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Book: Regarding Muslims From slavery to post-apartheid

Posted by tahirfarrath on October 30, 2014

Regarding_MuslimsLR-180x260By Gabeba Baderoon

How do Muslims fit into South Africa’s well-known narrative of colonialism, apartheid and postapartheid?

South Africa is infamous for apartheid, but the country’s foundation was laid by 176 years of slavery from 1658 to 1834, which formed a crucible of war, genocide and systemic sexual violence that continues to haunt the country today. Enslaved people from East Africa, India and South East Asia, many of whom were Muslim, would eventually constitute the majority of the population of the Cape Colony, the first of the colonial territories that would eventually form South Africa.

Drawing on an extensive popular and official archive, Regarding Muslims analyses the role of Muslims from South Africa’s founding moments to the contemporary period and points to the resonance of these discussions beyond South Africa. It argues that the 350-year archive of images documenting the presence of Muslims in South Africa is central to understanding the formation of concepts of race, sexuality and belonging.

In contrast to the themes of extremism and alienation that dominate Western portrayals of Muslims, Regarding Muslims explores an extensive repertoire of picturesque Muslim figures in South African popular culture, which oscillates with more disquieting images that occasionally burst into prominence during moments of crisis. This pattern is illustrated through analyses of etymology, popular culture, visual art, jokes, bodily practices, oral narratives and literature. The book ends with the complex vision of Islam conveyed in the postapartheid period.

About the author: Gabeba Baderoon received a PhD in English from the University of Cape Town. She is also a poet and author of the collections The Dream in the Next Body and A hundred silences. She is an Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies and African Studies at Pennsylvania State University and is an Extraordinary Professor of English at Stellenbosch University.


Foreword Rustum Kozain

Preface Introduction Beginnings in South Africa Chapter

1. Ambiguous Visibility: Islam and the Making of a South African Visuality Chapter

2. “Kitchen Language”: Islam and the Culture of Food in South Africa Chapter

3. “The Sea Inside Us”: Parallel Universalism and Homemade Cosmopolitanism in the African Oceans Chapter

4. Sexual Geographies: Slavery, Race and Sexual Violence Chapter

5. Regarding Islam: Pagad, Masked Men and Veiled Women Chapter

6. “The Trees Sway North-North-East”: South African Visions of Islam



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Reading Ancient Tombstones: Tracing the Cape Malayu Heritage in South Africa

Posted by tahirfarrath on September 30, 2014


The Eastern Cape Malayo Cultural Society helped launch a New book in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

Reading Ancient Tombstones: Tracing the Cape Malayu Heritage in South Africa and its link with South Africa

(By the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Cape Town, South Africa)

According to the Consul General of the Republic of Indonesia in Cape Town, Sugie Harijadi, the main purpose of the book is to assist the Cape Malayu Community/Indonesian descendants in unveiling the origin of their forefathers. She said that “Learning about our own heritage is important and valuable. It will shape our future and will allow us to know more about our identity”.


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Book: The Killing of the Imam (Haron)

Posted by tahirfarrath on May 30, 2014

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Book launch: The Strand Muslim Community

Posted by tahirfarrath on December 4, 2013



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South End: Gone but not Forgotten (New Book)

Posted by tahirfarrath on June 6, 2013

South End

Author: Yusuf Agherdien


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Boeka Treats going Digital

Posted by tahirfarrath on August 5, 2012

The first issue of Boeka Treats was launched during the Ramadaan of 1999 as a celebration of Cape Muslim cuisine. Boorhanol Islam Movement, the organisation that produces the Boeka Treats, had been publishing the Taraweeg Survey since 1988. This useful book details the activities of all the mosques particularly during Ramadaan as well as other essential information. In order to boost sales of this handy guide, it was decided to package the Taraweeg Survey with a recipe book. A recipe book that would contain mainly recipes of treats traditionally made for the time the muslim breaks his fast or “Boeka time”. Hence the name Boeka Treats.

Such a combo pack of Taraweeg survey and Boeka Treats proved to be an instant success and more than 20 000 copies of Boeka Treats were sold in that year. Since then, a further 10 editions were produced and published as a package together with the Taraweeg Survey, which later became the Companion, and sold at mosques and many participating outlets in Cape Town.

