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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...

Here’s Why The Saudi Government Is Cracking Down On Activists

On May 15, the Saudi Arabian government arrested a large number of women's right activists, featuring many of the prominent activists who had advocated...

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...

How Eating Badly During Ramadan Undoes The Benefits Of Fasting

From the middle of May until the middle of June, Muslims around the world will be abstaining from eating and drinking from...

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...

Muslim Students At UCT: The University Is Intolerant About Exams During...

UPDATE: In a statement, UCT noted and appreciated an apology made by the lecturer who responded to Soeker's query about breaking fast during exams....

“Because We’ve Read”: How Hoda Katebi’s Viral Interview Sparked A Global...

When a controversial local TV interview went viral (with 10 million views and counting) Iranian-American political fashion blogger Hoda Katebi received a ton of...

Curious About Ramadan? We’ve Got You Covered

It's almost time for Ramadan 1440 (2019 in the Gregorian calendar) in South Africa. But what is Ramadan and what does it mean? Our...

Mo Salah Is A True Hero

On Sunday night, everybody’s favourite footballer Mohamed “Mo” Salah picked up the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) player of the year for the 2017-18 season....

Haji Mohamed Dawjee Writes What She Likes In Sorry Not Sorry

The title of Black Consciousness leader Steve Biko's compilation of writings called I Write What I Like has become a slogan of sorts. It...

Want To Enter Into A Muslim Marriage In SA? Here Are...

Arising out of the discussions at a recent workshop organised by the Muslim Personal Law (MPL) Network, it was clear that Muslims in South...

The MPL Network: Centering Women’s Experiences of Islamic Law

Debating justice in the Muslim family, a recent workshop organised by the Muslim Personal Law (MPL) Network at the University of Cape Town (UCT)...

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...

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...

South African Muslim Activism Must Go Beyond Palestine

At a panel discussion on Tuesday hosted by the University of Cape Town Palestine Solidarity Forum, the issues of race, settler colonialism, and Palestine...

Israel Is An Apartheid State

In our second op-ed for Israeli Apartheid Week, ALIE KOMAPE takes a look at how Israel’s racism and apartheid tactics oppress and violate not...

“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...

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...

Representation and Belonging: Why it matters to young South Africans

It was during my first week of orientation at university. In a place that felt strange with few people that looked like me. The...

Nike’s headscarf doesn’t take on Islamophobia and patriarchy. Muslim women do

Nike's announcement of the release of its 'Pro Hijab' in March this year was met with much hype, almost a year ahead...
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