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Local News..   dsc03134 Sheikh Zaid Fataar during the pre-Jumuah talk at Taronga Road.       Mln Dawood Dhansay Ijazah. An ijazah (Arabic: الإِجازَة ‎‎) is the grant of permission or authority usually represented by a certificate used primarily by Sunni Muslims to indicate that one has been authorized by a higher authority to transmit a certain subject or text of Islamic knowledge. See Haafidth Gaarith Williams receive his Ijazah from Sheikh Ismail Londt on FB:    

Sheikh Owaisi
Sheikh Owaisi – Jumuah 14 October. Check Jumuah option for the video.


Mln Muaadth Allie
Mln Muaadth Allie. Listen to the audio.

      Brother Ebrahim Rhoda , well-known & popular radio guest contributor will present an aspect of the history of the growth of Islam in the Cape in the Conference room at Taronga Road masjid on Tuesday 11th October after Eshai , Inshaa Allah. All welcome. The Islamic dawah from the Auwal Masjid in the Bo-Kaap to Mosterd Bay [Strand], 1792-1938. A discussion of our Islamic History, growth & Heritage by Ebrahim Rhode, a regular contributor on radio and popular platforms on the history of Islam at the Cape. He also lectured at Stellenbosch University on the topic which was the basis of his MA Thesis .               Winners of IQRA 2016 Female category: 1. Mariam Gallie- Cape Town 2. Rawbi’ah Isaacs- Cape Town 3. Ammaarah Boomgaard- Johannesburg Male U15: 1. Abduraghiem Brown- Cape Town 2. M. Uzayr Eshak- Pietermaritzburg 3. Gaazim Adams- Cape Town Male U18: 1. Abdullah Faziri- Newcastle 2. Fareed Abrahams- Cape Town 3. Masood Patel- Durban Male U23: 1. M. Al Nawawi bin Bourhan- Malaysia 2. Bilale Milase- Howick, KZN 3. M. Zuhwudeen Zardad- Johannesburg Male 24yrs : 1. Zaid Kara- Johannesburg 2. Abdullah Forbes- Cape Town 3. Tohier Kara- Johannesburg Champs of Champs category: 1. Muhammed Abdul Aziz- Pietermaritzburg 2. Qaeed Davids- Cape Town 3. Abdurahman Basha- Newcastle

              The International Qur’aan Recital Award (IQRA 2016) opened last night in Cape Town. It runs until Sunday 25 Sept at Khiedmatul Islam (Taronga rd) Masjid. Tonight will see the U15yrs Western Cape reciters vying for a place in the competition finals. The program will be broadcasted live on Radio 786 (audio) and (video) Day 1 results of the IQRA 2016 (Thurs 22 Sept) Female Category winners: 1. Mariam Gallie- Cape Town 2. Rawbi’ah Isaacs- Cape Town 3. Ammaarah Boomgaard- Gauteng Female category winner, Hf. Mariam Gallie (24), topped the score chart with an amazing 102/100 for her presentation. The young lady, who runs the Imam Nawawi Girls hifdh school in Cape Town, has also represented South Africa before in the International Qur’aan reciters assembly in Malaysia.

The first Winners at Taronga Road!
The first Winners at Taronga Road!