The Boeka Treats team developed a unique DVD (Delicious Visual Demonstrations). This DVD is completely interactive and can be played on any dvd machine or computer. It contains 10 video demonstrations, a step by step guide of the popular recipes as well as a further 30 previously published recipes. You can also view the pictures of the 340 recipes published as well as the edition and pages in which they appear.

Boeka Treats became so popular because the recipes were sourced from “that aunty who made the best koeksiester in the community”, then tried and tested until it was considered “flop proof”. These recipe books were also made very affordable. For example, this year’s package include a bumper 264 page Companion book, an interactive Boeka Treats DVD as well as a CD of Surah Yaseen (chapter of the quran) by renowned reciter Sheikh Ismail Londt….all this for only R70.

With over 340 recipes it is impossible to choose 5 popular recipes as some may prefer sweet while others prefer savoury. It was for this reason that we produced a series of 4 editions, Soups and Savouries; Breads, Cakes & Biscuits; Foods; Desserts. There are many healthy recipes that have been included over the years, but the aim was to provide healthy substitution tips as well as encouraging smarter eating habits.

It is difficult to estimate how many Boeka Treats were sold over the last 12 years, but we do expect to sell over 10 000 when this package was launched on the 20th July and even more during the rest of the year.


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Ebrahim Rhoda’s Book on Slavery

Posted by tahirfarrath on March 20, 2012

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From slavery to citizenship, first edition (2011) as a genuine example of Africana, was published by the author, printed by DPB Printers and Booksellers. The ISBN number is 978-0-620-51394-4. The first edition had a price tag of R60.00 and was virtually sold out. NEWS24

Ebrahim Rhoda signing his newly published book

REVIEW by Dr Francois Verster – From slavery to citizenship: a walk through the history of a Strand community by the enigmatic Mr Ebrahim Rhoda is more than a chronicle of the Strand’s yesteryear – it echoes emotions; it paints pictures, it grabs you: if not by the throat, then definitely by the heart.

The name Rhoda is basically synonymous with the Strand – the Rhodas were there when this area was known by almost forgotten names, such as Mosterd Bay, and Ebrahim is an important figure in the preservation of these memories ; to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves (“dedicated to all our forbears”) and to remind the senior members of the extended family/community of why they are where they are now, but also to “… make our younger generation aware of the rich heritage of both Muslim and Christian who were the first permanent settlers of our town.”

Mr Rhoda, a former schoolmaster and avid genealogist, is well-known for his encyclopaedic knowledge of the Strand area and the intrinsic understanding he has of research on the subject, resultant of years of study as well as practical experience of all facets the community. If anyone is qualified to write a history of the Strand, he is the obvious candidate: well-versed in research techniques, streetwise in the sense that he knows the heartbeat of the Strand, in fact he is part of it since birth.

This is only to be expected of the founder-member of the Cape Family Research Forum and recipient of several accolades for his awareness projects, such as the award presented to him by the Western Cape Dept. of Cultural Affairs and Sport in 2009 for his contribution towards public awareness and the documentation of our heritage resources.

Therefore, to page through this book, to read his words and to view the old monochrome pictures of a time that is forever gone, but of a town that is still alive and vibrant, built on the toil and tears, exultations and achievements of many generations, is like travelling through a memory palace, with nostalgia as your companion and Mr Rhoda as the tour guide.

There is much to learn too, about personalia, about language, customs, places and names, the sporting activities – everything which created the foundation of a community that was born in slavery, a community that never really lost its identity or independence and survived both slavery and apartheid, who endured, struggled and ultimately saw total independence: the liberation of 1994.

Much of the quaint eccentricities and peculiar beauties of the past are gone now (eg: “The Rialto Cinema had been destroyed by fire in 1950s, was rebuilt and finally demolished in 2010”.), as are many of the characters which made the Strand what it was (“… Oom Adriaanse whom I remember had a very big white moustache and he wore a huge Stetson-type hat”), but Mr Rhoda expertly recreated this faded construct like a renovator would restore a classical building to its former splendour. Indeed it has been a privilege to be allowed a view of another time with other values, perspectives and expectations – to feel the spirit of those times as revealed by an actual eye witness.

