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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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    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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    Shaikh Seraj Hendricks on the history of tasawwuf at the Cape

Shaikh Seraj Hendricks on the history of tasawwuf at the Cape

In this third and final part of the series on the Master’s thesis of the late Shaikh Seraj Hendricks, DR AUWAIS RAFUDEEN looks at the practice of tasawwuf during the era of Tuan Guru. (Click here for part one and here for part two) THE era of Tuan Guru marks

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    Shaikh Seraj Hendricks on the history of tasawwuf at the Cape

Shaikh Seraj Hendricks on the history of tasawwuf at the Cape

In this second part of the series on the Master’s thesis of the late Shaikh Seraj Hendricks, DR AUWAIS RAFUDEEN analyses the shaikh’s account of the history of tasawwuf at the Cape. (Click here for part one) SHAIKH Seraj starts by providing an overview of the background and principles of

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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 on the history of tasawwuf at the Cape

Shaikh Seraj Hendricks on the history of 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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