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    Reflections of an anti-apartheid activist

Reflections of an anti-apartheid activist

ZUNAID MOSAM launched his book, Coolie Bandiet on June 16, 2020 at an event hosted by the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation. A social justice activist and two academics share their thoughts on the book. DR ISMAIL VADI: IT is not always that a novel is written and published by an anti-apartheid activist
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    Watch out for cyber criminals using coronavirus scams to steal credentials

Watch out for cyber criminals using coronavirus scams to steal credentials

CYBER criminals are using the coronavirus pandemic, and the public’s ongoing thirst for virus information and updates, to secure sensitive information and spread malware. Al Baraka Bank’s Acting Risk Manager, Mr Luqman Issadeen, has warned clients against opening or downloading seemingly reputable communications dealing with the virus. His call follows
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    Waqf as empowerment of communities and development

Waqf as empowerment of communities and development

ZEINOUL ABEDIEN CAJEE argues that there are many ways to become an empowered and strong community. WAQF is a powerful medium or mechanism to empower communities. In the context of community development, empowerment can be defined as a process by which members of a community organise themselves to mobilise, own,
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    Have we received the message on Muslim women in Islam?

Have we received the message on Muslim women in Islam?

Following the circulation of a controversial video posted by Moulana Dawood Sampson last week, in which he announces his forthcoming second marriage, PROFESSOR NURAAN DAVIDS explores the ways in which Muslim women are continuously minimised, undermined and oppressed within Muslim societies. EXTREMISM among Muslims adopts many forms and guises. We
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    Tribute to Shaikh Seraj Hendricks: committed to justice, scholarship and compassion

Tribute to Shaikh Seraj Hendricks: committed to justice, scholarship and compassion

SHAIKH DR HISHAM A HELLYER pays tribute to his teacher, Shaikh Seraj Hendricks, who gave of himself with khidma (service) and mahabba (love), all in accordance with the Prophetic model. One of South Africa’s greatest Muslim scholars, Shaikh Seraj Hassan Hendricks of Azzawia Institute, was laid to rest a few
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    Regardless of age, apartheid torturers must be prosecuted

Regardless of age, apartheid torturers must be prosecuted

CASSIEM KHAN declares that perpetrators of crimes against all anti-apartheid activists must come clean; they should publicly confess by revealing who gave the orders, how and why their loved one’s were killed; and they should do it now, regardless of the perpetrator’s age. IN the August-September 2019 edition of Muslim
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    Government corruption needs stronger condemnation

Government corruption needs stronger condemnation

PROFESSOR ASLAM FATAAR of Stellenbosch University denounces the looting of state COVID-19 funding as well as the silence of key community voices in the wake of this corruption. He calls for decisive action against the perpetrators of this crime against the poor and needy of our country. Corruption has reached pandemic proportions. Like an incurable
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    The future is female: patriarchy must be abolished

The future is female: patriarchy must be abolished

by KAUTHAR ROOMANEY IT is said that women hold up half of the sky but, too often, many of us do not even realise exactly by how much. We have reached a trying time in South Africa. Not only is COVID-19 causing an uproar, our sisters are still fighting for
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    The transcendental message in Hajar’s life

The transcendental message in Hajar’s life

PROFESSOR NURAAN DAVIDS engages the traditional narrative of Hajar (AS) as wife of Ibrahim (AS), mother of Isma’eel (AS) and as central figure in the symbols of the Hajj. She shows how the narrative elevates the role of a woman in the ideal expression of faith and sacrifice.

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    GBV just another name for abuse of another human being

GBV just another name for abuse of another human being

by JASMINE KHAN Whenever there is a case of a woman found brutally raped and murdered, there is an outcry from politicians, religious leaders and women’s organisations. With the recent announcement that in the last few weeks, 21 women and children have died because of gender abuse, the topic is
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