Ramadaan 1445: “It was difficult for Palestinians to reach the Mosque peacefully as soldiers invaded the homes of Palestinians”

By Kouthar Sambo Amid the ongoing aggression in Gaza, Palestinians are graced with the blessed month of Ramadaan as they underwent their first Taraweeh (Ramadaan prayer) last night. Speaking to VOC News, the President of the National Association of Human Rights Defenders on Al Khalil and Ibrahimi Mosque, Badee Dwaik,[…]

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How to perform Taraweeh at home

The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) has issued a guideline for Muslims to perform their Taraweeh salah at home during Ramadan, following the closure of all masajid in South Africa. The country is in the fifth week of a national lockdown, aimed at curtailing the spread of the coronavirus. The virus[…]

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Musallees warned to be vigilant

A recent hijacking at the Waterloo Road Mosque in Kenwyn has raised deep security concerns for musallees who attend Taraweeh in Ramadan. Residents were left shocked this week after hijackers seen disguised in religious garb targeted a musallee who had left the masjid to attend to an emergency.  The victim[…]

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Gruelling experience for first time huffath

During the month of Ramadaan, hufaath around the world take the lead in Taraweeh prayers uplifting musallees with their recitation of the Quran. For those who have done this for many years, it becomes second nature. However, for the many debutants who are leading the mass prayer for the first[…]

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Imams urged to delay Taraweeh

With iftaar time considerably earlier this year, the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) has called on masajid in the Western Cape to delay their Taraweeh prayer. For the past few years, Ramadan has been observed in winter in the southern hemisphere, which means shorter days for fasting Muslims. Muslims in Cape[…]

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Menk in KL for Ramadan

Renowned Islamic scholar Mufti Ismail Menk, who has gained both local and international acclaim for his post taraweeh lectures, is set to take his hugely popular Tafseer programmes to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for Ramadan 2014. It will be the first time Menk has hosted the tafseer programmes outside of Southern[…]

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