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Ramadan Message

At the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, on behalf of my family and the Party I lead, the Inkatha Freedom Party, I would like to wish all members of the Muslim community here in South Africa and abroad, a very blessed month. We recognise that Ramadan is a significant time for Muslims in South Africa. We know ... Read More »

Sabr: The greatest virtue of Ramadaan

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There can be no doubt that a person who is ready to endure hunger and thirst and to subdue his/her natural desires throughout daylight hours is indeed nurturing the quality of patience and perseverance (sabr). It is this characteristic of sabr which should adorn our attitudes and practices during the month of Ramadan. In the Glorious Qur’an the various grammatical ... Read More »

Act on Five Obligations to the Quran

he pathetic and disastrous condition of the Muslim Ummah throughout the world is due to its abandoning of the Holy Quran. The constant attitude of indifference, along with our hypocritical lip-service, is tantamount to ridiculing the last of Allah’s (SWT) revelations. Instead, we must clearly understand our responsibilities towards the Holy Quran and try our very best to fulfil them. ... Read More »

Alkauthar to host SA Ramadan Day Conference


For the first time ever in South Africa, Durban and Cape Town will host a conference dedicated to preparing you and your family for Ramadan, especially on ways to achieve maximum benefits of the blessed month. The conference is being hosted by the Alkauthar Institute in conjunction with the Imam Development Project. A series of local and international speakers have ... Read More »

SANZAF held major protest march to expose abuse of elderly

The South African National Zakaat Fund (SANZAF) organised a march of concerned people against the abuse of the elderly in our communities The public protest march took place on Monday at 8am from outside its offices in Charlote Maxeke Street (Beatrice Street) to the DurbanCity Hall where a memorandum was presented to a representative of the mayor’s office. About 600 ... Read More »

AHOY! All aboard the Halaal cruise ship.

Ever dreamt of going on a halaal cruise where all the passengers are Muslims, where five-time salaah and jumuah is performed, where your entertainment is music free and where your cuisine ranges from traditional biryani to dhall and rice with papad? Well, dream no more because shipping line, MSC Cruises in conjunction with Executive Productions have organized the first ever ... Read More »

Full legal status for Muslims in South Africa

The accreditation of over 100 Imams as marriage officers has paved the way for the official recognition of the marriages of Muslim couples in South Africa, allowing them to be recorded on the National Population Register and so to receive the full legal status afforded by the country’s Constitution. Speaking at a graduation ceremony for Imams qualifying as marriage officers ... Read More »

SA Muslims outraged by Boko Haram’s terror in Islam’s name

South Africans and global Muslims have reacted with outrage at suggestions by the Nigerian terror group, Boko Haram that it had kidnapped more that 200 schoolgirls in the name of Islam. Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau admitted kidnapping the girls in a video, threatening to sell them in the market. Condemnation has come from local Muslim entities and from those ... Read More »

South Africa appoints first time Muslim player Amla as Test captain


JOHANNESBURG: Hashim Amla, who was appointed as South Africa’s new Test captain on Tuesday, has had an uneasy relationship with leadership roles in cricket. Amla, 31, will have a tough captaincy baptism when he leads the side on a two-Test tour of Sri Lanka next month. South Africa lost both Tests on their previous tour of Sri Lanka in 2006. ... Read More »

Kristof: There’s a Kind of Hush

Few people have fought as courageously for human rights as Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel Prize-winning democracy advocate who stood up to the generals here in Myanmar. Suu Kyi should be one of the heroes of modern times. Instead, as her country imposes on the Rohingya Muslim minority an apartheid that would have made white supremacists in South Africa ... Read More »