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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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Obesity in children: a serious epidemic

DR MARDEYAH BASSIER ‘IF obesity in South African children continues to increase at the current rate, 3,91 million school children will be overweight or obese by 2025,’ according to The Heart and Stroke Foundation South Africa, in October, 2016. Obesity in children is a serious epidemic that has gripped South

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    Digital archive of Muslim News and Muslim Views gets underway

Digital archive of Muslim News and Muslim Views gets underway

MAHMOOD SANGLAY MUSLIM Views and Muslim News have a combined history of almost 57 years. Muslim News was published for 26 years, from December 1960 to August 1986. An estimated 670 fortnightly editions of the newspaper saw the light of day. Muslim Views was launched in September 1986 and has

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    Looking to the future: Hamas’ new political document

Looking to the future: Hamas’ new political document

In this exclusive interview for Muslim Views, SURAYA DADOO spoke to Hamas leader, Khaled Meshaal, about the movement’s vision for Palestine. AFTER exchanging the customary Islamic greeting, Khaled Meshaal raises a clenched fist and offers an ‘Amandla!’ ‘Isn’t that how political discussions begin in your country,’ Hamas’s political chief asked,

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    Farewell to the gentle uncle of our struggle

Farewell to the gentle uncle of our struggle

Shaikh SA’DULLAH KHAN pays tribute to a life lived in the service of humanity. THE world bade farewell to liberation stalwart, Ahmed Mohammed Kathrada, a fearless, courageous, revered anti-apartheid veteran, an exemplary mentor, radical revolutionary with a humble soul, the gentle uncle of the struggle. Dedicated life Uncle Kathy experienced

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    Qibla commemorates Sharpeville: 57 years later, what has changed?

Qibla commemorates Sharpeville: 57 years later, what has changed?

YUSUF ABRAHAMS ON Monday, March 21, 1960, South Africans and the world at large witnessed the brutal massacre of 69 men, women and children between the ages of 15 and 70 years, and the maiming of a further 189 people at the hands of the South African police at the

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    Top school principal questions the merits of extra tuition

Top school principal questions the merits of extra tuition

MAHMOOD SANGLAY ‘WE always have a plan but we never aspire to be number one,’ says Mohamed Zafar Ahmed, principal of Al-Falaah College, in Springfield, Durban. The institution was established in 1984 as a co-ed private Muslim primary and high school. In 2016, Al Falaah emerged as the best performing

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    East Africa on the brink of famine

East Africa on the brink of famine

More than 20 million people across the Horn of Africa are facing a humanitarian catastrophe as the United Nations warns of a famine within the next six months. Journalist SHANAAZ EBRAHIM-GIRE, who is currently in Nairobi, visited some drought-affected areas and filed this report. AID organisations are stepping up their

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    Dismissed exco and trustees clash over waqf

Dismissed exco and trustees clash over waqf

MAHMOOD SANGLAY CAN a mosque be waqf and at the same time be owned by a private trust? This issue has been interrogated over the past three years by some stakeholders of Al Jaamia Masjid, in Stegman Road, Claremont, Cape Town. In March 2014, the imam of Al Jaamia, Shaikh

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