The United Ulama Council of South Africa (UUCSA) has applied to be a friend of the court in the High Court, should a bid to have mosques reopened be heard. It comes after Johannesburg advocate Zehir Omar threatened to approach the courts to have the regulations, which prohibit mosques from[…]
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[…]
Maulana Ihsaan Hendricks’s presence has always held a special place in the hearts of his followers and fellow shuyookh, and his tragic death leaves behind a void that will not be fulfilled for a long time. In memory of the larger-than-life personality that he was, thousands of Capetonians came to[…]
By Ra-ees Moerat While Turkey has taken a bold stance to mediate on the Qatar crisis, South African ulema are still mulling on the issue, but are unequivocal in their position that the matter must be resolved. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the UAE and other nations have cut diplomatic ties with[…]
Cape Town ulema have issued an urgent call for Muslims to unite in prayer for rain in the drought stricken Western Cape. The province has not experienced any decent rainfall since last winter and weather forecasters predict very little for the next few months. The Western Cape has been declared[…]
Amid a chorus of condemnation against President Donald Trump’s ban on Muslims travelling to the US, local ulema have called for solidarity against prejudice and Islamophobia. This comes in the wake of six worshippers being gunned down at the Grand Mosque in Québec, Canada, on Sunday during evening prayers. A[…]
Social media has been on fire following news that Surrey Estate imam and community activist Shaykh Irfaan Abrahams has been elected as new president of the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC). Maulana Igsaan Hendricks’ tenure as MJC president came to end on Saturday, after a new ‘top 5’ and executive were[…]
In an effort to pay homage to the senior members of the Cape ulema fraternity, VOC hosted a special luncheon at Barrons Estate on Sunday to reflect on the lifelong contributions of the elderly shuyookh. Sunday afternoon was a poignant reminder of the sacrifices many Cape based Islamic scholars, alive[…]
VOC will on Sunday launch what it hopes will grow into an annual initiative aimed at honouring the dedicated work of Cape Town’s most influential figures. The VOC Special Awards will this year seek to honour, as well as treat senior ulema that have effectively become the backbone of their[…]
A South African relief organisation is using the blessed month of Ramadan to travel to Turkey to provide aid to refugees living on the border between Syria and Turkey. With almost two million refugees from Syria currently living in Turkey, the situation in Syria is said to be dire; but[…]
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