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The aim of Islam in Africa Watch is to shed light on the subject of Islam and Muslims in Africa.

Islam in Africa has a very long and rich history, beginning in the seventh century. Because of its location just near the Arabian Peninsula, the cradle of Islam, Islam has penetrated the continent through warriors and merchants. The Muslims have been a very important factor in shaping Africa’s politics, economy, culture and ethnic framework.

No one knows exactly how many Muslims are in Africa. Yet, Islam is the largest religion in Africa with about 50 percent of the population being Muslims. In contrast, about 33 percent are Christians and less than 10 percent are non-religious or adherents of African religions.   

Nowadays, Islam and Muslims in Africa are experiencing very significant processes which will shape the face of Islam in Muslims in Africa in the near and far future. These processes include: the struggle between Sufis and radical Muslims (Ghana, Somalia), conversion to Islam of many Africans, the peneration of radical Islam to the continent through Arab and Muslim charitable organizations based in the Arabian Peninsula, reform movements within the Sufi orders, etc.   

The African Muslims in the Diaspora are also influenced from these processes and from others, which involve the issues of identity in a foreign country, turning back to the past and to the African homeland, the relationship between African Muslims who live in the Diaspora and African Muslims in Africa, etc.    

Thus, this blog will monitor these and other processes by way of bringing preliminary sources in Arabic, English, French and other languages; articles on the subject, written by me; and news from around the continent, which will be updated regularly, concerning interesting issues that are happening now among African Muslims.

The administrator and writer of this blog is Dr. Moshe Terdman, who is an expert on the subject of Islam in Africa and has written a lot about this subject. Currently, he is a research analyst in Orient Research Group and before that, he was the director of the Islam in Africa Project as well as a senior research felow in PRISM, GLORIA Center, IDC, Herzliya. 

Dr. Terdman is available for consulting work for private, institutional and governmental entities on these issues.

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  1. moulana abdur-raheem phiri

    i would like to network my dawah organasation in south africa ,it`s called Ahmad Islamic info centre in kokstad,it was started in 2003 so that we spread islam in south africa to non-muslims and muslims.
    can you please net work so that we affliate and propagate the name of Allah to the world and make the world a peaceful place.

    yours moulana abdur-raheem phiri from kokstad.
    cell-0733877111

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  2. the need to know

    hi. can u write on one of the muslim african communities? tell me about the economic activities, how do they face the challenges as a muslim in africa etc..i am very interested to know about your communities. just tell anything relevant that concerns the muslim communities. i mean is there any conflicts arising and how do they deal with it.. just anything. your help is very much appreciated and this is just for part of my research in understanding muslim communities in other part of the world better. im a sociology student by the way and im writing a paper on my course sociology of muslim societies. thank you =)

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  3. Muhammad Faheem

    Ahmadiyya are Murtid (Non-Muslims). They are continually supported by Christians and Jews organizations who are working against Islam. These people want to change the real Islam(religion of Peace).
    They do not have any connection with Islam and Muslims. They are allowed to marry with Muslims. They are the most worst enemies of Islam( Murtid). Ahmadiyya religion projected was started by England’s Queen in India in late 19th century. All the prediction told by Ahmadiyya’s leader was proved to false.

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  4. Muhammad Faheem

    Ahmadiyya are Murtid (Non-Muslims). They are continually supported by Christians and Jews organizations who are working against Islam. These people want to change the real Islam(religion of Peace).
    They do not have any connection with Islam and Muslims. They are not allowed to marry with Muslims. They are the most worst enemies of Islam( Murtid). Ahmadiyya religion projected was started by England’s Queen in India in late 19th century. All the prediction told by Ahmadiyya’s leader was proved to false.

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  5. DALMAS OLEKO

    Hallo.Just for my interest to know.Would it be that what is happening in Kenya in this reform process is a planned and pre meditated strategy for Islam IN Africa?

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    1. mterdman Post author

      I don’t think so since what is good for Kenya might not be good for dealing with Muslims in other African countries, where Muslims are to be found in less numbers and have less influence. In Kenya, the Muslims are a large minority and have much influence over politics.

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    In South Africa, there are approximately 455 mosques, 408 educational institutes, colleges, Muslim private schools, religious instruction centres, and colleges of Islamic Sciences. There are universities that offer Arabic and Islamic Studies as part of their academic curriculum. The number of organisations involved in general welfare activities, e.g., social, cultural, business, religious, media, youth and gender are around 465. Some of the important private Islamic radio stations are: Al-Zaheer Radio Station, Fordsburg; Azaania Broadcasting, Durban; Institute for Islamic Services; Radio Pretoria; Islamic Broadcasting Services International, Mayfair; Radio 786, Cape Town; The Voice Radio Station, Mayfair and The Voice of the Cape Town.

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  7. moulana abdur-raheem phiri

    assalam alaikoom warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu

    our Dawah Centre in Kokstad ,south africa is appealing to all brothers who can help us with 800 000 south african rands to purchase a building which we going to use as a madrasah and masjid ,which we going to offer Quranic studies for convert zulu and xhosa muslims in kokstad and surrounding areas.jazakaallah.
    our bank details in south africa are first national bank,62195878049 ,savings account.

