‘Saudi Arabia continues to act with impunity’: analyst

Despite international condemnation over its growing increase of human rights abuses, Saudi Arabia continues to act with impunity. So says analyst Na’eem Jeenah from the Afro-Middle East Centre, in the wake of reports that the Saudi Kingdom plans to execute three prominent moderate Saudi scholars. According to the Middle East[…]

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Muslim minds to engage Cape Accord

Some of Cape Town’s leading Muslim thinkers and scholars will on Sunday engage in a dialogue on the much anticipated Cape Accord– a public statement calling for tolerance and unity in South Africa and the Muslim world. The Cape Accord embraces the spirit of the Amman Message signed in 2005[…]

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JEQ marks Week of the Quran

Jam’eyyatul Qurra will be celebrating their legacy since 1969, with their annual Week of the Quran from the 25th November- 2 December 2017. Jam’eyyatul Qurra will be honouring esteemed ulama such as Shakyh Yusuf Bollie and Sheikh Shaykh Moosa Goder who recently passed away. “These individuals and many others dedicated[…]

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Saudi women scholars call out prince’s reform agenda

Leading female scholars from Saudi Arabia have described moves to ease restrictions on women as government spin aimed at an international audience to bolster support for efforts to liberalise its ailing economy. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is seeking to appeal to western governments as a reformist while cracking[…]

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ISIS sends letter to South Africa

Johannesburg-based Muslim satellite radio broadcaster, Channel Islam International (CII) , is in possession of a document that has reportedly been sent by a group of South Africans, both male and female, who have joined the Islamic State (ISIS). The document is specifically addressed to South African Islamic scholars, said to[…]

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Scholars for joint plan to fight terror

Islamic scholars on Wednesday called for an integrated strategic plan and cooperation with the international community to combat terrorism and recommended efforts to defuse regional conflicts. In a communique issued at the end of a three-day International Islamic Conference on “Islam and Combating Terror” organized by the Muslim World League[…]

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