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“Unveiled” play attempts to combat xenophobia and foster understanding

Originally written and produced by Chicago-based writer, Rohina Malik, the play, Unveiled opened at the Wits Theatre on Friday 15 July as a part...

Twitter is fuming over a school letter demeaning Muslims

On Wednesday night, a school letter began circulating on social media from Christian school, King’s School in Linbro Park. The letter, which was addressed...

Recalling the Ramadans of my youth… and much more

Through his recollections of Ramadans past, ADLI JACOBS reflects on growing older in the tumult of South Africa. I remember a Ramadan when I was...

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...

#ValhallaMosque: When white supremacy is threatened by prayer

The conflict over the construction of the Valhalla Mosque in Pretoria is more than just an isolated display of religious intolerance. It speaks of...

Why the Palestine solidarity movement in South Africa has to evolve...

The Palestinian struggle has captured the imagination of black South Africans since the 1970s, but of late the movement has been gripped by a...

Muslim women, you don’t need to be validated by World Hijab...

February 1st is commemorated as World Hijab Day. This is an initiative by Bangladeshi-American Nazma Khan. It's meant to "foster religious tolerance...

“Black Muslims are getting tired of being considered less of a...

At the end of 2015, the hashtag #BlackInMSA went viral on social media, sparking a conversation around the experiences of black Muslims as they...

The girl who wasn’t Muslim but fasted all Ramadaan anyway

After years watching her Muslim friends abstain from food and drink during the holy month of Ramadaan, SIOBHAUN HIEBER, an atheist, decided to try...

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...

When racism, Islamophobia and #BringBackOurGirls collide

What happens when racism, Islamophobia, and #BringBackOurGirls collide in a single advertisement for charity? More to the point, how does that even happen? RA'EESA PATHER explains. I...
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