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About Us

Muslim Views is South Africa’s oldest Muslim newspaper with a publishing record dating back to 1960. It was first published as Muslim News on 16 December 1960 and its first editor was Imam Abdullah Haron, a renowned anti-Apartheid activist who was killed by the South African security police in 1969. Muslim News has a proud history of resistance against Apartheid and solidarity with the cause for freedom and liberation in South Africa. Among its milestones is its survival of banning orders of no less than 21 editions of the paper.

Due to the forced closure of Muslim News, Muslim Views was launched in September 1986 with Farid Sayed as the founding editor.

Mission Statement

Muslim Views is an independent media organisation using contemporary media to provide information, comment and analysis and to advocate universal values and social justice.

Editorial policy

Muslim Views is independent and a critical mirror of local issues, South African society and International affairs. It embraces universal values, diversity and has a strong focus on social issues.

ABC Certification

Muslim Views is certified by the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC), which is an independent body providing circulation verification services for the press.

Awards and Honours

Muslim Views is the recipient of a number of professional and industry awards, including the Sanlam Community Press Award and the PMR Golden Arrow Award. The paper has also won awards for outstanding cover design and excellence in journalism.

Professional Affiliation and Advocacy

Muslim Views is a member of the Association of Independent Publishers (AIP) which is also represented on the largest print media industry body, Print & Digital Media South Africa. The paper abides by the Press Code of the Press Council of South Africa.

Social responsibility

Muslim Views is the media sponsor of various community events, including the 10km Big Walk, South Africa’s biggest community fun walk with 20,000 participants. The event has raised over R2 million for Red Cross Children’s Hospital.

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