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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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Dr Sulaiman Nordien: a name that should remain enshrined in the collective memory of Cape Town

Moulana TAHA KARAAN, in paying tribute, says there were lessons he learnt from Dr Sulaiman Nordien: let your studies be your passion; and never underestimate yourself. A MAN who combined within himself the rarest set of gifts: the mind of a scientist, the soul of a poet, the taste of
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    Tribute to a global polyglot

Tribute to a global polyglot

SUMAYA JEEVA looks back on a friendship and mentorship that spanned about 18 years. MY first personal encounter with Dr Sulaiman Nordien was in my early twenties, when my father set up a meeting with him to introduce me to Arabic calligraphy. We met at Masjid ul Quds, where this
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    COVID-19 in the Muslim community

COVID-19 in the Muslim community

DR MUZZAMMIL ISMAIL, a public health medicine registrar in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Cape Town, calls for extra vigilance and caution in the community as the government relaxes the lockdown restrictions. THE past six months have been defined by COVID-19 and its impact on almost
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    Sulaiman Nordien: A man of Deen, a doctor for all

Sulaiman Nordien: A man of Deen, a doctor for all

Dr Sulaiman Nordien, a person known for his brilliant mind and expertise in various fields of knowledge, passed away today (Saturday September 5) after a long battle with cancer. MUHAMMED HARON, a professor at University of Botswana, compiled this tribute from messages posted on Nasiha Forum: Many have fond memories
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    A sweet victory for urban spatial justice in Cape Town

A sweet victory for urban spatial justice in Cape Town

Professor ASLAM FATAAR A decisive victory for urban spatial justice was achieved on Monday, August 31, in the Western Cape High Court. Judges Patrick Gamble and Monde Semela have set aside the sale of the Tafelberg site in Sea Point by the Western Cape provincial Government. In March 2017 Helen
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    The story behind Muslim COVID-19 data

The story behind Muslim COVID-19 data

MAHMOOD SANGLAY Did you know that there are records of Muslims killed in Auschwitz during the Holocaust? We are generally familiar with the record of 313 Muslims who battled the Quraish at Badr (on Ramadaan 17, 2 AH) and that 14 of them were martyred. The narratives of these two
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    Progressive Organisations’ Formation: a new voice in education

Progressive Organisations’ Formation: a new voice in education

BRIAN ISAACS outlines the campaign of the Progressive Organisations' Forum in the debate on the opening of schools in the Western Cape. DUE to the COVID-19 ­pandemic, schools were closed on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, by the South African government. The government introduced stage 5 lockdown regulations on March 27,
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    Reflections of an anti-apartheid activist

Reflections of an anti-apartheid activist

ZUNAID MOSAM launched his book, Coolie Bandiet on June 16, 2020 at an event hosted by the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation. A social justice activist and two academics share their thoughts on the book. DR ISMAIL VADI: IT is not always that a novel is written and published by an anti-apartheid activist
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    Watch out for cyber criminals using coronavirus scams to steal credentials

Watch out for cyber criminals using coronavirus scams to steal credentials

CYBER criminals are using the coronavirus pandemic, and the public’s ongoing thirst for virus information and updates, to secure sensitive information and spread malware. Al Baraka Bank’s Acting Risk Manager, Mr Luqman Issadeen, has warned clients against opening or downloading seemingly reputable communications dealing with the virus. His call follows
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