Muslims

Pretoria protest for Rohingya rights gets messy

About 500 people gathered outside the Myanmar Embassy in Pretoria on Friday to protest the ongoing violence against the Rohingya Muslims. But the protest...

SA needs a stronger stance on the Rohingya Crisis

Over three hundred thousand Rohingya have been displaced since August 25, and there have been reports of indiscriminate killing and the burning of their villages....

Anti-immigrant laws are on the rise on Europe and the USA

In some Western countries, anti-immigrant and xenophobic sentiments start at the top. The Daily Vox team rounds up a few states with problematic anti-immigrant...

Malema might have a point about South African Indian people

After Ecnomic Freedom Fighters commander-in-chief Julius Malema made controversial comments about Indian people during the party's 4th anniversary celebrations in Durban on July 29,...

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...

Goodbye Ambassador Lenk, You Won’t Be Missed

As far as trolls go, Arthur Lenk, Israel's representative to Pretoria, was astutely ambassadorial. Mention Israel on Twitter and Ambassador would pop...

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...

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...

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...

Do strict school uniform policies enforce discrimination?

On Monday, Northcliff High School drew criticism when the public learned that it required students to carry a laminated card to show they had...

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...

Ramadaan 2017 in Johannesburg: the sehri & iftaar timings

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...

A love letter to the man who wrote this advert in...

The advert below appeared in the March 2017 edition of Al Qalam, a community newspaper. Shubnum Khan took it upon herself to write a...

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...

The issues with the Nike ad that we aren’t talking about

Nike recently launched a video showcasing the many talents of female Arab athletes doing their thing, accompanied by the tagline “What will they say...

Muslim women’s narratives belong to no one but them

For a lot of Muslims, living in president Donald Trump's world is a difficult reality to accept. We are constantly reassuring people of our...

Why are we surprised that the #MuslimBan is a thing?

An executive order from US president Donald Trump temporarily banning refugees as well as other travellers to the US, including green card holders, from...

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...

Muslim women’s bodies are not spaces to fight people’s bigotry

Living in Johannesburg, I usually get to go to the beach once a year. When I swim in a public place I wear full-length...
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