    Dawah is the most job to reform and galvanise people from darkness to light.

    from Director of Ahmad Islamic Info Centre
    9 Dower street
    ,kokstad ,
    south africa.

    cell-0733877111
    e.mail-mangilasi@yahoo.com

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  8. Achmat Damon

    One and all are invited to spend the evening of Saturday, 23rd October 2010 with the congregants of the Masjidul Ghiedma tiel-Islamia in Taronga Road, Rondebosch East. From after the Maghrib Salaah, the local community, together with the ’Ibaad-u-Ragmaan Qadiri Jamaa’ah, will strive in the obedience of God by calling Him to remembrance. The dhikrullah will carry on from after the ’Isha Salaah. Imam Mogammad Fadlie Cornelius will deliver a brief lecture in conclusion.
    For further information, please talk to Haji Abdool Raouf Bux of 21 Camberwell Road, Rondebosch East 7770, Western Cape, South Africa; home telephone number +2721 696-9876, or on 0846269876 (mobile).
    To learn more about this, kindly get in touch with Haji Mogamat Noor Fakier of 141 Lawson Road, Crawford 7780, Western Cape, South Africa; home telephone number +2721 697-2537, or at 0829278102 (cellular telephone).
    A contact person is Imam Mogammad Fadlie Cornelius, residence, 167 St Kilda Road, Rondebosch East 7770, Western Cape, South Africa; home telephone +2721 696-2483, cellular telephone 0835057838.

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  9. Mohamed

    Terdman, peace be upon you

    You said in about page, ‘Islam has penetrated the continent through warriors and merchants’. Please consider to add more details about Islamic wars in Africa to promote Islam if any.
    Regards.

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  10. Achmat Damon

    Imam Achmat Ely asks everyone to join in the worship of the One, True God on Saturday, 25 December 2010 at the Ahmedi Sunni Mosque in Victoria Road, Grassy Park. Adherents will glorify God and pronounce His Oneness, utter His Greatness, praise Him and implore God for His Forgiveness, Mercy, Guidance and Protection.
    The ’Ibaad-u-Ragmaan Qadiri Jamaa’ah will give of their time there out of religious duty. The Qadiriyyah Dhikrullah will start after the essential Islamic Sunset Prayer and should finish after the compulsory Nightfall Prayer. Imam Achmat Ely will present a short talk at the close.
    For additional information, kindly speak to Imam Achmat Ely of ‘The Valley’, 122, 3rd Avenue, Grassy Park 7945, Western Cape, South Africa; home telephone number: +2721 705-3238.

