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#ChristChurch: To hate or not to hate?

COMMENT #ChristChurch. Fifty congregants murdered. Dozens wounded. The martyrs are Muslim worshippers and the murderer is an Australian born,...

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...

World Hijab Day: encouraging understanding, or an empty gesture?

February 1st is World Hijab Day, a day on which women who aren't Muslim or don't observe the practice of hijab (dressing...

The Bo-Kaap Community Is Fighting For Its Life Against Developers And...

For the past week, the Cape Town community of Bo-Kaap has been protesting against plans by the City and private developers to gentrify the...

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...

Raashida Khan Takes On “No-Go” Areas In The SA Indian Muslim...

South African Indian Muslims are a conservative bunch: there are some topics that are just not spoken about. So you can imagine the furore...

How Vegan Muslims Observe Qurbani

On the second Eid of the Islamic calendar called Eid-al-Adha, Muslims around the world offer sheep, goats, cattle, and camels for Qurbani...

Kamila Shamsie’s Home Fire Gives A Nuanced View Into The State’s...

The current political climate is such that anti-immigration and Islamophobic right-wing policies are fast gaining traction. From this climate emerges Kamila Shamsie's Home Fire,...

Food For Thought: How To Feed Your Soul This Ramadan

Ramadan is about more than fasting. It's about prayer and reading the Quran, gaining closeness to God, reflection, charity, and goodwill. Ramadan is the...

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...

NWU Muslim Students Will Write Exams On Eid

Not all South African Muslims will be celebrating the culmination of the fasting month Ramadan on Friday with the religious holiday of Eid al...

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,...

Is ‘modest fashion’ really something we should be celebrating?

In the past couple of weeks, my social media feeds were dominated by chatter about and images of Halima Aden, a Muslim model who...

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...

“In The Infrastructure And The Law, There Is Apartheid Towards The...

The year 2018 marks 70 years since the declaration of the state of Israel and the horrendous acts it committed to cement its territorial...

Airport Security Protocols Must Respect Bodily Integrity

News that a Muslim woman was made to remove her headscarf by security at the OR Tambo International Airport has raised censure....

‘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...

The Rohingya crisis: a humanitarian disaster in Myanmar

Myanmar is home to an estimated 1.1 million Rohingya, a persecuted Muslim minority. Numerous sources both inside and outside the country have reported horrific...

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...

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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