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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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    Call to support historic Cape Accord

Call to support historic Cape Accord

MAHMOOD SANGLAY OVER 40 organisations and leaders made a public call for support of the Cape Accord on June 3, at Masjidul Quds, in Cape Town. The initiative follows a series of lectures at the same mosque in Ramadaan, on June 11, 2017, on the theme ‘An ummah in disarray’.

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    Born into revolution: reflections on a radical teacher’s life

Born into revolution: reflections on a radical teacher’s life

DR YUNUS OMAR ALIE Fataar was a teacher. Perhaps that doesn’t seem glamorous and very important. But Fataar, who would have turned 100 on March 26, 2017, is one of the many South African unknowns whose life and work can point the country today in a direction it ought to

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Worship is not prayer

BASHEER MOOSAGIE TO be a Muslim is to live in accordance with the will of the Divine. Muslims often say, with joy and pride, that it is easy to be a Muslim since Islam is ‘the straight path’ leading to Paradise. What this means, is that the principles of Islam

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Waqf – a national people-centric drive

Adv AB MAHOMED SC MUSLIMS constitute 25% of the world’s population, endowed with 60% of the world’s natural resources but tragically constitute 80% of the world’s poor, deprived, subjugated and oppressed. As a balance sheet for the world of Islam, this state of affairs cannot be illustrated more eloquently. The

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