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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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    The Imam: soundscaped back to life

The Imam: soundscaped back to life

After discussing the recent circulation of three sound clips of Ash-Shaheed Imam Abdullah Haron in the first and second parts his son, PROFESSOR MUHAMMED HARON, in the final part, ­focuses on the responses of the family and community more than 50 years after the event. PART THREE The soundscapes and familial
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    Offensive to label moulana’s language as ‘misogyny’

Offensive to label moulana’s language as ‘misogyny’

JASMINE KHAN and NAJMUNESA SOLOMON challenge the wide scope given to the definition of misogyny by Mahmood Sanglay in an article published on this website last week. WHEN we do anything to offend someone, or commit a blatant sin, we first ask the person/s that we injured to forgive us.
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Lessons from an episode of misogyny

The views expressed by the writer, MAHMOOD SANGLAY, in this article are followed below by relevant disclosures and disclaimers. Moulana Dawood Sampson’s announcement on August 14 to take a second wife sparked a controversy, adding another to the catalogue of controversies routinely spawned by the Muslim community in South Africa.
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    The Imam: soundscaped back to life

The Imam: soundscaped back to life

During Ramadaan, this year, more than 51 years after being recorded, a few audio clips of Ash-Shaheed Imam Abdullah Haron were circulated via social media. (Photo IMAM HARON FOUNDATION)

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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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    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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