Moving beyond Maulana Dawood

I think it is time to take the Moulana Dawood Sampson debate to a different level. We have all had our outrage, our evaluations of the impact of his words, and the extent of rebuke by his peers among the clergy. The strategic question, now with just a few days[…]

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‘Rely completely on Allah during hajj’

The hajj, the fifth pillar of Islam, is a momentous occasion and is considered the pinnacle of any Muslim’s life. While it is both a collective undertaking and a deeply personal experience – it is bound to entirely transform one’s perspective on life. As thousands of South African hujjaj travel[…]

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‘It’s sunnah to participate in the political process’

While South Africans prepare for the 2016 local government elections, the political will of Muslim citizens has been called into question.  As the political party campaigning starts to intensify, many Muslims feel disillusioned about the current political climate and more importantly, are concerned about choosing between political parties who all[…]

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When weak hadith may be cited

FEATURE by Sheikh Bandar b. Nâyif al-`Abdalî The Qur’an and the Sunnah of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) are the primary sources from which Islamic beliefs and teachings are established. The Sunnah of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) is preserved[…]

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