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 at the age of 68. He has since published three seminal books and a number of articles on the history of Islam and Muslims at the Cape. The most famous of these being From Slavery to Citizenship was published in 2011. Uncle Ebrahim is currently 80 years old and is dedicated to training young upcoming Muslim historians and lay individuals to recover the rich histoiry of Islam and Muslims at the Cape.

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