Muslim Marriages to be recognised in South Africa

The Muslim Personal Law saga has had a protracted and acrimonious history with the ulema divided. The umbrella body United Ulama Council of SA comprising all the provinces supports a Muslim Marriages Act, whilst one of its constituents Jamiat KZN and other leading ulema are opposed. Similarly with the  Muslim Lawyers, AMAL is in support, Read more about Muslim Marriages to be recognised in South Africa[…]

Visiting Cartoonist Osama Nazzal draws the line on Palestine

A cartoon exhibition that aimed to show the realities confronted by Palestinians subjected to military occupation and siege, their resistance and determination as seen through the eyes of renowned cartoonist, Osama Nazzal was hosted on Thursday 30 August at the Silver Oaks Boutique Hotel. Osama who lives in the village of Kafr Ni’ma, west of Read more about Visiting Cartoonist Osama Nazzal draws the line on Palestine[…]

Profile: Sisters Qaisar Jahaan & Umme Haanee

Women around the world are assuming leadership roles to such an extent that, by 2025, most parliaments, including South Africa’s would go through a dramatic change. This is the view of Chatsworth Sulaiman sisters, Qaisar Jahaan and Umme Haanee – both of whom have embarked in careers which were previously perceived not to be for Read more about Profile: Sisters Qaisar Jahaan & Umme Haanee[…]

CMRM laments loss of dynamic and courageous son of the soil

It is with great sadness that the Claremont Main Road Masjid receives the news of the passing of Maulana Ihsaan Hendricks, former president of the Muslim Judicial Council. Maulana Ihsaan was a dynamic and courageous son of the soil, whose dedication and tireless passion for his community was only eclipsed by his immense humility and Read more about CMRM laments loss of dynamic and courageous son of the soil[…]

Tribute to Mawlana Ihsaan Hendricks aka Abu Yusuf Saleh

On Friday 10th August 2018 Moulana Ihsaan Hendricks passed away in Cape Town bringing with it a profound loss to the Muslim Ummah in South Africa. In a fitting tribute at his Janaza, former Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool lamented the loss of knowledge, intellect, intelligence, strategy and direction that his death has brought to the community. Read more about Tribute to Mawlana Ihsaan Hendricks aka Abu Yusuf Saleh[…]