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The Imam of the newly constructed Midrand Masjid has refuted allegations that his centre may be used to preach a ‘modernist’ form of Islam. The scholar made the clarification recently while addressing a media contingent from Channel Islam International.
‘‘We are not going to promote any different form of Islam. We believe in the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). We shall promote the teachings of the Quran, Hadith and Sunnah,’’ Imam Ebrahim Atasoy, a graduate of Al-Azhar , University said, while responding to questions from journalists.
A prominent Muslim Turkish businessman is currently in talks with the Department of Education to establish the first accredited Islamic University in South Africa.
74-yea-old Ali Katircioglu is the man behind the prominent Nizamiye complex in Midrand between Johannesburg and Pretoria.
According to the tycoon's spokesman, the university will open once the Department of Education agrees to accredit it. Engineer Orhan Celik, says talks between Turkish academics and the Department of education are underway and promising to be fruitful.
One of Africa's most beautiful mosques will be officially opening its doors for musalees (worshippers) in February next year. The spectacular mosque which has become a landmark in the midrand area is the brainchild of 74 year old Ali Katircioglu, a prominent Turkish businessman. The site project manager, Orhan Celik, told Channel Islam International on Wednesday, that the property owner wanted to initially build the project in America but a friend of his in the United States advised him to bring the project to South Africa.