Muslims

South Africa – the perfect halal tourist destination

Muslim travellers make up a massive percentage in the global tourism sector - and people are starting to take notice. According to the 2015...

‘Forcing Muslim Women To Remove Hijab Is Infringement Of Rights’

Removing the hijab worn in the form of a headscarf for a Muslim woman is a right infringment. This is according to...

Eid: How South African Muslims Celebrate

After 30 days of fasting from dusk till dawn in Ramadan, Muslims around the world celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr. Muslims celebrate in various ways...

Our 10 Favourite Books By Muslim Women

Representation matters, especially in a world where ‘Muslim woman’ is a highly politicised identity. Muslim women are painted as submissive and oppressed,...

The lived experience of racism Black South African Muslims go through...

Journalist, Nelisiwe Msomi, describes how black South African Muslims experience racism from fellow Muslims. As my taxi turned into Plein Street, I began to feel...

SA’s Indian Muslims need to check themselves before going after Joey...

Comedian Joey Rasdien was dragged by Muslims on social media this weekend after making a controversial comment during a comedy set at the Ilm...

Free Speech, A Pillar Of Decolonisation

COMMENT In 1988 something bizarre happened in the literary world. The novel, a genre in it’s recline into irrelevance,...

The Black Muslim Community Celebrates Eid In Durban

Hundreds of people from various Muslim communities joined hands and gathered at the Durban Bay of Plenty in celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr. The...

What South Africans Eat During Ramadan

Muslims all over the world have been observing the month of Ramadan for the past few weeks. Different cultures have different foods...

Ramadan During A COVID-19 Pandemic

For many Muslims around the world, celebrating Ramadan this year means dealing with a lot of changes. Ramadan is a month of...

Eid in South Africa: Here’s What You Need To Know

The month of Ramadan is almost over for Muslims in South Africa and around the world. However, the holy month is followed by the...

Why The New Mo Salah Chant Makes Me Uncomfortable

The new Mo Salah chant from Liverpool fans has been taking the world by storm. Liverpool's number 11, Mohamed Salah has been leading the...

Huda Fahmy Uses Comics To Tackle Islamophobia

Huda Fahmy is a cartoonist who is using her Instagram platform to create cartoons about her daily experiences of being a Muslim...

Ramadan 2017 in South Africa: Here’s what you need to know

It's almost time for Ramadan 1438 (2017 in the Gregorian calendar) in South Africa. This means a month of fasting, reflection, patience, and acts...

Hajj 2020 Is Officially Cancelled For South Africans

On June 12, days before many South Africans were to depart for Hajj, it was announced that it was cancelled. The South...

Muslim and ZCC students forced to remove religious head coverings at...

In light of the #RespekTheDoek campaign, reports of two incidents of students being asked to remove their head coverings have emerged at the NWU...

Author Hafsah Faizal: “Representation Is Not A Fad”

New author Hafsah Faizal joins an illustrious list of authors writing representative fantasy books. Think Sabaa Tahir. Tomi Adeyemi. Renee Ahdieh. Her...

The Politics Of The Other: Being A Black Muslim In South...

"Wherever you go, there will always be the politics of the other, whether you are in an Islamic space or whether you are amongst...

Hijab: A choice or compulsion for Muslim women?

Over the past few years, the cloth head covering worn by Muslim women - hijab - has stirred debate and made headlines...

For Single Brown Girls At Indian Weddings

Weddings are every unmarried brown girls worst nightmare. There is something very annoying to brown aunties about a single, carefree brown girl. There is...
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