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  11. Achmat Damon

    The ’Ibaad-u-Ragmaan Qadiri Jamaa’ah will set off in the service of God Most High, when it celebrates the birthday of His Holy Messenger Muhammad (Upon him Be Peace) with the Ceres Muslim Jamaa’ah. On Saturday, 12 February 2011, congregants at the Trichardt Street Mosque in Ceres will remember Allah The Most Bountiful while standing and sitting. A scrumptious cooked meal will be on offer afterwards. Everyone is asked to join in.
    The ’Ibaad-u-Ragmaan Qadiri Jamaa’ah serves as a vehicle for Islamic learning and the remembrance of Allah. The group consists of several hundred people.
    Few organizations are so immersed in the religious record and social symbolism of Cape Muslims. The ’Ibaad-u-Ragmaan Qadiri Jamaa’ah was not formed out of enmity, or opposition to another group. Week after week, they assert the Oneness of God through adhkaar. They are afloat on the same sea, journeying towards Allah, The One Who Is With those who do right.
    Free of hysteria, the Jamaa’ah is autonomous and entirely open. Parents raise their children in the Jamaa’ah. Many have grown old as part of the ’Ibaad-u-Ragmaan.
    The ’Ibaad-u-Ragmaan Qadiri Jamaa’ah chant like slaves, because that’s what they are – slaves of Allah The Most Beneficent. Adhkaar to them is a labour of love.
    Some of them sway gently with the rhythm of the dhikr; others shed tears at the mention of God’s name.
    They neither whirl, nor do they hold hands. By reason of its size, Jamaa’ah persons don’t position themselves in a circular or semi-circular formation as is sometimes found among dhikr groups. During adhkaar, its members sit or stand in straight rows instead.
    Haji Achmat Damon al-Qadiri al-Chishti is the sheikh of the ’Ibaad-u-Ragmaan Qadiri Jamaa’ah. He had assumed the leadership of the group on the death of Haji Mogammad Riefaard Manie al-’Alawi al-Qadiri al-Chishti. Born on 23 November 1950 in Diep River on the Cape Flats in South Africa, Haji Achmat is the son of Imam Muhammad Salih and Hajja Amina Damon.
    The second of six children, Haji Mogammad Riefaard Manie came into the world on 7 August 1946 at 174 Schotsche Kloof Flats in Bo-Kaap. He had received the Qadiriyyah mantel from Haji Abduragmaan da Costa al-Qadiri in 1989. Haji Mogammad Riefaard Manie al-’Alawi al-Qadiri al-Chishti had passed away on 19 October 2004.
    The scholarly Haji Abduragmaan da Costa al-Qadiri was born on Friday, 10 October 1924 in Uitenhage in the Eastern Cape. His date of birth coincided with Milad al-Nabi of that year, 1343 Hijri. Having learned under the celebrated Sheikh Ismail ‘Ganief’ Edwards, Haji Abduragmaan da Costa was of the few entirely locally educated Cape Muslims of his generation who understood Arabic. Equally notable was the trend that he had started by refusing to accept payment for teaching others the tenets of their faith. Haji Abduragmaan da Costa al-Qadiri had served as the sheikh of the Qadiriyyah Jamaa’ah from 1962 until his demise on 30 August 1989.
    Unrelated otherwise, these three men easily stand above all other modern-day South Africans in furthering the cause of group dhikrullah. They transcended adhkaar in a way that no other local person has achieved since.
    Imam Achmad Moos was the group’s first Hafith al-Qur’an. He had learned under Sheikh Muhammad Salih Abadi Solomons and had served as the Imam of the Sunni Muhammad Masjid in Rondebosch East from 1969 until his death in 1986. Imam Mogammad Kasief Basardien forms part of the latest brood of huffaath. He had studied under Sheikh Abdurraghiem Hasan Sallie and the legendary Sheikh Muhammad Salih Abadi Solomons. Abdul Waarieth Parker also has the Holy Book within his breast. On 28 June 2000, Muneer Manie had the appellation ‘Hafith’ tagged in front of his name. Haji Muneer had received his hifdh schooling from Imam Abduraghmaan Salie. Haji Razeen Carelse qualified on 9 August 2000. Having committed the larger part of the Glorious Qur’an to memory in Azaadville, Gauteng, he completed his reading under the tutelage of Maulana Mogammad Adiel Johaar and Sheikh Abdullah Awaldien. Hafith Mogammad Ridha Abass was ushered into the privileged group during 2006. Umar Baba strengthened the local hifdh tradition during 2006 when he completed his education under Imam Abduraghmaan Salie. Having studied under Sheikh Abdullah Awaldien like his oldest brother Hafith Abdul Waarieth, Mogammad Hasan Parker made the grade aged twelve on 12 November 2006. Hafith Mogammad Hasan had represented his country with much success at a Quranic recital competition in Mecca during 2009 and at the Dubai International Holy Quran Awards of 2010. Haji Mogammad Qaasiem Ganief and Adieb Bassier met the standards at the end of January 2009, having qualified under Sheikh Abdullah Awaldien.
    The ‘Ibaad-u-Ragmaan Qadiri Jamaa’ah tries to offer group adhkaar as an alternative to social ills such as drug abuse and gangsterism.
    A healthy leaning towards orphan adoption exists within the group. Names are not mentioned here for reasons of propriety.
    The ’Ibaad-u-Ragmaan Qadiri Jamaa’ah continues to travel the length and breadth of South Africa in adoration of their Maker.
    For return bus tickets to Ceres, please call Haji Bienjamien Abrahams of 10 6th Street, Kensington 7405, Western Cape, South Africa, at home telephone number +2721 5936585, or at cellular telephone number 0827728381.
    A contact person is Haji Ismail C Motala of Farm Waveren, Wolseley 6830, Western Cape, South Africa; telephone +2723 2311242, cellular telephone number 0769722555.
    To learn more about this, kindly get in touch with Hajja Kariema Thomas, residence, 11 Beta Street, Bella Vista, Ceres 6835, Western Cape, South Africa; telephone +2723 3155692, cellular telephone 0834503974.
    For further information, please speak to Haji Mogamat Faiz Isaacs, address, 48 Tennyson Street, Mandalay 7785, Western Cape, South Africa; home telephone +2721 3872737, or on mobile telephone number 0799153206.

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    There is continuous progress in South Africa, whether it is in education, business, advertisements, marketing, hospitals, better roads and industries etc by Islam. This growth in each field of life is easily recognized by everyone. They are continuously working for obtaining better facilities and service in economy.

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  14. sheik abdur-raheem phiri

    assalam alaikoom

    brothers in islam ..islam is growing here in southern africa and it is the solution to everything,islam offers solace to anybody.

    i am appealing to anybody around the world who will read this short mail message,to try to assist us in any way to find funds so that we can purchase a building here in kokstad south africa this year 2011,inshaallah ,so that we can continue with our dawah nicely,currently we are renting the building ,for 3500 rands monthly ,sometimes it`s hard to even pay the rent and the owner gave us a chance to buy it any time,now we don`t have 900 000 south african rands.the dawah centre deals mostly with revert black muslims here in kokstad ,south africa.we teach subjects like Quran,hadeeth e.t.c
    it`s not easy to raise funds here in south africa if you are a black Alim.
    jazakaallah.
    please help in the name of Allah.
    it is best to travel to south africa to see what we are doing and our dawah struggles.life in africa spo hard and together as one ummah let`s unite and do dawah to heal the wounds of africa.shukran.

    yours in dawah

    director–Sheikh Abdur-raheem phiri
    cell-0733877111
    e-mail-mangilasi@yahoo.com

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  15. sheik abdur-raheem phiri

    assalam alaikoom

    24-05-2011

    ref-request for funds to develop a Dawah centre.

    brothers in islam ..islam is growing here in southern africa and it is the solution to everything,islam offers solace to anybody.