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Launch of Arabic-Afrikaans Book

Posted by tahirfarrath on August 2, 2011

The Afrikaans of the Cape Muslims: Afrikaans at the Cape from 1815 to 1915 – A Sociolinguistic Study by Achmat Davids, edited by Hein Willemse, Suleman E Dangor Achmat Davids (left) with the then President of South Africa Nelson Mandela (right) and Rev. Alan Boesak (2nd right) pay a visit to the predominantly Muslim area of Bo-Kaap at Cape Town in 1992.

Family members of Dr. Achmat Davids

Mogamat Hilmy Hartley with surviving sister (Hatta) of Achmat Davids

At the Launch

 The Afrikaans of the Cape Muslims by the late Achmat Davids was launched at Cape Town’s Timbuktu Books on Friday night. The launch commenced with a brief prayer lead by book shop proprietor, Saliegh Salaam, who said that he was extremely honoured to host the community and delighted to introduce the speakers. What followed was an erudite discussion with the book’s editors, Hein Willemse and Suleman E Dangor, who were joined by the visiting professor, Muhammed Haron, from the University of Botswana.   Achmat Davids wrote The Afrikaans of the Cape Muslims after coming across ancient Arabic scrolls that he could not decipher, unitl he figured out that it was written in Afrikaans. This lead him to research the establishment of Arabic-Afrikaans texts and the emergence of the Cape Muslim Afrikaans. As I recently said in an interview for the Voice of the Cape radio station, Davids found that at the time when Dutch was still spoken at the Cape, the Malay people were already speaking and writing Afrikaans.   Davids passed away at the age of 59 in 1998 shortly after completing the book, but with the help of the editors Hein Willemse and Suleman E. Dangor, we are pleased to launch the book at Timbuktu Books in Cape Town.

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Books/Booklets by South African Muslims

Posted by tahirfarrath on August 3, 2010

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(L-R) Mahdie Mohamed, researcher Mogamat Ganief Kamedien and Mogamad Hartley

(Community News, 21st Edition, May 2008.)

Bibliographies of Bondage: Selective Bibliographies of South African Slavery and Abolition. Robert Carl-Heinz Shell (Editor), Sandra Rowoldt Shell (Editor), Mogamat Kamedien (Editor)

Here is the official launch of this book also titled,”Cape Town the City of Bondage” by Mogamat Ganief Kamedien, a renowned South African Slave researcher at Wynberg High school on the 16th February 2008 under auspices of Cape Family Historical Society.

Index of SA Muslim Authors:

– Somaya Abdullah

. The Shari’ah and the Secular: Shifting Paradigms in Muslim Personal Law in Post-Apartheid South Africa and Prospects for Democratic Change. (2006)

. Islam and Counseling: Models of Practice in Muslim Communal Life

. Islamic Counselling and Psychotherapy in South Africa: Research Analysis and findings

. Multicultural social intervention and nation-building in South Africa: the role of Islamic counselling and psychotherapy

. Religion and social intervention: towards a model for Islamic counselling and psychotherapy

– M. Adil Abu Aa-isha

. Science of Hadeeth: Uloom ul-Hadeeth

. The value of Time

– Sheikh Najmoeddien Alghythie

. Kiessotoel-Iesraaie wal-Mie’raajie (Early Afrikaans,1908 – Arajie Man Lajonggyheb, Hassiem Ebeno Soeabe)

– Selim Argun

The Life and Contribution of the Osmani Scholar, Abu Bakr Effendi, towards Islamic Thought and Culture in South Africa. (2000)

– Shaykh Talieb Baker

. Arabic Phrase Book for Hajj and Umrah

– Imam Mohammed Baker

. Die Heilige’ Qur’an: first Afrikaans translation of the Qur-aan

– Layla Barron

. Scarf Styling

– Sheikh Ahmad Behardien

. Kitaab van Towheed

. Iershaadoel-Oemmah iela Bayaanie Solaatiel Thoehrie Ba’dal Joem’ah

. Kietaab oor die Gaj

. Kietaab oor Toughied (translated to Afrikaans from the Arabic)

