Muslims in Post-Apartheid South Africa; A Model of Integration?

By: Goolam Vahed

University of KwaZulu-Natal Associate Professor Goolam Vahed provides us with perspectives on the integration experience of South African Muslims and the diversity that characterises the Muslim community.

Islam is a minority religion in South Africa. Numbering around one million, Muslims make up less than 2 per cent of the population of 52 million. Around 90 percent of Muslims are termed “Indian” and “Malay” Muslims.
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A Thousand Years Can Change A lot of Things

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‘Do not go extremes in religious matters, for you will not be able to continue in that way’
– Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

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Top Ten Ways Islamic Law forbids Terrorism

1. Terrorism is above all murder. Murder is strictly forbidden in the Qur’an. Qur’an 6:151 says, “and do not kill a soul that God has made sacrosanct, save lawfully.” (i.e. murder is forbidden but the death penalty imposed by the state for a crime is permitted). 5:53 says, “… whoso kills a soul, unless it be for murder or for wreaking corruption in the land, it shall be as if he had killed all mankind; and he who saves a life, it shall be as if he had given life to all mankind.”

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The Islamic empires that gave Europe its Renaissance

It is quite rare these days to hear anything good about Muslims from the Anglo-American news media. There are, however, some exceptions in the West and Dr. Richard Bulliet, Professor of History Columbia University, New York is one of them. Continue reading “The Islamic empires that gave Europe its Renaissance”

A Critical Look At Zionist Education System and Racism

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Zionist narrative expects Israeli children to be imbued with a false sense of nationalism which is instrumental to the preservation of its illegally-acquired land. This abstract narrative, incorporating the unification of Jewish identity contrasted with the orientalist image of Palestinians, forms the basis of a culture based upon indoctrination and violence. The misrepresentation stems from the exclusion of the discourse of peace discourse to divert attention from any possible discussion of Israel’s colonial occupation.

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How To Save Education In Sri Lanka

By : Mohammed Jehan Khan

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Education is the gateway to the future and has become an integral part of our society and the global village in total. From Neem tree schools it has expanded to high tech institutes and unioversities. However the universalisation and capitalisation of education began in the last phase of the 20th century litterally ruined the quality of education in total. It has produced a series of nerds that memorise books rather than authentic thinkers and creative people. This sums up why have not produced any Einsteins, Teslas, Avicenas etc in the so called “Advanced 21st Century AD”.

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