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India - The Communities that form the World's Largest Democracy

It is one of the two nation states which came into existence on.....


Pietermaritzburg Moharam festival

Muharram Festival

Muharram is celebrated as the advent of the Islamic New Year by participating Muslims around the globe. It is regarded as a pious and important festival by the community. ... Muharram also marks the anniversary of the battle of Karbala


This essay contains a biography of Huzrath Sheikh Ahmed Badsha Peer (R.A.). (R.A. the equivalent of May his soul rest in peace). The articles on Sufism Tuwakkal, Miracles are included to ensure a clearer understandingof the life of Badsha Peer (R.A.).

Unequal Education

Bound by our total submission to the Will of Almighty Allah; and: in recognition of Islam's uncompromising stand on injustice as clearly expressed through 'the Holy contents of The Koran, we pledge our total support for thA present protest against the discriminatory system of education based on t

Indian Muslims in South Africa's History:Continuity and Change

The majority of Indian Muslims arrived in Natal between 1860 and 1911 as contract indentured workers or pioneer traders. Indentured migration lasted between 1860 and 1911, by which time 152,641 Indians had come to Natal.

THE BEARDS" VERSUS THE "BARD'S" AMONG INDIAN MUSLIMS IN SOUTH AFRICA: A 21st Century Story of Travelling Cartoons and Protests

This paper examines Indian Muslims in post-apartheid South Africa, with particular respect to the inclination by non-Muslims to view Muslims as a

Multiple communities: Muslims in post-apartheid South Africa

In letters to newspapers and call-in programmes on radio stations, and also among many journalists and political commentators, South Africa's Muslims are largely viewed as a monolith, whether they live in the working-class townships of Phoenix in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), the Cape Flats in the Western

Contesting ‘Orthodoxy’: The Tablighi–Sunni Conflict among South African Muslims in the 1970s and 1980s

Muslims constitute less than 2% of South Africa's population. In a context where divisions of race, ethnicity and class predominated, schisms among South Africa's Muslims have been largely overlooked in the country's historiography.

Muslim Marriages in South Africa: The limitations and legacy of the Indian Relief Act of 1914

Many Muslims in post-apartheid South Africa have been seeking to use the new freedoms of a democratic state and its liberal constitution to pursue distinctive rights as part of a broader project to construct new and tighter Islamic codes in public and private domains.

Changing Islamic traditions and emerging identities in South Africa

The de-racialization of South African society in the midst of accelerating economic and cultural globalization has set in motion profound social, cultural and political changes that have confronted the existing notions of identity of most South Africans.

The Hajji and Other Stories
Indian Opinion Vol.56 No.8 Feb 1958
Indian Opinion Vol.58 No.31 Aug 1960
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