    i am appealing to anybody around the world who will read this short mail message,to try to assist us in any way to find funds so that we can purchase a building here in kokstad south africa this year 2011,inshaallah ,so that we can continue with our dawah nicely,currently we are renting the building ,for 3500 rands monthly ,sometimes it`s hard to even pay the rent and the owner gave us a chance to buy it any time,now we don`t have 900 000 south african rands.the dawah centre deals mostly with revert black muslims here in kokstad ,south africa.we teach subjects like Quran,hadeeth e.t.c
    it`s not easy to raise funds here in south africa if you are a black Alim.
    jazakaallah.
    please help in the name of Allah.
    it is best to travel to south africa to see what we are doing and our dawah struggles.life in africa so hard and together as one ummah let`s unite and do dawah to heal the wounds of africa.shukran.

    yours in dawah

    director–Sheikh Abdur-raheem phiri
    cell-0733877111
    e-mail-mangilasi@yahoo.com

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  16. Abdullah bin Abdurahman al-Qādirī al-Chishtī al-Athloni

    On the evening of Saturday, 23 July 2011, the ’Ibaad-u-Ragmaan Qadiri Jamaa’ah will render the Qadiriyyah Dhikrullah at the Auwal Masjid in Dorp Street, Cape Town, South Africa. Participants will repetitively mention the Name of God, trusting that He Would Mention them in a gathering better than theirs. The adhkaar will start with the Maghrib Salaah. Young and old are invited to take part. Supper will be served at end.
    For further information, please talk to Haji Mustapha Salie of 3 August Street, Cape Town 8001, Western Cape, South Africa, telephone number +2721 4248477.
    A person to approach is Haji Mogammad Tauha Sampson of 146a Buitengragt Street, Cape Town 8001, Western Cape, South Africa at home telephone number +2721 4242517.
    Interested individuals may speak to Haji Mogammad Fadlie Soeker of 59 Bloem Street, Cape Town 8001, Western Cape, South Africa at home telephone +2721 4265630.
    Another contact person is Haji Faried Abass of 3 August Street, Cape Town 8001, Western Cape, South Africa, telephone +2721 4222808, or +2721 4479350, or at cellular telephone number 0849538085.
    To learn more about this, kindly get in touch with Hafith Mogammad Ridha Abass of 3 August Street, Cape Town 8001, Western Cape, South Africa, home telephone number +2721 4222808, or at mobile telephone 0847291918.

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  17. daee78

    Assalam alaikoom ,this ramadan 1432 (2011) we request our muslims brothers to help us buy a house which we are going to use for Dawah work.
    the world is going through much transition ,there is too much immorality in the world ,so the work of Dawah is the best solution,
    our Dawah centre informs the very good side of islam to non-muslims and over 500 people have embraced islam here in kokstad ,south africa .
    we request brothers to help us in this great mission,inshaallah .

    yours director of Ahmad isalmic info centre

    cell in south africa -0733877111
    e-mail-mangilasi@yahoo.com

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  18. Abdullah bin Abdurahman al-Qādirī al-Chishtī al-Athloni

    Adhkār on Saturday, 17 September 2011 at the Nurul Islam Mosque in Buitengragt Street, Bo-Kaap, will remind participants of the dramatic events that surrounded the birth in Mecca sixty one years ago of Sheikh Serag Makki Johaar. The ’Ibaad-u-Ragmaan Qadiri Jamaa’ah will lend its’ voice to the occasion. The dhikrullāh will begin with the Maghrib Salāh. Sheikh Serag Johaar will deliver a short address at the conclusion of the Qādiriyyah. Everyone is asked to join in.

    The first of nine children, Sheikh Serag Makki Johaar was born in Mecca on Sunday, 17 September 1950CE, 5 Dhul Hijjah 1369AH. His parents, Haji Cassiem and Hajja Zainab (“Naa”, as she is called), had lodged with Sayed ’Umar Wali in Mecca at the time of his birth. Sayed ’Umar was the son of Sayed Shiraj Wali; Sayed Shiraj was the son of Sayed Zain Wali. Haji Cassiem and Hajja Zainab Johaar named their son after Sayed Shiraj; the baby’s middle name was taken after the Holy City.

    Eric Rosenthal, on pages 119 to 127 of his book “From Drury Lane to Mecca”, tells of the Ring of Immortality of Sayed Zain Wali. Its wearer, characteristically, was immune from injury or harm. Scissors typically, could not cut the hair of the person who wore the ring. The character Abdul Mallik in the story was from Bo-Kaap, South Africa and a student of the erudite Sayed Zain Wali. Abdul Mallik’s parents had “sent him to the Holy City in order that he might there learn the Faith from its most authoritative teachers.” He had received the ring on the death of his tutor. Once back home, Imam Abdul Mallik married the very pretty Kubra Regal. As a gesture of his love, and besotted by her beauty, he had allowed her to take the ring from him. The “Cape Malays are a good-looking race,” Rosenthal explains in his book. She was cheerfully doing the laundry in a local wash-house, when the ring had slipped from her finger. Kubra Regal shrieked in alarm. She was too slow in stopping it from sliding into an adjoining stream. The ring was lost forever. Cape Malay folklore has it that the remains of the wash-house stands close to the holy grave of Sayed ’Ali Mustaphā al-Haq al-Qādirī of Deer Park in Vredehoek, Cape Town. Imam Abdul Mallik and Hajja Kubra Regal, interestingly, were the parents of Hajja Fatima “Ma” Geyer (1910-1995), the first South African female to commit the contents of the Noble Qur’an to memory. Of equal note in Deer Park, is the holy grave of Sayed Muhammad Johaar.

