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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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    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

An Eid-ul-Adha lecture delivered by SHAIKH SERAJ HENDRICKS seven years. It was transcribed by SHAIKH ALLIE KHALFE who added some additional notes on Covid and Ramadan. * 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
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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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