Mandela in Focus

Farook Khan and Kevin Joseph’s book, Mandela in Focus which was launched last week is in demand. Among the host of exclusive stories and photographs, is a riveting account of President Nelson Mandela’s inter-action with Islam while on Robben Island. Here is an extract: “Then there is the Muslim influence on President Nelson Mandela. His Read more about Mandela in Focus[…]

Uncle Ebrahim Rhoda Receives Gold Medal Award for Community Service from University of the Western Cape

Cape Muslim historian, Ebrahim Rhoda, has been awarded a gold medal For Commitment to Community Service at a December 2018 graduation ceremony at the University of the Western Cape (UWC). Uncle Ebrahim, after retiring from teaching for more than 30 years, enrolled for a Master’s degree in History at UWC and completed it in 2006 Read more about Uncle Ebrahim Rhoda Receives Gold Medal Award for Community Service from University of the Western Cape[…]

Maulana Kharsany ask Graduates to Add Value to Society at IMA Dinner

The Islamic Medical Association of South Africa’s (IMASA) Graduates Dinner is an annual event that has been held, without fail since the inception of the organisation. Initially it was held at the homes of the executive members in Durban. Now with the growing numbers and with other health-care institutions accepting students from all race groups, Read more about Maulana Kharsany ask Graduates to Add Value to Society at IMA Dinner[…]

Professor ASLAM FATAAR Receives Chancellor’s Award for Research at University of Stellenbosch

At a University of Stellenbosch’s December 2018, graduation ceremony, Professor Aslam Fataar was honoured with the Chancellor’s Medal for Excellence in Research. Prof Fataar is former Vice Dean: Research of SU’s Education Faculty and former HOD of the Department of Education Policy Studies. He started his academic career as a junior lecturer in 1995 at the University Read more about Professor ASLAM FATAAR Receives Chancellor’s Award for Research at University of Stellenbosch[…]

Former MYM President Tahir Sitoto Graduates with PhD in Religious Studies from UCT

On Thursday 13 December 2018, Tahir Fuzile Sitoto, was formally granted the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Religious Studies at a graduation ceremony at the University of Cape Town. His doctoral thesis was titled: “On Africana/Islamica Existential Thought: Don Mattera and the Question of Transcendence” and was supervised by Professor Abdulkader Tayob. Sitoto’s doctoral Read more about Former MYM President Tahir Sitoto Graduates with PhD in Religious Studies from UCT[…]

Shamila Mpinga – breaking barriers from Dambuza to Oxford

Maryam Patel interviews Shamila Mpinga who got her LLB summa cum lauda from UKZN has been awarded Rhodes Scholarship to study at Oxford University   Tell us about yourself, your background, education, interests. I am a young Muslim woman from Dambuza township, in Pietermaritzburg KwaZulu Natal. I was raised by my uncle and aunt. My Read more about Shamila Mpinga – breaking barriers from Dambuza to Oxford[…]

Shaykh Sharif Hasan Al-Banna on HALAL BUT UNISLAMIC

The Islamic Forum hosted Shaykh Sharif Hasan Al-Banna at the SulemanLockhat Auditorium, Mariam Bee Islamic Centre on Sunday 21 October 2018 where he discussed the concept of Halal but un-Islamic. It was an interesting topic and one that is not generally discussed as the focus is more in getting fatwas instead of dealing with our Read more about Shaykh Sharif Hasan Al-Banna on HALAL BUT UNISLAMIC[…]

Al Ghazali Festival – a phenomenal success

About 1000 people attended theAl Ghazali Festival that was held from the 17-27 October, a series of three events: a workshop, conference and book expo at the Al Ghazali College in Erasmia, Pretoria; the Qurtuba Islamic Academy in Johannesburg; the Orient School in Durban and the Islamic College in Cape Town. The workshop focused on Read more about Al Ghazali Festival – a phenomenal success[…]

Shaykh Sharif Hasan al Banna on HALAL BUT UNISLAMIC

The last three hundred years of Muslim history has witnessed the gap between law and ethics widen. Throughout various intervals in history, the discipline of law lost its connection with the ethical paradigm of Islam. The Islamic faith has been reduced to a legal barometer, a code of halal and haram. The microscopic lens of Read more about Shaykh Sharif Hasan al Banna on HALAL BUT UNISLAMIC[…]

Star line-up for al-Ghazali Festival – Jhb, CT & Dbn

The al-Ghazali Festival scheduled to take place in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban during October has a star line up of speakers who will be delivering lectures on al-Ghazali. This series is being organised by Baitul-Hikmah in association with Afrika Impressions, ITV, AwqafSA, FonsVitae, Islamic Forum and a number of other organisations. Opening the series Read more about Star line-up for al-Ghazali Festival – Jhb, CT & Dbn[…]