    Days after his birth in the Holy City, Sheikh Serag Johaar’s parents had taken him along on the Pilgrimage. Sheikh Nazeem Mohamed (1935-2002) was on the Plain of ’Arafāt on the Day of Pilgrimage of that year. Observing Yaum al-’Arafah as well, were Sheikh Mohamed Ganief Booley (1924-1982) and Sheikh Mohammed Yusuf Booley (1930-2010). Standing there on 9 Dhul Hijjah 1369 Hijri, were Sheikh Ismail Soeker (d. 1986) and Sheikh Mogammad Armien Soeker (1941-2011). Also there on the Day of Wuqūf were Sheikh Mujaahied Hendricks (d. 1996) and Sheikh Mogammad Rashaad Basra (d. 1991). Pilgrims recall how hailstones “as big as hens’ eggs” had lashed the Plain of ’Arafāt on the Day of Haj. Most of the tents on the hallowed desert expanse were pulverised. People went in search of missing persons when the storm abated and found “Naa” and her baby underneath a flattened tent – ruffled, but alive. Lying dead beneath a smashed tent though, was a Catholic priest with a crucifix around his neck – he had slinked into Mecca, his motive unknown. Non-Muslims, still, are not allowed past the religious borders of Mecca and Medina.

    Sheikh Serag’s first name was misspelt at the birth registration offices in Cape Town. He grew up in the Schotsche Kloof Flats at 81 Tana Baru Street, Bo-Kaap. As a young man, he had memorised the contents of the Glorious Qur’an under the tutelage of the pious Sheikh Muhammad Salih Abadi Solomons (d. 1999). Serag was barely sixteen when he led the tarāwih salāh at the Habibia Soofie Masjid. The tarāwih salāh is optional prayer that is read in congregation, or on one’s own, by Muslims during the evenings of the Holy Month of Ramadhān. Hafith Serag acquitted himself with an assurance that far belied his youth as he recited the entire Holy Book off pat. Behind him in prayer stood some of the legends of Cape Islām – Imam Abdul Kariem Kagee al-Chishtī (1912-1986), Imam Abdullatief “Babu” Purkar al-Qādirī al-Chishtī (1926-2004) and Maulānā Goolam Kootboodien Kagee al-Chishtī (b. 1939). Sheikh Serag Johaar went on to study in Mecca and Indo-Pak, and has been back to the Hijaz many times since. He is the imam at the Nurul Islam Masjid and teaches Muslims their religion.

    To learn more about the dhikr, please get in touch with the Masjid Secretary, Haji Abdul Maliek Majiet of 2 Francis Road, Pinelands 7405, Western Cape, South Africa; home telephone number: +2721 5313975, cellular telephone 0829007344.
    Another contact person is the Masjid Treasurer, Haji Mogammad Ganief Galvaan, address, 267 Longmarket Street, Cape Town 8001, Western Cape, South Africa; home telephone +2721 423-8754, or on mobile telephone number 0824944690.
    For further information, kindly talk to Haji Mogammad Tayyib Ogier, residence, 10 Ummah Close, Zonnebloem 8001, Western Cape, South Africa; home telephone +2721 465-6133, or at cellular telephone number 0834449997.
    Interested persons may contact Sheikh Serag Makki Johaar of 154 Sussex Road, Wynberg 7800, Western Cape, South Africa; telephone: +2721 797-6543 (home), +2721 424-3933 (mother), or at 0829687254 (cellular telephone).

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  19. Abdullah bin Abdurahman al-Qādirī al-Chishtī al-Athloni

    The ’Ibaad-u-Ragmaan Qadiri Jamaa’ah will take to the road once again when it goes to Masjid al-Taubah in Chatsworth in the Western Cape on Saturday, 28 January 2012. The Swartland town is off the N7 motorway, and 56 kilometres from Cape Town and 23 kilometres from Malmesbury. The mosque gathering there will celebrate the birth of the Beloved Prophet Muhammad (May God Almighty Bless him and Grant him Peace).

    Some of the ’Ibaad-u-Ragmaan Qadiri Jamaa’ah sway gently with the rhythm of the adhkaar; others shed tears at the mention of God’s name. The ’Ibaad-u-Ragmaan Qadiri Jamaa’ah chant like slaves, because that’s what they are – slaves of Allah.