. Reply to the History of Hadjie Abdullah

– Gabeba Brown-Hendricks

. Muhammad [S.A.W.] (Activity Book)

– Achmad Cassiem

. Intellectual roots of the oppressed and Islam’s triumph over Apartheid

. The begging bowl: Hunger, starvation, malnutrition & Muslims

. Muslim Struggle Against Apartheid: Neither Oppressed Nor Oppressor Be

. Quest for unity

. Zionist Israel: Hypocrisy Has No Limits

. He is leader of Qibla and IUC (nicknamed “Muslim Mandela”)

– Yusuf Da Costa

. The Honor of Women in Islam (Scholars in Islam Series, Islamic Supreme Council of America, 2002).

. The Muslim Community in Greater Cape Town: Contemporary Assimilation Processes. (SAJS [23(3):73-77, September, 1992])

. Muslims in Greater Cape Town: A Problem of Identity. (British Journal of Sociology [45(2): 233-246, June 1994]).

. Assimilatory Processes amongst the Cape Muslims in South Africa during the 19th century. (South African Journal of Sociology [23(1): 5-11, February 1992]).

. Dhikr and Nafl Salahs

– Yusuf Da Costa, Achmat Davids

. Pages from Cape Muslim History. (Pietermaritzburg, SA: Shuter and Shooter, 1994).

. The Influence of Tasawwuf on Islamic Practices at the Cape. (Cape Muslim History, pp. 129-35).

. Alternative Education. (Cape Muslim History, pp. 53, 55).

– Achmat Davids

. The Mosques of Bo-Kap: : A Social History of Islam at the Cape. (Athlone, Cape: The South African Institute of Arabic & Islamic Research, 1980).

. The History of the Tana Baru. (Committee for the Preservation of the Tana Baru in Cape Town, 1985).

. Politics and the Muslims of Cape Town: A Historical Survey. (Studies in the History of Cape Town, 4(1981), pp. 177-78).

. Muslim-Christian Relations in Nineteenth-Century Cape Town, 1825-1925. (Kronos, 19 [November 1992], p. 84).

. Men of Power and Influence: The Kramats of Constantia. (unpub. mss., pp. 1, 7-8, 13-14).

. The Afrikaans of the Cape Muslims from 1815 to 1915: A Socio-Linguistic Study. (unpub. M.A. thesis, University of Natal-Durban, 1991, pp. 29-30).

. The Revolt of the Malays: A Study of the Reactions of the Cape Muslims to the Smallpox Epidemics of Nineteenth-Century Cape Town. (Studies in the History of Cape Town, 5[1983], p. 67).

. My religion is superior to the law”: The survival of Islam at the Cape of Good Hope. (KRONOS, Vol. 12, 1987)

. The ‘Coloured’ Image of Afrikaans in Nineteenth Century Cape Town. (KRONOS, Vol. 17, 1990).

. Imams and Conflict Resolution Practices among Cape Muslims in the Nineteenth Century. (KRONOS, Vol. 22, 1995)

– Allie Davids

. Al-Athkaar wad Da’waat al-Mustajaabaat (Arwag book)

. The Gaj and Umrah Guide (1997)

– Farid Esack

. Quran Liberation and Pluralism: an Islamic perspective of interreligious solidarity against oppression. (Oxford, 1997)

. On Being a Muslim: Finding a Religious Path in the World Today (Oxford, 1999).

. The Struggle. (1988)

. But Musa went to Fir’aun! A Compilation of Questions and Answers about the Role of Muslims in the South African Struggle for Liberation. (South Africa, 1989)

. Islam and Politics (London, 1998)

. The Qur’an: A Short Introduction. (Oxford, 2002)

. The Qur’an: A User’s Guide. (Oxford, 2005)

. Sex – The Awkward Gift from God. Paper presented at 2nd International Muslim Leaders Consultation on HIV and Aids (2003).

. Islam and Sexual Otherness. Presented at Yoesuf Foundation Conference on Islam in the West and Homosexuality – Strategies for Action (2000).

. He has been a regular political columnist for the Cape Times, Beeld and Burger and a socio-religious columnist for Al Qalam, Islamica, and Assalaamu Alaikum.

