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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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    Between virus and violence: the horror of being Muslim in India

Between virus and violence: the horror of being Muslim in India

by KHALED BEYDOUN Two weeks after Donald Trump’s visit to New Delhi, the ascending Indian public intellectual Rana Ayyub asked, ‘What is left for a virus to kill in a morally corrupt nation?’ As the pandemic ravaged Iran and Italy, and ripped into nation after nation between and beyond, the
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    Hajj disrupted, Eid muted but the spirit of Adha continues

Hajj disrupted, Eid muted but the spirit of Adha continues

by SHAIKH SA’DULLAH KHAN THERE is an overwhelming sense of melancholy experienced by over two million Muslims worldwide who had intended to perform the Hajj this year. Believers typically come from every country on earth to attend the largest annual assembly of faith in Makkah. This year, neither will the
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    Eid-ul-Adha 2020: Love, Sacrifice and Optimism

Eid-ul-Adha 2020: Love, Sacrifice and Optimism

An Eid-ul-Adha lecture delivered by SHAIKH SERAJ HENDRICKS seven years. It was transcribed by SHAIKH ALLIE KHALFE who added some additional notes on Covid and Ramadan. * In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful Covid, Ramadaan and Eid-ul-Fitr The past Ramadaan and Eid-ul-Fitr were unique experiences for Muslims
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    Why is regional sighting of the moon not accepted?

Why is regional sighting of the moon not accepted?

by SHAIKH EDWIN SALIM SAIDOO IT is my humble opinion that the politically constructed scholar councils in the Southern African region really enjoy the differences they see every Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Adha. We tend to be reactionary only at the time close to Eid, usually a day or two before Eid,
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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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