    Haji Yusef Hendricks has seen more group adhkaar than most people. Haji Faghmie Jacobs has a natural affection for dhikrullah. Plodding away since their childhood are Haji Shamiel and his brother Haji Abdul Raashied Salie. Haji Riefad Benjamin’s mother was called Qadiria – that’s how close he is to the dhikr. Haji Bienjamien Abrahams gets things done. Haji Mogammad Shadley Kariem is unbendable in his approach to adkaar. Maintaining their family traditions are Haji Mogammad Allie Isaacs, Haji Fuad Isaacs, Haji Mansoer Isaacs and Mogammad Ashraf Isaacs. Their saintly father, Haji Achmad Isaacs had an aura that shone like a lamp. Reciting with the assurance gleaned over the years, is Haji Mogammat Saliem Solomon. The bond that Haji Mogamad Fahldie Ganief has with the Jamaa’ah has endured through thick and thin. Haji Taalieb, Haji Ismail and Haji Thaabiet Ganief are following in their late father’s footsteps. Haji Rashaad Magerman is unflinching in his application. Using his organisational skills to drive the ’Ibaad-u-Ragmaan Qadiri Jamaa’ah forward is Haji Mogamat Faiz Isaacs. Setting an example through dhikr is Haji Faried Abass. Haji Ashraf Regal recites with the aplomb of his father, Haji Mogammad Cassiem and grandfather Haji Abdullah. Haji Ebrahim Ismail and his relatives beat the drum for the ‘Ibaad-u-Ragmaan. Such is their sense of community that they wish the dhikr would last forever. Haji Nadiem Adams and his family have an innate love for dhikrullah. Ashraf Arend is as regular as clockwork. Constant ‘ibadat have inclined Haji Ganief Davids and Haji Dawood Essack and their families toward lasting friendships. Adhkaar is a labour of love to Haji Mahdi Soeker. Achmat Basardien and his family have a wholesome appetite for the Qadiriyyah dhikr. Jamiel Dalvie, also, can seemingly recite forever. Sharing common values are Tasliem and his son Ridhwaan Davids. Naasief Jattiem and his family help to make things tick. Haji Abdool Raouf Bux lends vibrancy to the Jamaa’ah. Haji Mohammed Ali Guzgay is there on Imam Abdullatief ‘Babu’ Purkar’s recommendation.

    The Sheikh, Haji Achmat Damon al-Qadiri al-Chishti, will direct by example by either leading the reading of the dhikrullah himself, or he may delegate the lead for the rest of the Jamaa’ah to respond in unison and in melodious, moderate tones.

    Imam Achmat Fataar will deliver the vote of thanks. A mouth-watering meal will be served at the close. Young and old are asked to join in.

    For return bus tickets to Chatsworth, please dial Haji Bienjamien Abrahams of 10 6th Street, Kensington 7405, Western Cape, South Africa, at home telephone number +2721 593-6585, or at cellular telephone 0827728381.
    To learn more about this, kindly get in touch with Haji Mogamat Faiz Isaacs, address, 48 Tennyson Street, Mandalay 7785, Western Cape, South Africa; home telephone +2721 3872737, or on mobile telephone number 0799153206.
    A contact person is Imam Achmat Fataar of 604 Edward Road, Chatsworth 7354, Western Cape, South Africa, at home telephone number +2722 4813011, or cellular telephone 0837914945.
    For further information, please speak to Haji Yoonis Emeraan of 1081 Edward Road, Chatsworth 7354, Western Cape, South Africa; cellular telephone number 0715296063.
    To find out about this, kindly get in touch with Haji Mogamat C van Rhyn, 791 Chamberlain Street, Chatsworth 7354, Western Cape, South Africa; telephone: +2722 4813198.

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  21. مال وإعمال

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  22. Dhaakirah Gasiep

    Inwoners van Hopefield sal vanaf ongeveer elf uur voormiddag op Saterdag, 19 Januarie 2013 Milad al-Nabi Herdenkings in die Hopefield Moskee in Skool Straat op die Platteland vier. Deelhebbers sal opnuut die geboortenis van die Heilige Profeet Muhammad (Milad al-Nabi, God se Rykste Seëninge en Geluk op hom), in gedagte bring.
    Die ’Ibaad-u-Ragmaan Qadiri Jamaa’ah sal ’n lesing van die Glorieryke Koran opvolg met die voorwerk en die Qadiriyyah poejies. Die voorwerk behels die uitvoering van sekere hoofstukke en spesifieke verse van die Onveranderde Koran, en ander Islamitiese gebede. Poejies is ‘kombuis’ Afrikaans vir sekere, of tipe adhkaar. Adhkaar is die meervoud van die Arabiese woord dhikr, wat ‘hulde’ bedoel.
    Plegtighede sal die Salaah (formele Moslem gebed), die dhikrullah (hulde aan God), en ’n kort toespraak deur Maulana Mogammad Rifaat Carolus insluit. Lekker kos sal bedien word. Een en almal is welkom.
    Geintereseerde persone kan met Haji Bienjamien Abrahams, adres, 10 6de Straat, Kensington 7405, Wes Kaap, huis telefoon nommer 021 5936585, of teen sellulêre telefoon nommer 0827728381, vir buskaartjies na Hopefield in aanraking kom.
    Vir verdere inligting, bel vir die Moskee Sekretaris, Badr Abrahams van 429 Skool Straat, Hopefield 7355, Wes Kaap, op sellulêre telefoon nommer 0737601587.
    Vir meer hier oor, kontak gerus vir die Moskee Voorsitter, Haji Abdul Alim Brenner van 492 Vlei Straat, Hopefield 7355, Wes Kaap, op sellulêre telefoon nommer 0729061770.
    Om meer hieroor te weet, bel asseblief vir die Moskee Trustee, Haji Mogammad Labieb Edross van 9 Coronation Laan, Woodstock 7925, Wes Kaap; huis telefoon 021 4487035, of op sellulêre telefoon nommer 0724518041.
    ’n Verdere kontak persoon is Haji Mogamat Faiz Isaacs. Hy woon by 48 Tennyson Straat, Mandalay 7785, Wes Kaap; huis telefoon nommer 021 3872737, of sellulêre telefoon nommer 0799153206.

