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Urgent Meeting Called to Discuss Umrah Visas

Faizel Patel, Radio Islam News – 14-10-2016   As the outcry over Umrah visas fees continue, an urgent meeting has been scheduled by social cohesive activist Yusuf Abramjee to discuss the proposed excessive visa costs of travelling to Makkah and Medina in Saudi Arabia. The meeting is expected to take …

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Shimon Peres

How can a man who was ‘at peace’ with the coldblooded slaughter of refugees, ever rest in peace? Ebrahim Moosa – Opinion | 29 September 2016     When he visited South Africa earlier this year, a bunch of feisty protestors huddled close to the venue he was speaking in, …

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The First Anglo – Afghan War 1839 – 1842

Few regions in the Muslim world have seen as much warfare in modern times as Afghanistan. Foreign interventions and invasions have been an almost constant threat to the nation since the early 1800s. The Soviet Union in the 1980s and the United States in the 2000s experienced what it means …

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The Olympic Games – A Symbol of Shirk

  By ibn Ahmad Allāh Ta’ālā in Qur’ān Kareem says: Verily Allāh does not forgive that Shirk be committed, but may forgives all (sins) besides this for whom He wills. Whoever commits Shirk has indeed invented a terrible sin. Surāh an-Nisā, verse 48   It is very disturbing to see …

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A 10-month Umrah season proposed

Cii Radio| Sabera Sheik Essop| 22 September 2016| 20 Zhul Hijjah 1437 A government proposal to extend the Umrah season from the current eight months to 10 is being considered, local media said quoting informed sources. The proposal, according to which Moharram and Shawwal would be included in the Umrah …

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Palestine: Painful Memories Relived

Cii Radio| Ayesha Ismail| 20 September 2016| 18 Zhul hijjah 1437 The month of September carries painful memories for Palestinians. It is marked by revisiting gory details as annual commemoration activities recall horrors of Israel’s brutal and bloody massacres. Without exception, Palestinians as a collective, commemorate tragic events which robbed …

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Least number of Hajis this year

Cii Radio| Ayesha Ismail| September 2016 Jeddah — This year 54.6% male and 45.4% female foreign pilgrims performed Haj, according to a final data released by the General Authority for Statistics (GaStat). Most of the foreign pilgrims arrived by flights (94%), while 5% came through land border crossings, and only …

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Arrest Gulen for ‘ordering’ coup bid,Turkey to US

Cii Radio| Sabera Sheik Essop| 14 September 2016| 12 Zhul Hijjah 1437 Ankara formally demands US authorities to arrest the religious leader for “ordering and commanding” July’s failed coup. Turkey has asked Washington to arrest a US-based religious leader and businessman for allegedly masterminding a failed attempt to overthrow the …

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Palestinians paying thousands in bribes to leave Gaza

Cii Radio| Ayesha Ismail| 05 September 2016| 03 Zhul Hijjah 1437 Gaza Strip – Egyptian officers are asking for bribes of up to $10,000 from Palestinians in Gaza desperate to leave the besieged coastal enclave, according to Gaza brokers who coordinate the bribe payments, former Palestinian border officials and travellers. …

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