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SAHUC Releases 1436/2015 Hajj Accreditation List

Faizel Patel, Radio Islam News, 2015-04-16   The South African Hajj and Umrah Council (SAHUC) has released the 1436/2015 Hajj accreditation list. President of SAHUC Shaheen Essop said he had just returned from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia after finalizing the hajj quota for South Africa. “Following workings through the …

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Tenuous Ties: PEN, ZP Dala and Salman Rushdie

Opinion | Umm Abdillah | Radio Islam Programming | 2015.04.14 | 24 Jumadal Ukhra 1436H     Maverick trickster or suffering artist? High priest of the freedom of expression or incorrigible attention seeker? Visionary revisionist or trouble monger?Borrowed lines set an apt curtain raiser for theatrics Salman Rushdie, PEN America, …

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Iran cancels all Umrah flights to Saudi Arabia

New York Times | 25 Jumadal Ukhra 1436/14 April 2015 As hundreds of protesters gathered outside the Saudi Embassy in Tehran on Monday, Iran ordered a halt on Umrah pilgrimages to the holy city of Mecca in response to accusations that two teenage boys were sexually harassed by airport officials …

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How to apply for your new Smart ID Card

How to apply for your new Smart ID Card without compromising your Hijab Cii Radio | 23 Jumadal Ukhra 1436/13 April 2015 A rise in the number of complaints from sisters asked to remove their hijab, when applying for different forms of identifications documents at home affairs, has spurred Ulama …

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Al Shabaab exploits Kenyan government repression

Al Shabaab exploits Kenyan government repression for its own violent ends Shoks Mnisi Mzolo – Cii News Dozens of ordinary people were slaughtered by Al-Shabaab in Kenya last week. Without explaining the link, Al-Shabaab claimed the massacre was to express its objection to Kenya’s military presence in Somalia, a failed …

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World silent as Iraqi army and Shia militias slaughter

Cii News | Pic: Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images | 18 Jumadal Ukhra 1436 – 09 April 2015 Iraqi army units and Shia aligned militia forces, many emanating from Iran, have been running amok in Iraq as they recapture lost territory previously under the control of the Islamic State (ISIS). In a bid …

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