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Relief to the Warm Heart of Africa

Malawi Food Aid 2016

Relief to the Warm Heart of Africa Heavy rains and flooding in the southern parts of Malawi during mid-January of 2015 caused a third of the country to be declared a disaster zone by Malawi’s President Peter Mutharika. The UN

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Ramadan: Endless Opportunity… Limited Time

Ramadan: Endless Opportunity… Limited Time “Has the time not come for those who have believed that their hearts should become humbly submissive at the remembrance of Allah and what has come down of the truth? And let them not be like

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Burning of Schools: Self-Inflicted Harm

Burning of Schools: Self-Inflicted Harm (This piece appears on page 9 of The Star edition of Tue 10 May 2016) A day after the Human Rights Day holiday this year, a news report quoted the Deputy Vice President, Cyril Ramaphosa, as saying:

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Workers’ Day Message 2016

Worker’s Day Message 1st of May is commonly referred to as May Day. Mayday was celebrated unofficially in South Africa since the 1980’s. However, 1 May only became an officially recognised public holiday after the democratic elections of 1994. May

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Welfare Report 2015

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Time is Fleeting


Time is Fleeting The beginning of a new year is celebrated in different ways by various communities. As Muslims, we do not celebrate the beginning of a new year, but we do use the occasion to reflect on the passage

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Retirement Annuities and Preservation Funds


The EcoFin Department of the Jamiatul Ulama South Africa has prepared and presented a research paper on Retirement Annuities and Preservation Funds in the light of Islamic Law. Abstract: This paper attempts to provide insight into the implications of Zakaah

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Guidelines for Salaatul Istisqaa (Prayer for Rain)


Guidelines for Salaatul Istisqaa (Prayer for Rain) • It is preferable to gather around Ishraaq time, or any other suitable time, to perform Salaatul Istisqaa. • The Muslim community is encouraged to fast for three days prior to the Salaatul

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EID: The Day of Prize Giving


EID: The Day of Prize Giving “In the bounty of Allah and in His Mercy- in this let them rejoice”: that is better than the (wealth) they amass. (10:58) The Day of Eid is an occasion of joy, happiness and

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Moonsighting: Shawwal/Eid-ul-Fitr

eid moon

Moonsighting Data: Shawwal/Eid-ul-Fitr 1436 Here below is a summary of moon-sighting data for Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town. For Eid to fall on Friday, 17 July 2015, the crescent has to be sighted on Thursday, 16 July 2015. In case

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