  Western Cape U18 male reciters who made it through to competition finals: 1. Fareed Abrahams 2. Fauzaan Salie 3. Mubash’shir Cader   South Africa hosts International Qur’aan challenge The International Qur’aan Recital Award (IQRA) is taking  place from 22 to 25 September 2016 in Cape Town.   iqra-2016-poster The four- day occasion, which will see the participation of more than 60 Qurraa (Qur’aan reciters), is considered the biggest such gathering of its kind in the country.This year it will be held at our masjied from 22nd September to 25h September 2016, Inshaa Allah and we are excited!! Regional programs were held earlier this year in Gauteng and Kwa- Zulu Natal to ensure that the most proficient of those participants could be earmarked for the Cape Town event. Foreign and Western Cape reciters, as well as those from other provinces will participate in their own preliminaries which will take place simultaneously with the main event. The program serves as an added encouragement for individuals to improve, and hence the aim of the IQRA is to promote and maintain high levels of Qur’anic learning and service, as well as to train and earmark successful local candidates for international platforms. Apart from featuring reciters from other countries, the event is divided into seven categories. Whilst making provision for reciters of various age groups (under 15, under 18, under 23, and 24 years and over), it also comprises a female contest, a special section for past winners (champs of champs’ category), and the annual Servant of the Holy Qur’aan Award. Unlike a hifdh (Qur’aan memorization) competition, participants will be evaluated on their ability to recite the Qur’aan beautifully. After having been given passages of the Qur’aan to prepare for the event, the contestants will recite in front of a panel judges who will determine their presentation in terms of Tajweed, eloquence, voice, and beautiful presentation. Winners and competitors who impress will be recommended by the organisers to represent the country on an international platform. It is not required of the contestant to have memorized the Qur’aan in order to participate. Reciters who would like to participate in the event may register online on deadline for application outside of the Western Cape is 16 September, while regional hopefuls will have until the 19th to submit their application. KZN and Gauteng reciters need be counted among the winners of their regional preliminaries in order to gain entry. More details on the event and a full breakdown on how participants will be judged is also available on the website. The IQRA, which is a joint initiative by the South African Qur’aan Union, Awqaf SA, and Madrasah Tarteelul Quran (Pietermaritzburg), will this year be hosted by the Khiedmatul Islam Masjid (Taronga road Masjid), Rondebosch East, Cape Town. Organisations or individuals who would like to support the event may contact the organisers on or 083 277 3216.   Dr Imam Achmat Salie Dr Achmat Salie who was the guest speaker last Friday (2nd September) has been visiting Cape Town for the last couple of weeks and will soon be leaving our shores once more. Listen to his pre-khutbah talk …goto Jumuah menu.  

Look who was there!

MadinaIConference IMG_0436IMG_0424   Madina Institute launched its  Centre for Non Violence and Peace in partnership with the University of Pretoria last night at the Century City Conference centre which was very well attended. Keynote speakers ex-Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool & Sheikh Ninowy were very articulate and impressive in highlighting the need for such an initiative to address violence being perpetrated across the globe by especially under the names of religion more specifically Islam. Rasool’s passion for such a cause came across extremely well using such examples from Nelson Mandela among others and referring to specific Quranic verses very eloquently to bring his very well-articulated points across  to a very attentive audience who stayed the evening close to midnight. Sheikh Ninowy as THE Keynote speaker for the night must have convinced many about the need for the centre and for education and knowledge as the tools for countering the scourge of violence and injustices across the world in the name of especially Islam. As Muslims we are ALL required to work , live and struggle together as an UMMAH ‘wasatan’ (middle road) irrespective of sect and even living in harmony with those of other faiths.The initiative is noted to be primarily for the youth and young adults who would therefore be able to take such learning forward for the benefit of all mankind and not only Islam. Let us raise our hands and make duah that Allah(SWT) bestows special blessings on all those who play effective roles on making the creation of the centre a reality and the knowledge emanating therefrom a source of upliftment for the whole of mankind.     The road opened up under this car on the corner of Burwood & Gordon Roads. Luckily nobody got hurt. This seems to be a regular occurrence in our area. Its difficult to predict so how does one prevent this? Allah knows best…. 2016-08-20-PHOTO-00000034      

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Director of Education & Youth: The Rondebosch East Islamic Community Trust is seeking to employ a young passionate Alim to join the Imamate. The ideal candidate • Qualified Alim • Gafith • Matric • Some experience in working in the community • Experience in teaching • Understanding Arabic • Good command of the English & Afrikaans languages Closing date for applicants is 31st August 2016 Please send CV & supporting documents & references to


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