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Moulana in Mufti Menk row: ‘I need an apology!’

Moulana Rajah Khan, head of the Rasooliah Islamic Centre in Durban says although he has differing views to that of Mufti Menk, he did nothing to harm the Islamic scholar. He spoke to Ismail Suder. Just off the leafy Boulevard of King Cetshwayo Rd in Sherwood, a narrow, windy route leads you through the hilly suburb of Bonella – and suddenly ... Read More »

South Africans commended as leading global campaign to liberate Palestine

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The Al Quds International Institution (QII) delegation with members of the Al Quds Foundation (AQF), who hosted them in South Africa, at the site of the Palestine Museum and Human Rights Centre, in Cape Town, being established by the Kaaf Trust. From left: Yoonis Allie (AQF executive member), Dr Saud Abu Mahfouz ­(chairman of the Mobilisation and Communication Committee, QII), ... Read More »

South African ‘Open Mosque’ to welcome non-Muslims and homosexuals

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A South African Oxford University professor is set to defy tradition as he establishes what he calls an ‘open mosque’ in Cape Town, but he has drawn flak from many Muslims. RELATED yemen-woman-with-rosaryYemeni Christian convert, burned to death by relatives Most Malaysians believe they are not prepared for Islamic penal code ‘Saudi Liberals’ website founder sentenced to 10 years in ... Read More »

Passing of Aunty Gaye: Life devoted to Islamic education till the end…

The passing of iconic Durban personality, “Aunty Gaye” who transformed the lives of thousands through her Islamic Guidance classes, has left a void, writes Yusuf Moolla. Durban personality Hafza Narkedien Moolla (82) affectionately known as Aunty Gaye who sacrificed much of her life to giving guidance to thousands about Islam passed away recently, but her work and legacy will never ... Read More »

Islamic Scholar Opens Doors To First Gay-Friendly Mosque In South Africa

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According to a BBC report, Dr. Taj Hargey, a professor at Oxford University’s Muslim Educational Centre has completed the ‘Open Mosque’ which welcomes not only gay Muslims, but also invites women to pray alongside men, and even to lead prayers. The opening of the mosque has been condemned by many in Cape Town’s Muslim community with one Muslim group unsuccessfully ... 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 »

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 »

‘Halaal’ whale meat on menu

Prayer rooms, hijabs made from local silk and even halaal-certified whale meat are appearing in Japan as tourism bosses wake up to the demand from Muslim travelers. For a largely homogeneous country with only around 100 000 practising Muslims, that means groping its way through unfamiliar customs as it looks to tap a growing market to help it double the ... Read More »

‘Boycotts not bullets will beat Israel’

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Israeli activist, Ilan Pappe, urged Muslims to re-frame their support of Palestinians on humanitarian grounds rather than an Islamic one, writes Ismail Suder You cannot beat Zionist Israel through an armed struggle: strangle them economically and isolate them from the world and you’ll win”. That was the core advice from World renowned Israeli academic, activist and historian Professor Ilan Pappe ... 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 »