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    Naseeha: Deliberate before making any worldly commitments

    Published by Channel Islam on Saturday, 17 December 2011

    Live your life in this world with moderation and always deliberate before making any commitment. In short, don’t bite off more than you can chew. Hasan al-Basri (Rahimahullah) said: “Beware of your commitments that you make in this world, for the world has a way of consuming a person. A person makes a commitment to one thing and he finds himself involved in ten other commitments. (Hilyatul Awilya, Vol:2, Pg: 153)

    Dis-Chem Nails its Colours to the (Israeli) Mast

    Published by Channel Islam on Friday, 16 December 2011

    Pro-Palestinian activists are up in arms after a major South African pharmacy chain harshly rebuffed calls by a consumer to remove Israeli goods from its shelves. The retailer, Dis-Chem, which boasts scores of stores across South Africa also stands accused of defending controversial Israeli occupation and military policies.

    Cii Joins the Apple Cart

    Published by Channel Islam on Friday, 16 December 2011

    Channel Islam International (Cii) has joined the Apple Cart. On the 14th December 2011, Cii officially launched an application for the iPhone and iPad. The first version V1.0 is available from Apples App store as a free app and requires only 2.8MB data to download.

    Ummah demands answers on Hajj debacle

    Published by Channel Islam on Thursday, 15 December 2011

    The Hajj industry in South Africa has gone beyond facilitating a sacred fundamental of the Shariah and has become a landscape for power struggles, white collar crimes, and allegations of money laundering and direct violations of Islamic law. In honouring the decision to facilitate a probe into the Hajj scandal, Channel Islam International conducted a discussion on Wednesday night piloted by Global Dynamic presenter, Inayat Wadee. The discussion focused on the United Ulama Council of South Africa (UUCSA), their role in the Hajj industry and their stance in bringing about solutions.

    Gaza health ministry appeals for urgent dialysis filters

    Published by Channel Islam on Wednesday, 14 December 2011

    GAZA – The Palestinian ministry of health in Gaza made an urgent appeal on Tuesday to all health and humanitarian organizations to help provide kidney units in Gaza hospitals with dialysis filters 5 and 6.

    “450 patients with kidney failure receiving dialysis services in hospitals are now in real danger threatening their lives where the balance of this medical consumable has become 24 filters and this quantity does not cover the needs of patients who are on dialysis three times a week,”  spokesman for the health ministry Ashraf Al-Qudra said.

    Condoning Sins - A Personal Account

    Published by Channel Islam on Wednesday, 14 December 2011

    Today began like a usual rushed work morning of trying to complete 10 tasks in less than 10 minutes. Between getting done, eating and other daily chores I donned a ‘camels hump’ which is now the latest hijab trend globally. I opted to change my dreary Hijaab look by ‘spicing’ up my appearance and adding some gulf Arab ‘flavour’.

    As I stared at my reflection in the mirror, guilt ate at me as I reflected at my hypocritical nature.

    Stepping up to the Challenge of Step-Children

    Published by Channel Islam on Wednesday, 14 December 2011

    Join Muallimah Shamiela as she takes us on this journey every Thursday afternoon between 3 & 4pm CAT from the 15th of Dec to the 12th of January 2012 Insha Allah.

    'The Corporate Old Lady' - Intolerance to Hijab in the Business World

    Published by Channel Islam on Wednesday, 14 December 2011

    “Sometimes the way you dress makes you look like an old lady. I don’t know if it’s the scarf, but you are much too pretty and much too young.” These were the words echoed to Fatima who works for a large corporate company in Pretoria. Fatima took it with a pinch of salt, but was also deeply insulted by the remarks.

    Aashura: An Answer to Blind Consumerism

    Published by Channel Islam on Tuesday, 29 November 2011

    Christmas, Valentines Day and other baseless days of commemoration have permeated into the faultless religion of Islam. 

    Islam has afforded Muslims a day of virtue to commemorate and spend on ones family. This day is the day of Aashura which is the 10th of the first month of the Hijri calendar, Muharram. The distinguishing factor between spending on Aashura and spending on any other day of celebration is that Allah has promised immense reward for the former.

    Muharram: A New Beginning

    Published by Channel Islam on Monday, 28 November 2011

    With the sighting of the new moon the Islamic New Year is ushered in.  The first month Muharram, is a month of great reward and virtue. Muharram itself means `sacred’ and is from those months which have been mentioned as sacred in the Holy Qur’an.