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    Worcester: a community rises from colonial and slave legacy

Worcester: a community rises from colonial and slave legacy

ANVER SEDAN, the chairperson of the Worcester Muslim Jamaa and leader of the gadat, gajaat and dhikrs in the community, writes about the two-hundred year history of a community that rose from a colonial and slave legacy. WORCESTER is known to many, particularly those from Cape Town, as the town

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    School honours teacher who led from the front

School honours teacher who led from the front

ALEXANDER Sinton High School has honoured one of its teachers who were at the forefront of the student-teacher uprisings against apartheid in the eighties. FARID SAYED attended the event. On Saturday, November 21, the school in Athlone unveiled the Nabil Basil Swart Foyer, two days after he had celebrated his

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    Domestic violence and femicide: the silent war in South Africa

Domestic violence and femicide: the silent war in South Africa

SHAHNAAZ PARUK, the CEO of Penny Appeal SA, reaffirms the organisation’s commitment to the fight against gender-based violence, highlighting the need to include education and reformative work with perpetrators of violence against women. SOUTH Africa is known to have one of the highest records of violence and sexual assault against

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    Sexual abuse of children in the Muslim community

Sexual abuse of children in the Muslim community

Dr ESHAAM PALMER, in the first of a two-part series, deals with the prevalence and seriousness of the sexual abuse of children and adolescents in the Muslim community. CHILDREN are our future and thus they deserve special protection from adults. Every child is someone’s child; every child has feelings that

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    Sexually abused by a darul uloom teacher

Sexually abused by a darul uloom teacher

RADIA Razack is an accomplished professional with a career as environmental lawyer. But she has a story to tell, disturbing in its detail yet astonishingly inspiring in its approaching finale. Our reporter, MAHMOOD SANGLAY, spoke to her. Radia’s story is one of near-closure. It is a sustained, present continuous narrative

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    The beginning of creation in light of new evidence

The beginning of creation in light of new evidence

In the first of a series of articles on creation, DR JOSEPH NOOR provides a glimpse into how the scientific community viewed how the universe came into being. WHAT could be more fascinating than wanting to know how our universe came into existence? How did the whole of reality begin?

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Educator wins outstanding doctoral thesis award

by MAHMOOD SANGLAY PROFESSOR Shafika Isaacs earned her Ph.D in education at University of Johannesburg (UJ) in 2019. In addition, she was awarded meritorious recognition of her work as Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation by the South African Education Research Association (Saera). Her thesis is entitled ‘Towards the recognition of a Soweto

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    Helpline opens for abuse victims seeking shelter

Helpline opens for abuse victims seeking shelter

The National Shelter Movement of South Africa’s helpline takes its first call – dedicated to those seeking help from domestic and intimate partner violence. On Wednesday December 2, the National Shelter Movement of South Africa (NSMSA) started taking its first calls on its very own 24-hour toll-free Shelter Helpline. This

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    Shaikh Seraj Hendricks on the history of tasawwuf at the Cape

Shaikh Seraj Hendricks on the history of tasawwuf at the Cape

In this third and final part of the series on the Master’s thesis of the late Shaikh Seraj Hendricks, DR AUWAIS RAFUDEEN looks at the practice of tasawwuf during the era of Tuan Guru. (Click here for part one and here for part two) THE era of Tuan Guru marks

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    Shaikh Seraj Hendricks on the history of tasawwuf at the Cape

Shaikh Seraj Hendricks on the history of tasawwuf at the Cape

In this second part of the series on the Master’s thesis of the late Shaikh Seraj Hendricks, DR AUWAIS RAFUDEEN analyses the shaikh’s account of the history of tasawwuf at the Cape. (Click here for part one) SHAIKH Seraj starts by providing an overview of the background and principles of

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