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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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    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

by SHAIKH ALLIE KHALFE 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 around the world. Customs and rituals long adopted were set aside for new norms such as reduced mixing with people and seclusion. These
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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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    Hundreds join Cape Town’s march for Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and the Grand Moulood

Hundreds join Cape Town’s march for Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and the Grand Moulood

THE Cape Town Islamic Educational Centre (CTIEC) organised an inspirational event in honour of Prophet Muhammad (SAW).

The Grand Moulood 1440 took place on Sunday, January 27, 2019, which was attended by hundreds of devotees from across the City of Cape Town, including a few guests from the Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal regions.

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Course in fundamentals of Islam

IMAGINE a course that you only have to attend once a week, for one year, yet empowers you with the fundamentals of Islamic knowledge. At the very least, it leaves you with the basics which will suffice you for the rest of your life. But, if you also wish to
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    Mission Dawah SA takes Islam to the bustling streets of Cape Town

Mission Dawah SA takes Islam to the bustling streets of Cape Town

AMINA WAGGIE MISSION Dawah South Africa, established in 2014 by Suhayl Schroeder and Natheer ­Hendricks, has been taking dawah to the next level in ­teaching others about Islam. They have been doing this by taking the information to the people instead of waiting for the people to come to them.
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    Shaikh Yusuf of Macassar: the early years

Shaikh Yusuf of Macassar: the early years

DR AUWAIS RAFUDEEN SHAIKH Yusuf of Macassar is undoubtedly regarded as one of the most prominent figures in South African Muslim history, and in particular, is seen as a major inspiration for the ­establishment and continued flourishing of Islam in Cape Town. One of his titles is ‘Al-Makassari’, that is,
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The Jewish and Christian wives of the Prophet (SAW)

DR ESHAAM PALMER MUCH misinformation and untruths have been written by Orientalists about the Prophet (SAW) in respect of the non-Muslim wives he married. In my research, I have had to sift through various sources to attempt to arrive at the most truthful version. The Prophet (SAW) married two women
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    Your options in a Muslim marriage

Your options in a Muslim marriage

Advocate FATIMAH ESSOP, a PhD candidate at UCT, commences a new series on Muslim marriages with a discussion on the various options open to Muslims in South Africa when concluding a Muslim marriage.   ‘And He has placed between you love and mercy…’ MUSLIM marriages are still not recognised as
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