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    Islamic perspective on sexual abuse of children and adolescents

Islamic perspective on sexual abuse of children and adolescents

Dr ESHAAM PALMER dealt with the prevalence and seriousness of sexual abuse of children and adolescents in the Muslim community, in the first part of this series. In part two, he covers the issue from an Islamic perspective, how to avoid sexual abuse and what to do when abused sexually.

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    No one is safe until everyone is safe

No one is safe until everyone is safe

WILLIAM HIRSCH reports on the first-ever People’s Vaccine Open Forum. ‘WE would like to see people vaccinated. It is the best defence against serious illness and death. We want to see people vaccinated but we will also not force people.’ These were the sentiments expressed by Kedibone Mdolo, a representative

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    So many lives, so many tears

So many lives, so many tears

With the onset of the COVID-19 epidemic, many have lost family and friends; the community has lost selfless activists working for justice and those who worked towards building social cohesion and contributed towards research and scholarship. We invite our readers to submit brief obituaries of a family member, friend or

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    SANZAF’s Abdusamad Akoojee, a giant who fell in love with the poor

SANZAF’s Abdusamad Akoojee, a giant who fell in love with the poor

ABDUSAMAD AKOOJEE, a former executive member of SANZAF, who served the poor for over five decades, passed away on January 2, aged 82. Well known for his Zakah desk at Masjid ul-Quds, Gatesville in Cape Town, during Ramadan, he would arrive at 10am and leave well after Tarawih. When he
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    Worcester: a community rises from colonial and slave legacy

Worcester: a community rises from colonial and slave legacy

ANVER SEDAN, the chairperson of the Worcester Muslim Jamaa and leader of the gadat, gajaat and dhikrs in the community, writes about the two-hundred year history of a community that rose from a colonial and slave legacy. WORCESTER is known to many, particularly those from Cape Town, as the town

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    School honours teacher who led from the front

School honours teacher who led from the front

ALEXANDER Sinton High School has honoured one of its teachers who were at the forefront of the student-teacher uprisings against apartheid in the eighties. FARID SAYED attended the event. On Saturday, November 21, the school in Athlone unveiled the Nabil Basil Swart Foyer, two days after he had celebrated his

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    Domestic violence and femicide: the silent war in South Africa

Domestic violence and femicide: the silent war in South Africa

SHAHNAAZ PARUK, the CEO of Penny Appeal SA, reaffirms the organisation’s commitment to the fight against gender-based violence, highlighting the need to include education and reformative work with perpetrators of violence against women. SOUTH Africa is known to have one of the highest records of violence and sexual assault against

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    Sexual abuse of children in the Muslim community

Sexual abuse of children in the Muslim community

Dr ESHAAM PALMER, in the first of a two-part series, deals with the prevalence and seriousness of the sexual abuse of children and adolescents in the Muslim community. CHILDREN are our future and thus they deserve special protection from adults. Every child is someone’s child; every child has feelings that

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    Sexually abused by a darul uloom teacher

Sexually abused by a darul uloom teacher

RADIA Razack is an accomplished professional with a career as environmental lawyer. But she has a story to tell, disturbing in its detail yet astonishingly inspiring in its approaching finale. Our reporter, MAHMOOD SANGLAY, spoke to her. Radia’s story is one of near-closure. It is a sustained, present continuous narrative

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    The beginning of creation in light of new evidence

The beginning of creation in light of new evidence

In the first of a series of articles on creation, DR JOSEPH NOOR provides a glimpse into how the scientific community viewed how the universe came into being. WHAT could be more fascinating than wanting to know how our universe came into existence? How did the whole of reality begin?

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