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Cape Town pro-gay mosque opens in South Africa

A Muslim academic has opened a gay-friendly mosque in South Africa, despite receiving death threats and fierce criticism from parts of the local Muslim community. Women will be allowed to…

Oscar Pistorius: A lesson in how fame can have disastrous consequences The people of South Africa have lost a national hero, and world sport has lost an inspiration

BY CHRIS MAUME, THE INDEPENDENT Oscar Pistorius was not the first in his family to sleep with a gun close to hand. His parents divorced when he was six, and…

Video: Is There a Muslim Mandela?

Is There a Muslim Mandela – watch this FOX News interview with author Qasim Rashid: Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com…

Our eDigest about Nelson Mandela and Universal Brotherhood

Epigraph: O mankind, We have created you from a male and a female; and We have made you into tribes and sub-tribes that you may recognize one another. Indeed, the…

Nelson Mandela: An Israeli hero

The Muslim Times’ Editor’s note: The pictures have been added by us. The Times of Israel: OPS & BLOGS  >  Naomi Chazan Nelson Mandela, one of the great figures of this era, is no…

Nelson Mandela, Champion Of The Human Spirit

Huff Post – “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will…

Desmond Tutu: I’d Choose Hell Over A Homophobic Heaven

The Huffington Post | By Yasmine Hafiz Desmond Tutu denounced religions that discriminate against LGTB-identified people by making some very strong statements during the United Nations’ launch of its gay-rights…

NELSON MANDELA IN MANILA

Inquirer: JOHANNESBURG— As Nelson Mandela remained in critical condition in hospital Friday, a family feud over where the 94-year-old former president should be buried went to the courts, according to…

Let ailing Nelson Mandela go, friend urges

South Africans were urged to let go of their beloved hero Nelson Mandela after the ailing 94-year-old spent a second night in hospital with a recurrent pneumonia infection. Officials have…

Africa loses benefit of billions of dollars annually, report says

By Robyn Dixon May 10, 2013, 12:28 p.m. JOHANNESBURG — Africa loses the benefit of billions of dollars each year through illegal tax evasion, money transfers and secretive business deals,…

The fall and rise of Muslim youth in South Africa, Western Cape

Ten years ago, to be a religious Muslim youth would be considered to be conservative or traditional. Ten years later, to be a pious Muslim youth is being associated with…

Unique sculpture at Mandela Capture Site

Source: SouthAfrica.info  50 steel column constructions up to 9.5 metres tall come into alignment to form a portrait of Nelson Mandela against a backdrop of rolling hills and valleys at…

South African Initiative: Swiss push reconciliation plan for Sri Lanka

by Simon Bradley, swissinfo.ch Almost four years after Sri Lankan government forces crushed Tamil rebels, Switzerland is backing a South African post-Apartheid reconciliation initiative to bring parties to the negotiating…

Gambia: Ahmadiyya Youth Hold Annual Convention

By Malamin L.M. Conteh @ AllAfrica.com The Youth Wing of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at The Gambia, known as Khuddamul Ahmadiyya, recently held its 29th annual convention also known as (Ijtema).…

Message From SA – Ghana, Can We Have Your Democracy?

Source: Allafrica.com We like to think we’re special in South Africa, especially compared to our African neighbours. Trouble is, we’re not so special. There’s plenty that Africa can teach us,…

Gay Pakistanis seek acceptance

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/04/world/asia/gays-in-pakistan-move-cautiously-to-gain-acceptance.html?ref=todayspaper LAHORE, Pakistan — The group meets irregularly in a simple building among a row of shops here that close in the evening. Drapes cover the windows. Sometimes members watch…

Muslim speaker takes a swing at Salafis, Theocracies and dicttatorship

Source: Campus Watch Speaking to an overflow crowd at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, noted Muslim scholar Tariq Ramadan criticized extreme Islamists known as Salafis, saying that the…

The Self Destruction of Africa’s ANC

Credit: Spiegel Germany By Horand Knaup and Jan Puhl DPA South Africa’s legendary African National Congress, the party of Nelson Mandela, is destroying itself. Corruption, cronyism, internal divisions and, more…

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