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South Africa: The Halal Kingdom

by Peter Shaw Smith Source: HalalFocus.net  Posted by: MV Media   Although it holds the world’s smallest percentage of Muslims, there are grounds for asserting that South Africa has a highly advanced halal certification programme. The Rainbow Nation is considered one of the five largest producers of halal products worldwide. …

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Death Toll Still Rising In Nepal

By W.A. Sunil 27 April, 2015 WSWS.org More than 3,700 people are dead and over 6,500 injured after a major earthquake struck Nepal just before noon on Saturday local time. The death toll is likely to rise sharply as more bodies are pulled from the rubble and rescue teams begin …

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Morsi’s punishment is a crime

Erdogan won’t restore Egyptian ties ‘until Morsi freed’ Turkey’s ties with Egypt strained since Sisi toppled Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi in 2013. “Mr Morsi is a president elected by 52 percent of the votes. They should give him his freedom,” said the Turkish president [AP] Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish …

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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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