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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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The seeds of Islam grow in Hopefield

JASMINE KHAN HOPEFIELD, a small town on the West Coast, was founded in 1853. When the R45 road was re-routed around the town, the infrastructure of Hopefield gradually shrunk and became geographically and economically isolated. Ghaironesa, a revert, and her husband have lived in Hopefield  for 30 years. Along with
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Dissolution of a Muslim marriage by death

ADVOCATE FATIMAH ESSOP A MUSLIM marriage concluded by nikah only can be dissolved by death or divorce. In this issue, I will only focus on dissolution by death and its implications in both Islamic law and South African law. If a couple was married by nikah only then, on the

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    A call to radical women of faith

A call to radical women of faith

VANESSA RIVERA DE LA FUENTE THIS is an excerpt of my intervention in the interreligious days for women, held in Santiago de Chile in May: I am grateful to the Interfaith Group of Feminist Theologians and Women of Faith for remembering my spiritual affiliation and giving me the opportunity to

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    Verulam attack opens hope for intra-faith relations

Verulam attack opens hope for intra-faith relations

MAHMOOD SANGLAY THE visit of the president of the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC), Shaikh Irfaan Abrahams, on May 14, to the Imam Husain Mosque, in Verulam, where 34-year-old Abbas Essop was murdered, was an important moment for the MJC to declare its rejection of sectarian violence in the name of

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