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South Africa has promised Iran to resume oil purchases

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SHAFAQNA -  Less than a month ago, Iranian foreign minister visited South Africa, a country which is considered as an old friend and strong supporter of the Iran nuclear deal. The formation of the technical commission to track the agreements…

Top 5 Muslim Honeymoon Destinations You Have To Consider!

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SHAFAQNA - MVSLIM | by Huda and Zain : As newly-weds, choosing a place to celebrate the start of your new life together can be both exciting and overwhelming. As Muslims we have a variety of travel needs, and alhamdulillah, there are plenty…

Rise of violence against shia muslims in South Africa: some withdraw from the Cape Accord

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SHAFAQNA - In South Africa, Shia Muslims face violence by their religious identity. Earlier this month, the Cape Accord – a document meant to encourage peace and unity and eradicate extremism – was signed in Cape Town by several Islamic…

Shia Rights Watch: 412 cases of violence against Shia Muslims in May 2018

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SHAFAQNA - Shia Rights Watch : The first five months of 2018 stood witness to 2,573 cases of anti-Shiism. Incidents include death, detention, discrimination, and denial of freedoms systematically or culturally. Anti-Shiism is a conflict at…

Advocating tolerance in South Africa following mosque attack

SHAFAQNA - Changing discourses and perspectives in communities is complex and tough. This is indeed the case with current day sectarian discourses among Muslims. But, discourse, or what and how we choose to talk, also kills. This has been…

Attack to Shia's mosque in South Africa condemned by all Muslims

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SHAFAQNA- One person was murdered and two seriously injured in an apparent sectarian attack in a mosque in South Africa on Thursday afternoon. The attack on the Shi’a Muslims was condemned by the Sunni organisations. “We vehemently…

The pain of being black and Muslim

SHAFAQNA - Nabeelah Khan used to think of her skin colour as a disability. At age 11 she discovered that she was different when her family moved from Ladysmith in KwaZulu-Natal to Johannesburg. She stood out as the only person with an obviously…

South African opposition parties hold protest against Zuma

SHAFAQNA - Thousands of South Africans have staged a protest in the capital Pretoria, demanding the resignation of President Jacob Zuma. The protesters gathered at a central square in Pretoria and started to march on the Union Buildings,…

Muslims and the success of South Africa’s religious diversity

SHAFAQNA - Growing up in early 90s South Africa I was not exposed to many different races, in that stifling, artificially divided environment apartheid left us with. But I was immersed in a rich religious melange that formed my understanding…

Islamophobia to Blame for South Africa Mosque Attacks

SHAFAQNA- The Western Cape provincial government said Monday's attack, in which the blood was found smeared over the walls of a mosque in Kalk Bay was linked to an earlier attack on a mosque in Simon's Town, some 15km away, where a pig's snout…

South African Activists Call for Legal Recognition of Muslim Marriages

SHAFAQNA - South African law requires marriages be conducted by a registered official. But many of the country’s Muslims get married in exclusively religious ceremonies, leaving married Muslim women with little legal protection, say activists. The…

South Africa: Scholars Discuss Islamic Heritage in Region

SHAFAQNA- Muslim scholars from across the world have gathered in South Africa’s coastal city of Durban to discuss the history of Islamic civilization in the region. "Our history as Muslims in southern Africa is not recorded correctly and…

South African Lawyer moves against Shimon Perez for war crimes

SHAFAQNA - The Muslim Lawyers Association of South Africa is working to have former Israeli President Shimon Peres arrested during his upcoming visit to the country, Israeli news outlets reported. The organization has asked the state prosecutor…

Quran Copies Gifted to Mosques in South Africa

SHAFAQNA - A group of Somalian students in Cape Town, South Africa, gifted copies of the holy Quran and religious books to a number of mosques and traditional Quran memorization schools in the city. The Quran copies and books were gifted…

S.African police clash with strikers at parliament

SHAFAQNA - Riot police fired stun and smoke grenades within South Africa's parliament complex on Wednesday in a clash with striking workers who stormed committee rooms and forced lawmakers to abandon meetings. Amid swirling multi-coloured…