. In addition to a number of articles published in different parts of the world, his current research projects include “In Conversation with Progressive Islam: The Struggle for Authenticity, Justice and Belonging” and “AIDS and the Search for an Islamic Theology of Compassion”.

– Abu Bakr Fakir

. The Creed of Islam. (1974).

. Read and Learn Arabic.

. The Manual of Prayer and Fasting (Shaafi with Hanafi).

. Human Rights in Islam (incompleted thesis).

. A Manual on the Hajj (unpublished).

– Sheikh M. Amien Fakier

. Ar-Risaalah al-Mufeedah: A book on general Islamic knowledge (Shaafi’iy)

. Al-Mieftaag (Shaafi Tahaarah)

. Al-Mienhaaj (Iesraa en Mieraaj)

. Akiedatoel-Moesliem (Tougied)

. Risaalatul-Gajj (Gajj, Oemrah en Ziyaarah)

. Al-Irshaad (Sermons and Duas of Nikah)

. The Doe’aas of Arafah, Muzdalifah and Mina

. Al-Murshid (Gajat and Gadat book)

. Raatibul-Haddad (includes ‘Attaas, Wirdul-Lateef, Wird of Hasbunal-laah, etc.)

. The Mowlid of al-Barzanji (includes Aqeedatul-Awaam and Yauma Aashura)

. Al-Hadi (Gadat, Thikr, Du’aas, Riwayah and Qasaaid)

– M. Tahir Farrath

. Kitaabut Tawhiid – Vol.1 Ilaahiyyaat (13 parts, 300 pages –  being revised)

. Kitaabut Tawhiid – Vol.2 Nubuwwaat (40 parts, 1000 pages – being revised)

. Kitaabut Tawhiid – Vol.3 Sam’iyyaat (incomplete)

. Kitaabut Tajewiid (4 phases, workbooks and audio)

. Tilaawatul Qur-aan and the Tahaarah of the Holy Qur-aan (Shaafi’iy and Hanafiy – being revised)

. Ahkaam of Sajedah Tilaawah and Suuratul Faatihah – its importance in Solaah (according to the four Mathaahib)

. Tafsiir of Suuratul Faatihah

. An Introduction to the Different Qiraa-aat

. Haajaat thumma ilaa Arwaah (Arabic Thikr, Transliteration and English translation – being reconstructed)

. Raatibul Haddaad (with Ade’iyyah and Solawaat, Transliteration and English translation)

. Raatibul Haddaad and Raatibul ‘Attaas (with Ade’iyyah and Solawaat, Transliteration and English translation)

. Du’aa-un Kanjul ‘Arsh, Nuur, Jamiilah, ‘Ukaashah, Ade’iyyah bi-Asmaa-il Husnaa

. Mawluudun Nabiy Sharraful Anaam (Birth of the Prophet, an honour to mandkind)

. Mawluudun Nabiy al-Barzanji

. Hajj & ‘Umrah, the Spiritual Journey to ALLAAH (according to the four Mathaahib – being revised)

. 1st Principle of Islam and the Articles of Faith (Vol.1)

. 2nd Principle of Islaam: Tahaarah – Shaafi’iy complemented with the 4 schools of thought (Vol. 2, Part 1 A)

. 2nd Principle of Islaam: Tahaarah – Shaafi’iy complemented with the 4 schools of thought (Vol.2, Part 1 B)

. 2nd Principle of Islaam: Solaah – Shaafi’iy complemented with the 4 schools of thought (Vol.3, Part 1 – a work in progress)

. Basic Madrasah Lessons (Shaafi’iy – Eimaan & Islaam)

. Basic Madrasah Lessons (Shaafi’iy – Tohaarah)

. Basic Madrasah Lessons Supplement (Tohaarah among the Mathaahib)

. Basic Madrasah Lessons (Shaafi’iy – Solaah [work in progress])

. Ablution for Solaah according to the Ahaadiith

. Performing Solaah according to the Ahaadiith and Sunnah

. Touching the Qur-aan (according to the 4 Mathaahib)

. Sunnanul Fitrah (on beautification and self-care)

.  Khutebah a Thikr or Lecture (complemented with the 4 Mathaahib)

