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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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    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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    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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    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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    COVID-19 in the Muslim community

COVID-19 in the Muslim community

DR MUZZAMMIL ISMAIL, a public health medicine registrar in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Cape Town, calls for extra vigilance and caution in the community as the government relaxes the lockdown restrictions. THE past six months have been defined by COVID-19 and its impact on almost
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    The ‘unintended’ consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic

The ‘unintended’ consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic

DR ESHAAM PALMER points to the ‘unintended’ consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. THE current COVID-19 pandemic has taken many people by surprise and has generally had negative consequences, with millions of people being infected and hundreds of thousands dying. Occurring simultaneously with the phenomenon of climate change, it has led
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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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    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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