Cape Malays…

and their Heritage

Self-Empowerment: Swellendam (1871)

Posted by tahirfarrath on February 16, 2010

(History of Muslims in South Africa)

1871 – Shaykh Muhammad Salih Hendricks (founder of the Azawiya Masjid, Walmer Estate) was born to Abdullah Hendricks (also known as Imam Haji Hiji) and his wife A’isha in the village of Swellendam. At the age of sixteen, he left Swellendam in 1888 to study in Mecca (Da Costa & Davids, n.d.).

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