. Fasting: A brief overview according the 4 Mathaahib

. A Glance at Zakaah in the 4 Mathaahib

. Halaal vs Thabiha Meat – A Critical Review

. Halaal-Haraam Food and Slaughter (according the 4 Mathaahib)

. Interconnectedness of Qabiilah with Bonds in_Faith

. The Cape Malays…and their Heritage

. Arrogance in Ignorance & knowledge

. Social Life of a Muslim (preparing for publication)

. Developing an Islamic Brotherhood (preparing for publication)

. Regulations on Clothing: Maintaining Modesty & Protecting Chastity (according to the 4 Mathaahib)

. Pre-Marital Relationship in Islaam

. The Obligations and Etiquettes of Muslim Marriages

. Muslim Childhood development to Adulthood (preparing for publication)

. Inheritance summarised according to the 4 Mathaahib

. Guardianship and Leadership in Islaam (preparing for publication)

. Islamic Divorce Simplified (preparing for publication)

. The Islamic principles of Buying, Selling, Hiring  and Banking (preparing for publication)

. Criminal Offences in Islaam (preparing for publication)

. Jihaad: An Inner and External Struggle (preparing for publication)

. Readings in Islamic Social Sciences

. Talks, articles and the Islamic Months

. Utlub-ul-‘Ilm: Getting to Grips with Your Diin in the face of Diversity

. 100 Inspirational Islamic Codes for Life

. Building Your Arabic Vocabulary and understanding (a work in progress)

. Islamic Counselling: Theory and Practice (work in progress)

– Sheikh Omar Gabier

. Ma’rifatu Allah: Knowing about Allah

. Yaseen: The Heart of the Quran

– Shaikh Abdullah Taha Gamieldien

. Kitabol Azkari wal Ad-iyati (Deel 3)

– Muhammed Haron

. Muslims in South Africa: an annotated bibliography. (Cape Town:  South African Library, 1997).

. South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission: An Annotated Bibliography [circa 1993-2008]

. South Africa and Malaysia: Identity and History in South-South Relations (Doctoral Thesis, 2007)

. The Arabic Script in Africa. (AJISS Vol. 27 No. 2 Spring 2010)

. Historical and Contemporary Processes: Three Centuries of NGK Mission amongst Cape Muslims: 1652–1952. (Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, VOLUME 19  Number 1  April 1999)

. South Africa – middle Eastern Relations. (Domes, Vol. 6, 1997)

. Conflict of Identities: The Case of South Africa’s Cape Malays. (Presented as “The Cape Malays: An Imagined Community in South Africa – A Bibliographical Essay” at the Malay World Conference, October 2001. Africa Records and Documentation [forthcoming, UK-2001]).

. Da’wah movements and Sufi tariqahs: Competing for spiritual spaces in contemporary South(ern) Africa. (2005)

. The alternative South African Muslim press: Muslim News and Al-Qalam. (2004)

. The South African Muslims making (air)waves during the period of transformation. (2002/2004)

. Achmat Davids: Select publications. (1999)

. The study of Islam in South Africa. (1996)

. The Muslim News (1973-1986): Its contribution towards the establishment of an alternative press at the Cape. (1995)

. Muslim education: The Sub-Saharan experience. (1994)

. Towards a sacred biography: The life and times of Imam Abdullah Haron. (1994)

. The Muslim News (1960-1986): Expression of an Islamic identity in South Africa. (1993)

. Da’wah amongst the Africans in the Greater Cape Town region. (1992)

. Arabic and Islamic studies in South Africa. (1991)

. Theses on Islam at South African universities. (1991

. The theory and practice of Islamic education with reference to South Africa. (1990)

. Islamic studies at the University of Cape Town. (1989)

. Islamic dynamism in South Africa’s Western Cape. (1988)

. Islamic education in South Africa. (1988)

. Periodicals on Islam in South Africa. (1988)

. Imam Abdullah Haron: Life, ideas and impact. (1986)

. Approaches to the interpretation of the Qur’an with special reference to the question of liberation (1984)

– Fuad Hendricks

. Imam Abdullah Haron: From Martyrdom comes Life

– Sheikh Jamiel Jardien

. Ad-da’waatul Mustajaabaat (The accepted Du’ahs)

