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Central African Republic names first Muslim prime minister

Bangui (Central African Republic) (AFP) – The Central African Republic named its first Muslim prime minister on Sunday as part of an effort to create a more inclusive government and end more than a year of sectarian violence. Related Stories Samba Panza names former Seleka advisor as Central African PM Reuters C. African Republic prime minister names cabinet Associated Press ... Read More »

SA under pressure to cut ties with ‘IsraHell’

The Government is under increasing pressure to sever diplomatic ties with Israel after it launched a ‘barbaric’ slaughter of more than 220 defenseless residents of Gaza, writes senior journalist Ismail Suder. Outraged South Africans continue to protest in all major South African cities against Israel’s indiscriminate aerial attacks on mostly innocent civilians in this Holy month of Ramadan, the latest ... Read More »

South African Muslims reject the violence of extremists

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“As South African Muslims, we reject the actions of groups that have adopted murder, kidnapping and violence against innocent people, the destruction of schools, sacred spaces and forced conversions in the name of Islam,” says the petition on change.org, titled “Reject Violence in the Name of Islam”. Economist Sha’ista Goga, who initiated the petition, said she had done so because, ... Read More »

Ebola threatens to leave 1 million without food

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Ebola threatens to leave 1 million in need of food in west African countries hit by the deadly virus. New fears have arisen after Doctors Without Borders warned the outbreak could last another six months. Ebola, which has claimed the lives of 1,145 people, now threatens to leave 1 million without food, according to the UN World Food Program (WEP). ... Read More »

Christian and Jewish leaders campaign to support Muslim community

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Christian and Jewish leaders have rallied to support the Muslim community, asking members of the Australian public to join them in a campaign called “We’ll love Muslims 100 years”. Rabbi Zalman Kastel will join Australian Christian Churches pastor, Brad Chilcott, Tim Costello and other denominational leaders in three events in New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia on Friday ... Read More »

Muslims Urged Not to Wash Ebola’s Dead

Amid hiking death toll of Ebola disease in west Africa, Muslims in Liberia have been cautioned against washing the bodies of people who died of Ebola to avoid spreading the virus. “Funerals and washing dead bodies in West African countries have led, to a great extend, to spread the disease,” Rana Sidani, the spokesperson of the World Health Organization (WHO) ... Read More »

‘Can Muslims keep silent while testament to Islam is bulldozed?’

Like the shifting sands of the Arabian Desert, the rich Islamic Heritage left behind by Prophet Mohammed (SAW) has virtually disappeared, thanks to the Saudi Monarch’s expansionist plan to turn the Holy Land into another Dubai. When South Africa’s 2 500 accredited hujjaj visit the blessed cities of Makkah and Madina this Haj season, they are in for a rude ... Read More »

A Gaza mother amidst the airstrikes

As a photojournalist, stepping into war isn’t a dilemma for me. It is my instinct to grab my cameras and run out to document the man-made misery, the horrors of war, each and every time hoping humanity will get the lesson. But nothing prepared me to understand how to raise children in a war zone — not even having been ... Read More »

Rebels reject new Muslim PM Kamoun

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The appointment of the first Muslim prime minister in the Central African Republic (CAR) has been rejected by the mainly Muslim rebel group Seleka. Mahamat Kamoun was appointed in the wake of a deal signed last month between rival militias aimed at ending more than a year of religious conflict. He is the first Muslim prime minister in the Christian-dominated ... Read More »

Eidgah with a diverse community of Muslims grows

Women’s presence at outdoor Eid prayer is well documented in Muslim history and widely supported in contemporary Muslim practice outside of South Africa. In Durban, however, women only found a welcoming outdoor community congregation when a small band of out-of-the-box thinkers decided they no longer wished to return to the poorly constructed sisters section that opened beyond the garbage bins ... Read More »