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  24. Amrarul Hossain

    Assalamualaikum wa rahamatullah wa barakatuh.
    Dear Brother & sister,
    I would like to visit Dawa center in South Africa for the purpose to see the African muslim communities.Islamic cener and muslim organisation. Can any muslim brother or sister provide me the e-mail address of Dawa center in south Africa.
    Jazakallah.

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  25. Amrarul Hossain

    Amrarul Hossain Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    March 26, 2013 at 7:11 am | Reply
    Assalamualaikum wa rahamatullah wa barakatuh.
    Dear Brother & sister,
    I would like to visit Dawa center in South Africa for the purpose to see the African muslim communities.Islamic cener and muslim organisation. Can any muslim brother or sister provide me the e-mail address of Dawa center in south Africa.
    Jazakallah.
    e-mail : amh_1966@ymail.com

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  26. Hassan isma'il

    Muna son mutemaki kasarmu mu daina tada bomb a kasarmu boko haram kuji tsoron allah kudena kai hare-hare kan ma’ikatin gwanati domin a samu zaman lafiya.

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  27. AbduRahmān al-Qādirī al-Athloni

    The ’Ibaad-u-Ragmaan Qadiri Jamaa’ah will assist in commemorating the Masjied ul Yunus in Heidelberg Milad al-Nabi Celebrations of Saturday, 25 January 2014.
    Heidelberg in the Southern Cape is after Swellendam and before Riversdale on the N2 motorway, and about 276 kilometres from Cape Town.
    Masjied ul Yunus in Heidelberg, Western Cape, South Africa, was first opened on Friday, 29 March 2013.
    Milad al-Nabi marks the birthday of the Chosen Prophet Muhammad (May the Peace and Blessings of God always be upon him). This festival is celebrated throughout the world and is a public holiday in most Arab countries.
    Everyone is invited to the festivities. Events will involve the formal Islamic prayer, the completion of an entire reading of the Glorious Qur’an and the Qadiriyyah dhikrullah. The ’Ibaad-u-Ragmaan Qadiri Group will glorify God, pronounce His Oneness, utter His Greatness, praise Him and implore God for His Forgiveness, Protection and Paradise.
    A big tent will be installed to accommodate the large number of worshippers. Refreshments will be served.
    For bus tickets to Heidelberg, please ring Haji Bienjamien Abrahams at home telephone number +2721 593-6585, or at cellular telephone 0827728381. He lives at 10 6th Street, Kensington 7405, Western Cape, South Africa.
    Another person to talk to is Haji Cassim Enoos Logday of 291 Main Road, Retreat 7945, Western Cape, South Africa, home telephone number +2721 701-3220.
    For further information, please speak to Haji Siraj Logday, Pet Adventure, 27 Warrington Road, Kenilworth 7700, Western Cape, South Africa; telephone +2721 671-1360 (business), +2721 839-7402 (home), cellular telephone number 0813056682; e-mail: petadv@telkomsa.net
    To know more about this occasion, please call Haji Mogamat Faiz Isaacs. His address is 48 Tennyson Street, Mandalay 7785, Western Cape, South Africa; home telephone number +2721 387-2737, cellular telephone 0799153206.
    A contact person is Sheikh Achmat Damon al-Qadiri al-Chishti of 6 Ladbrook Road, Kenwyn 7780, Western Cape, South Africa; home telephone number +2721 761-9768, cellular telephone number 0828693982.

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  28. Faiza

    Assalam walikom dear muslim family. I am looking for a place to stay in Bizana, Kokstad or any surrounding town close to Bizana. The place must be very affordable and the Town should have a Madressa to cater for my son and a good circular school preferable I am looking for an Islamic school that can offer both Islamic knowledge and circular education. I will be waiting for your positive reply insha Allah.

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  29. Haji Mogamat Ardiel Allie

    On Saturday, 24th January 2015, the ’Ibaad-u-Ragmaan Qadiri Jamaa’ah will celebrate Milad al-Nabi with worshippers at the Langebaan Mosque on the South African west coast.
    Milad al-Nabi marks the birthday of the honourable Prophet Muhammad (May the Peace and Blessings of God be upon him).
    Everyone is invited to the celebrations. Refreshments will be served to the large crowd that is expected. Events will involve the formal Islamic prayer, the completion of an entire reading of the Undeniable Qur’an and the Qadiriyyah dhikrullah.
    The Qadiriyyah dhikrullah is a set of litanies that is connected with the 11th-century Muslim sage, al-Sultan al-Awliya al-Ghawth al-’Adham Sayed ’Abd Al-Qadir al-Jilani.
    The Qadiriyyah Sufi Order was the first order of Islamic spirituality, taking its name from Sayed ’Abd Al-Qadir al-Jilani (May God Be Pleased with him).
    For bus tickets to the Langebaan Masjid, please telephone Haji Bienjamien Abrahams at home telephone number +27 (0)21 593-6585, or at cellular telephone +27 (0)827728381. His address is 10 6th Street, Kensington 7405, Western Cape, South Africa.
    To learn more about this occasion, please call the Langebaan Masjid secretary, Haji Mogamat Ardiel Allie of 11 Robben Street, Langebaan 7357, Western Cape, South Africa, at telephone number +27 (0)21 797-2805, or at cellular telephone number +27 (0)837143309.
    Interested persons may speak to Haji Mogammad Shawaal Nakidien of 66 Comet Road, Surrey Estate 7764, Western Cape, South Africa, at telephone +27 (0)21 633-5330, or at cellular telephone number +27 (0) 824056380.
    A contact person is Haji Mogamat Rafaat Saffodien of 17 Aalwyn Street, Langebaan 7357, Western Cape, South Africa, cellular telephone number +27 (0)768872354.
    For further information, please speak to Haji Raashied Conrad of 84 Schaap Road, Schaapkraal 7941, Western Cape, South Africa, at telephone +27 (0)21 704-5614 (office), or at cellular telephone +27 (0)832309365.
    Another person to talk to is Haji Mogamat Faiz Isaacs. He stays at 48 Tennyson Street, Mandalay 7785, Western Cape, South Africa; home telephone number +27 (0)21 387-2737, or at cellular telephone number +27 (0)799153206.

