Why Muslims should stand in solidarity with students

The following jumuah khutbah was delivered by Imam Dr. Rashied Omar at the Jordan Street Masjid in Manenberg on Friday 30 October.  The month of October 2015 will forever be remembered in the history of our country for the courageous protests by our university students for free quality education for[…]

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Lawyers want charges against students dropped

Lawyers are working tirelessly to ensure charges are dropped against 23 students arrested outside the gates of parliament on Wednesday as part of the week-long #FeesMustFall protest. As a result of an interdict obtained by the University of Cape Town (UCT), close to 100 students were arrested in Cape Town[…]

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Court action, more student marches planned

A court bid to stop excessive police force against students, more marches against tuition fee increases, and talks to end the chaos were planned for Thursday. In Cape Town, parents were applying for an interdict at the Western Cape High Court to stop police from using excessive force against students.[…]

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Worries over missing CT student

The family of a Cape Town student studying in Kwa-Zulu Natal fears the worst after they lost contact with him a month ago. 24 year old Yazeed Akiemdien has been a student at the Madrassah Inaamiya in Camperdown outside Pietermaritzburg for the past four years and went missing from his[…]

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Japanese student quizzed over IS plan

Police are questioning a 26-year-old Japanese Muslim on suspicion of trying to join Islamic State rebels in Syria, media reports and the top government spokesman said Tuesday. The man, a student at Hokkaido University, had reportedly planned to fly to the Middle East this week to fight with the rebel[…]

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Dead body found at UWC

A 19 year old student’s body was found on the University of the Western Cape’s campus in Bellville on Monday. At 7.45am, Thobela Rinstana was covered up by cleaners and security in the computer lab of the campus. A student in the science department of geology, Rintsana barely got to[…]

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