– Moulana Yusuf Karaan

. Tuh-fatul Ikhwaan (Shaafi Fiqh – translated from Urdu to English)

. Ma-Aarif-e-Mathnavi (translated into English)

. Stories of the Prophets (translated into English)

. He translated many of Shaykh al-Hadith Mawlana Muhammad Zakariyya al-Kandhlawi’s seminal works

– Sheikh Sadullah Khan

. Dimensions of the Qur’an

– Mahdie Kriel

. Advice to Hujaaj

. Ziyarat Place

. Basic Islamic Teachings for Reverts & Beginners Book 1 (English/Sesotho

. Basic Islamic Teachings for Reverts & Beginners Book 2 (English/Sesotho)

. Basic Islamic Teachings for Reverts & Beginners Book 1 (English/Xhosa)

. Basic Islamic Teachings for Reverts & Beginners Book 2 (English/Xhosa)

. Basics Book for Reverts & Beginners Book 1

. Basics Book for Reverts & Beginners Book 2

– Yasien Mohamed, Muhammad Haron

. First Steps in Arabic Grammar. JUnior Level – General.

. Second Steps in Arabic Grammar.

– Yasien Mohamed

. The Islamic Ideology of Ali Shari’ati. (AJISS Vol. 27 No. 2 Spring 2010).

. The Path to Virtue: The Ethical Philosophy of al-Raghib al-Isfahani: A translation, with Critical Introduction, of Kitab al-Dhari’ah ila makarim al-Shari’ah, ISTAC, Kuala Lumpur.

. Psychology of Personality: Islamic perspectives, ed. Y. Mohamed and A. Haque, Thomson publishers, Singapore. [copyright, 2009].

. Fitrah: The Islamic Concept of Human Nature.

. The Teaching of Arabic in South Africa.

. Roots to Writing in Southern Africa.

. ‘Two Pillars of Tolerance in Said Nursi in the thought of Said Nursi’. (AFKAR, 6, 225-242, 2005)

. Islamic Philosophy of Labour and Crafts: The view of the Ikhwan al-Safa, Isfahani, and Ibn Khaldun’. (American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, 23 (1), 2006).

. The Classical Islamic Concept of Work and the Craft. (Journal of Semitics, 2006).

. The Metaphor of the Dog in Arabic Literature. (Tydskrif vir Letterkunde, Arabies-Islamitiese Letterkundes/Arab-Islamic Literatures, 45 (1), 75-86, 2008).

– Sheikh AbuBaker Najaar

. I am a Muslim: Part 1 (Hanafi)

. I am a Muslim: Part 2 (Hanafi)

. Selected Stories from the Qur’an

. The Pilgrim’s Companion: Haj-Umrah Made Easy

. Who will save you?: “ALLAAH!” (Cartoon Book on the life of the Prophet)

– Rashied Omar

. Tolerance, Civil Society and Renaissance: A South African Muslim Perspective (Cape Town: Claremont Main Road Mosque, 2002).

. Muslims and Religious Pluralism in Post-Apartheid South Africa. (Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, Volume 22 Issue 1, 2002).

. Religion in Public Education: Options for a New South Africa. Co-authored with David Chidester, Gordon Michell and Rashied Omar. (Cape Town: University of Cape Town Press, 1994).

. Overcoming Religiously Motivated Violence. (Crosscurrents Magazine, Spring, 2005).

. Embracing the “Other” as an Extension of the Self: Muslim Reflections on the Epistle to the Hebrews 13:2. (Anglican Theological Review, Vol. 91, 2009).

. Conflict and Violence: An entry from Macmillan Reference USA’s Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World. (Digital, 2004).

. Opportunities & Challenges for Islamic Peacebuilding after September 11″. (Interreligious Insight: A Journal of Dialogue and Engagement, Volume 1 Number 4. October 2003).

. Islam and Violence. (World Council of Churches)

. Testimonies from a Multifaith Hearing on Conversion. (Lariano (Italy), May 12-16, 2006).

. Hermeneutical Explorations in Dialogue: Essays in Honour of Hans Ucko. (Editors – Anantanand Rambachan, A. Rashied Omar, M. Thomas Thangaraj, ISPCK, Dehli, 2007)

. Religion, Power and Violence: Illuminating the Nexus. (Current Dialogue, Issue 44, December 2004).

