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New Muslim Newspaper for Cape Town

Published on Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Islam Here is a new newspaper that will be published on a monthly basis in the Cape region, Insha Allah. For more information, see the website: http://www.islamhere.org/

On praiseworthy differences, the insecurity of having to be absolute

Published by Shafiq Morton on Wednesday, 12 March 2014
SOME time ago, after a rather fruitless discussion about innovation in Islam, I tweeted:  ‘the intellectual insecurity of having to be absolute is absolute insecurity’.

My feeling about those of the absolutist persuasion (and I’m not necessarily referring to the above) is that when posed with possible alternatives to a hypothesis, the dogmatic extremist will always think that because it’s unfamiliar, he is being presented with something outside of Islam.

Cape Muslim parties unite for polls - Politics

Published on Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Al Jama-ah Community Party and the Africa Muslim Party announced that they would campaign together under the banner of Al Jama-ah Community Party, after some Muslim voters complained about not knowing which party to vote for.

Update on Thornton Islamic Society Petition

Published on Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Alghamdulilah and Shukran for all the duah's regarding our petition to The Mayor. The meeting between the Thornton Islamic Society and Patricia de Lille for Cape Town was a successful one. The Mayor has committed to us receiving a long term lease and lived up to the philosophy of Cape Town being a Uni City. We would like to thank you all for your signatures, support and Duah's. We are looking forward to a long and prosperous relationship with all residents of Thornton.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/thorntonis/posts/625250590881738

Grant the Thornton Islamic Society a long term lease on ERF 1102 or allow for them to purchase the Erf

Published on Wednesday, 5 February 2014

The Thornton Islamic Society currently does not have a permanent place of worship and have been in negotiations with the City for years now to no avail. Yesterday they launched an online petition at: https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/patricia-de-lille-grant-the-thornton-islamic-society-a-long-term-lease-on-erf-1102-or-allow-for-them-to-purchase-the-erf

Please can we ask that you sign our the petition and also share this petition with your friends and family; they do not have to live in Thornton. The more people we make aware of our plight, the more the City is forced to take note and act.

Also see: http://www.muslim.co.za/newsupdates/2013/11/thornton-muslims-vs-city-that-works-for-you

Benoni Muslim School girl bags eight distinctions

Published on Wednesday, 15 January 2014

The desire to please her parents motivated Zainab Motala (18) to get eight distinctions in her matric results. The Benoni Muslim School learner scored distinctions in English first language, Afrikaans additional home language, Arabic, mathematics, accounting, life sciences, physical science and life orientation.

BCCSA won't ban 'Islamist militants' - South Africa

Published on Sunday, 12 January 2014

The Broadcasting Complaints Commission of SA (BCCSA) will not impose a blanket ban on the use of the term “Islamist militants” in the media, it said on Sunday.

“Such an approach by the tribunal would smack of censorship, which goes against the basic precepts of our democracy,” BCCSA tribunal chairman Kobus van Rooyen said in his judgment.

Meeladun Nabi (SAW) 1435H

Published by Habibia Soofi Mosque on Thursday, 2 January 2014

Fri 08 Rabi-ul-Awwal 1435 (10 Jan): Jumuah lecture by Sheikh Ihsaan Taliep. Between Maghrib and Esha: Qasidah and Qalbi Thikr recitals. After Esha: Hadra Thikr

Sat 10th night (11 Jan): Adhkaar by `Ibadur Rahman Jamaat between Maghrib and 'Isha at the holy qabr of Hazrath Moulana Abdul Latief Al-Qadi As-Siddiqi Al-Habibi RA, Habibia Soofie Masjid. Naat programme in the Masjid.

Sun 11th night (12 Jan) between Maghrib and Esha: Recitals and lecture on Mawlid Al-Barzanji Riwayat.

Mon 12th night (13 Jan) between Maghrib and Esha: Qur'an Khatam, Qiraat recital, Naat by international Naat Khwan and lecture by Sheikh Ihsaan Taliep.

Panorama Masjid Moulood Program

Published on Thursday, 2 January 2014

Sat 11th Jan - Hafiz Fuzail Soofi
Sun 12th Jan - Ml Abduraghmaan Khan
Mon 13th Jan- Sheikh Faghrudien Owaisi al - Madani

All Programs will commence immediately after Maghrib Inshallah.

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The path of Imam Abdullah Haron

Published on Thursday, 2 January 2014

The grandchild of Imam Abdullah Haron, Muhajir Haron, tells of how his grandfather fought for the spread and preservation of Islam during the era of the South African Apartheid regime.

Old Picture of Auwal Masjid

Published on Monday, 30 December 2013

Dorp Street, Bo-Kaap, Cape Town. The first mosque built in South Africa. Building has been altered over the years and only 2 walls of the original structure remain

Source: http://dome.mit.edu/handle/1721.3/90862

Thornton Muslims vs The City that works for you

Published on Monday, 11 November 2013

The Thornton Islamic Society (TIS) has been leasing the property (Erf 1102) from the City for almost 13 years. This lease has been run on a month to month basis since about 2007 and throughout this period, TIS has been trying to either purchase the land or have the city commit to a long term lease.

Gordons Bay Muslims growing

Published by Voice of the Cape on Sunday, 7 July 2013
With the arrival of Ramadan, the fledgling Muslim community in the scenic beach town of Gordons Bay is stepping up its activities for the holy month. Over the last decade the number of Muslims has grown in the town and now number between 40 - 60 families. According to the Gordons Bay Islamic Trust (GBIT), which was established in 2008, they now have their sights set on finding a property for a masjid in the town.

Mosque burglary ‘shameful’

Published on Monday, 22 April 2013

THE Maitland Mosque in Coronation Road has been hit by a third burglary in the space of a year. This time around, the suspects left the mosque in a poor state after stealing the water pipes, resulting in large parts of the building being flooded.

Faith-based Peacebuilding: Slides by Dr. Rashied Omar

Published on Thursday, 11 April 2013

Slides by Imam Dr Abdul Rashied Omar used in "Faith-based Peacebuilding" plenary at RCC 2013 Religion Communicators Council 2013 convention