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  30. Mogamat Faiz Isaacs

    Everyone is invited to the Milad al-Nabi Celebrations that will be held from after the Dhuhr Salah on Saturday 16th January 2016 at the Nizamia Masjid, corner of the Main Road and Keyser Road, Tokai, Western Cape, South Africa.
    Activities will involve the Dhuhr Salah, the completion of an entire reading of the Holy Qur’an and the Qadiriyyah dhikrullah. The dhikr will be rendered by the ’Ibaad-u-Ragmaan Qadiri Jamaa’ah.
    Supper will be served just before the close.
    Interested persons may speak to Imam Mogamat Sedick of 17 Hood Road, Crawford 7780, Western Cape, South Africa, at home telephone number: +2721 696-0417.
    A contact person is Haji Moinuddin Logday of Pets Aquaria, 291 Main Road, Tokai 7945, Western Cape, South Africa, telephone: +2721 854-7748, or +2721 701-3220, cellular telephone number: +27848002286.
    To learn more about this occasion, please call Haji Cassim Enoos Logday of 291 Main Road, Retreat 7945, Western Cape, South Africa, at home telephone number: +2721 701-3220.
    Another person to talk to is Haji Siraj Logday of Pet Adventure, 27 Warrington Road, Kenilworth 7700, Western Cape, South Africa; business telephone number: +2721 671-1360, home telephone: +2721 839-7402, or at cellular telephone number: +27813056682.
    For more information, kindly speak to Haji Mogamat Faiz Isaacs. He lives at 48 Tennyson Street, Mandalay 7785, Western Cape, South Africa; home telephone number: +2721 387-2737, or at cellular telephone number: +27799153206.

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  31. Mogamat Faiz Isaacs

    On Saturday 24 December 2016, the inspirational ’Ibaad-u-Ragmaan Qadiri Jamaa’ah will scatter adhkar afar by commemorating the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad at Masjid-us Saabiereen in Mossel Street, Mossel Bay, South Africa.
    The Milad al-Nabi Celebrations will further honour the lofty status of the Holy Prophet Muhammad and express joy at his birth (May the Peace and Blessings of God be upon him).
    Events will involve the formal Islamic prayer, the completion of an entire reading of the Glorious Qur’an and the Qadiriyyah dhikrullah.
    One and all are welcome to attend. Food and drink will be provided to the large crowd that is anticipated.
    Because of the length of the journey and the duration of the adhkar, the group will sleep over in Mossel Bay. Buses will depart from Cape Town on Friday morning, 23 December 2016 and return on Monday, 26 December 2016.
    To learn more about this occasion, please call Goolam Hoosain Mohidien of Tolbos Crescent, Mossel Bay 6500, Western Cape, South Africa, at telephone +2744 693-4495, or at cellular telephone number +27824549444.
    A contact person is Saabier Matthews of 29 Swarthout Street, Heiderand, Mossel Bay 6500, Western Cape, South Africa, at telephone +2744 693-1903, or at cellular telephone number +27840305905.
    For further information on the Mossel Bay Mosque Milad al-Nabi observances, kindly speak to Noorul-Gaq Boolay of 16 Kershout Street, Heiderand, Mossel Bay 6500, Western Cape, South Africa, at telephone +2744 693-1902, or at cellular telephone number +27726144744.
    Another person to talk to is Nurudin Boolay of 14 Kershout Street, Heiderand, Mossel Bay 6500, Western Cape, South Africa, at telephone number +2744 693-1902, or at cellular telephone number +27813926241.
    Anyone who wants to find out more about this event is asked to reach Hajja Fatima Brenner of 5 Mossel Street, D’Almeida, Mossel Bay 6500, Western Cape, South Africa, at telephone number +2744 693-0105.
    Interested people may speak to Haji Mogamat Faiz Isaacs of 48 Tennyson Street, Mandalay 7785, Western Cape, South Africa; home telephone number +2721 387-2737, or at cellular telephone number +27799153206.
    For bus tickets to the Mossel Bay Mosque, please call Haji Bienjamien Abrahams at home telephone number +2721 593-6585, or at cellular telephone +27827728381. He lives at 10 6th Street, Kensington 7405, Western Cape, South Africa.

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