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    Israel has no Right to Exist

Israel has no Right to Exist

DR PAUL HENDLER critiques the concept of a sovereign state’s ‘Right to Exist’. This is an executive summary of an in-depth article (http://muslimviews.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Israel-has-no-right-to-exist-Dr-P-Hendler-Part-1.pdf). THE Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement has established itself as part of the Palestinian struggle for freedom from Israeli apartheid and ­colonialism. BDS’s three cardinal demands

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    Stop the victimisation of teachers, reject private education

Stop the victimisation of teachers, reject private education

THE Progressive Organisations’ Formation (POF) expresses outrage in this statement at the victimisation of teachers and principals by the Western Cape Education Department. The extreme poverty and inequalities within present-day South Africa has been unmistakably exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. In the education arena, as elsewhere, the health disaster fell
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    Assault allegation against Ahmed Deedat challenged

Assault allegation against Ahmed Deedat challenged

MAHMOOD SANGLAY, investigating assault allegations against the late Ahmed Deedat, has discovered that these are unfounded. The world renowned South African Muslim missionary Ahmed Deedat, who died in 2005, is alleged to have assaulted a member of the audience in 1985 at one of his public lectures in Malaysia. The

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    Failure to prosecute apartheid-era killers ‘perpetuates corrupt and criminal activities’ of apartheid regime

Failure to prosecute apartheid-era killers ‘perpetuates corrupt and criminal activities’ of apartheid regime

FARID SAYED reports on the address at Imam Abdullah Haron Annual Memorial Lecture 2020 by Konehali Gugushe, daughter of murdered anti-apartheid activist, Mapetla Mohapi. THE failure by government, since 1994, to prosecute apartheid-era killers perpetuates the falsehood and lies of the apartheid regime, asserts Konehali Gugushe. Gugushe, youngest daughter of

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    Halaal council meets to plan strategy

Halaal council meets to plan strategy

MAHMOOD SANGLAY reports on the second strategic planning session of the South African Halal ­Development Council (SAHDC) for stakeholders of the Halaal sector. The meeting, held on September 19, was attended by nine members at the Garlandale Madrasah, in Cape Town, and five others who joined the meeting virtually from
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    ‘The Saint of the Poor in this town’

‘The Saint of the Poor in this town’

MAHMOOD SANGLAY pays tribute to Anwah Nagia (November 8, 1957 – September 28, 2020) ‘STOP acting small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion’ Rumi. Jumuah Mubarak, 21/08/2020 This was probably Anwah Nagia’s last bulk post to the many beneficiaries of his weekly Jumuah greeting, and his daily updates on
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    In celebration of the reflection of beauty

In celebration of the reflection of beauty

SHAIKH SA’DULLAH KHAN, in commemoration of the month of the birth of Nabi Muhammad (peace be upon him), reminds us of the life example of the Messenger of Allah. WE are reminded in the Quran: ‘You have indeed in the Messenger of Allah an excellent example for anyone whose hope
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    Shaikh Seraj Hendricks and Tasawwuf at the Cape

Shaikh Seraj Hendricks and Tasawwuf at the Cape

This is the first part of a series by DR AUWAIS RAFUDEEN analysing the Master’s thesis of the late Shaikh Seraj Hendricks. Part 1: Shaikh Seraj on how to think about tasawwuf at the Cape SHAIKH Seraj Hendricks’s dissertation, Tasawwuf: its role and impact on the culture of Cape Islam,
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    Gender-based violence solutions from the Quran and Sunnah

Gender-based violence solutions from the Quran and Sunnah

In the face of the scourge of gender-based violence, JASMINE KHAN writes that one needs to turn to the Quran and Sunnah for solutions IN view of the ongoing and ­escalating rise in incidents of ­violence against women, there have been many talks and ­programmes attempting to address the issue.
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    Biko and the Black Consciousness Movement 43 years on

Biko and the Black Consciousness Movement 43 years on

SEPTEMBER is known as ‘Biko Month’ in Black Consciousness Movement circles. Looking back on the month during which Steve Biko was murdered by the apartheid regime, BOKANG POOE reflects on the state of society through the lens of one of this country’s foremost thinkers and a revolutionary leading the fight
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