. Ta’aruf: Islam Beyond Xenophobia. (Cape Town: Claremont Main Road Mosque, 2008).

– Moegamat Abdurahgiem Paulsen

. The Malay Community of Gauteng: Syncretism, Belief, Customs and Development. (Dissertation, 2003)

– Auwais Rafudeen

. The ‘Aqidah of Tuan Guru (translation of Umm Barahin)

. Towards forging an “African” Muslim identity

. Reflections on Cape Muslim History: the St. Cyprian’s issue

. A Parallel Mode of Being: The Sanusiyyah and Intellectual Subversion in Cape Town

– Shaykh Abdurraghiem Hasan Sallie

. Book on Doas

. Inspirational Supplications (Revised edition of Book on Duas)

. Raatibul Haddaad and the Raatibul Attaas

. Cleanliness Part 1 (Shaafi)

. Cleanliness Part 2 (Shaafi)

. The Book on Tajweed

. Salaah for Beginners (Shaafi – revised edition of the Book on Salaah)

. Salaah Part 1 (Shaafi)

. Salaah Part 2 (Shaafi)

. Salaah Part 3 (Shaafi)

. Janaazah – Burial (Shaafi and Hanafi)

. The Book on Zakaah (Shafi and Hanafi)

. The Book on Fasting (Shafi and Hanafi)

. The Book on Hajj (Shafi and Hanafi)

. The Book on Legislative History – Part 1

. The Book on Legislative History – Part 2

. The Book on Legislative History – Part 3

. A Journey through the World of Belief – A book on Tauhid / Momotheism

. The Supernatural: Fact or Fiction in Islam

. The laws Pertaining to Mosques in Islam

. Marriage Part 1

. Marriage Part 2

. Maintenance & Child Care

. A Comparative Study on Inheritance in Islam (Translated by Abduraghiem Sallie)

. The Book on Talaq – Divorce (Shafi and Hanafi)

. The Decree of the Apostate According to Islamic Law

. Obedience to parents – A desirable Character Trait

. The Hukum (Decree) of Photography in Islam)

. Is it permissible to Pelt the Jamarats after Fajr during the days of Tashriq?

. The evolution of Islamic Legislation

– Abdulkader Tayob

. Religion in Modern Islamic Discourse

. Islam in South Africa: Mosques, Imams, and Sermons

. Islam: A Short Introduction : Signs, Symbols and Values

. Islamic Resurgence in South Africa: The Muslim Youth Movement

. Encyclopedia of Islam & the Muslim World. (Richard C. Martin, Said Amir Arjomand, Marcia Hermansen, and Abdulkader Tayob)

. Religion and Politics in South Africa: From Apartheid to Democracy. Abdulkader Tayob, Edited with Wolfram Weisse (New York: Waxmann Munster, 1999)

. Shembe, Gandhi Und Die Soldaten Gottes: Wurzeln Der Gewaltfreiheit in Sudafrika (Religion and Society in Transition) by Wolfram Weie, Abdulkader Tayob, and Andreas Heuser

. Maintaining Apartheid or Promoting Change?: The Role of the Dutch Reformed Church in a Phase of Increasing Conflict in South Africa (Religion and Society in Transition) by Wolfram Weie and

– A. Tayob

. Islam and the Cultural Accommodation of Social Change. (book reviews): An article from: The Journal of the American Oriental Society

. Hajj Salim Suwari, AL-(C. 1300): An entry from Macmillan Reference USA’s <i>Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World (Digital – 2004)

. Religious Institutions: An entry from Macmillan Reference USA’s Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World (Digital – 2004)

. Yusuf Ali, Abdullah (1872-1953): An entry from Macmillan Reference USA’s <i>Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World (Digital – 2004)

. Human Rights: Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide (Kindle Edition – May 1, 2010)

. Islam in Africa: Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide (Kindle Edition – May 1, 2010)

-Faldela Williams

. The Cape Malay Cookbook

. More Cape Malay Cooking

– M. Zardad (a descendant of Tuan Guru)

. Qur-an Reading for Beginners

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