islamic scholar and orator Moulana Tariq Jameel (DB) has touched down in South Africa for a lecture tour across the country. VOC will broadcast live from Islamia masjid for the Cape Town lecture on Wednesday 4th July after Esha. Ml Jameel is a Pakistani[…]
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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