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    Are you social distancing on social media?

Are you social distancing on social media?

SAMEER PARKER ‘They say…’ - famous opening words for a story that is probably unverifiable and shaky at best. When the COVID-19 outbreak reached South Africa in March this year we could not have predicted the impact it would have on individuals, businesses and our daily way of life. One
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    It is time for our government to take heed of the lived realities of women farmworkers

It is time for our government to take heed of the lived realities of women farmworkers

CHRISCY BLOUWS The Women’s Legal Centre (WLC) is an African feminist legal centre striving to advance women’s rights and equality, specifically working with women who work in precarious and ­vulnerable positions. The aim of this programme is to help women obtain favourable and just working conditions in the workplace. It
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    Muslim Views writer wins prestigious award

Muslim Views writer wins prestigious award

STAFF REPORTER A Muslim Views writer, whose ­series of articles on Muslim ­marriages appeared in the ­newspaper for over a year, has won a prestigious award. Advocate Fatima Essop’s fourth article in the series was titled ‘Dissolution of a Muslim marriage by death’, and appeared in the June 2018 edition
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    ‘Justice is indivisible’: Placing Palestine back at the centre of Muslim discourse in the West

‘Justice is indivisible’: Placing Palestine back at the centre of Muslim discourse in the West

by RAMZY BAROUD It was nearly twenty years ago at a Muslim conference in Washington D.C. that I heard the distressing argument that Palestine should not be made a central topic in the American Muslim political agenda. The point, which took many by surprise, was enunciated by a young American
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    Changing our lifestyles in the face of the coronavirus

Changing our lifestyles in the face of the coronavirus

by DR FARAH VAHED THERE is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting every aspect of our lives, from home schooling to moving ­businesses online and juggling family time in-between. Globally, we are fast approaching four million infections. In South Africa, the number of positive cases are rising daily
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    Khayelitsha mosque offers hope to local Muslims

Khayelitsha mosque offers hope to local Muslims

by MAHMOOD SANGLAY SHAIKH Abdullah Asali is a man of steadfast faith against daunting trials. He is the imam of Al Fatiha Masjid, in Site B, Khayelitsha, on the R340 route. The mosque was established in 2002 and he has served the Muslims of Site B since 2014. The township,
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    Haron family calls for re-opening of inquest

Haron family calls for re-opening of inquest

MAHMOOD SANGLAY FEBRUARY 8, 2019 would have been the 95th birthday of Imam Abdullah Haron, who was ­martyred on September 27, 1969. The Imam Abdullah Haron Foundation hosted a special media conference last month coinciding with Imam Haron’s birthday, on February 8, to make two special announcements. The first was
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    Hundreds join Cape Town’s march for Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and the Grand Moulood

Hundreds join Cape Town’s march for Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and the Grand Moulood

THE Cape Town Islamic Educational Centre (CTIEC) organised an inspirational event in honour of Prophet Muhammad (SAW).

The Grand Moulood 1440 took place on Sunday, January 27, 2019, which was attended by hundreds of devotees from across the City of Cape Town, including a few guests from the Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal regions.

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    New book reveals Muslim roots of Afrikaans

New book reveals Muslim roots of Afrikaans

AYESHA ALLIE AFRIKANER nationalist academics played a huge role in the deliberate process to keep the Afrikaans language viewed as Dutch, said Professor Hein Willemse at the launch of the book, Die Afrikaans van die Kaapse Moslems (The Afrikaans of the Cape Muslims), which took place at the Paarl Afrikaans
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    Samnet’s survey to gauge Muslim participation in politics and elections

Samnet’s survey to gauge Muslim participation in politics and elections

NASEEMA MALL DURBAN based South African Muslim Network (Samnet) recently launched an online survey to assess the participation of the South African Muslim community in politics and elections. According to Samnet’s chairperson, Dr Faisal Suliman, they ‘wanted to gauge in more than just an anecdotal fashion, the attitude of Muslims
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