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Understanding Islam ( Cape Argus – Islam is not Arabism)

That the Arab world is in turmoil is obvious. What people must not do, is to confuse Islam with Arabism, elitism and so on. Islam is based on six articles of Belief and five Pillars. 1. Belief in one supreme Creator who is eternal. 2. Belief in angels which includes those of the Torah and Bible. 3. Belief in the prophets of the Torah, Bible and ends with Muhammed. 4. Belief in the revelations advises that Muslims accept much of…

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Death penalty is vital – Cape Argus (Death penalty is vital)

Over years I have written many letters pleading for the return of the death penalty. Monday 5th June, I attended a “Missing Children” program in Athlone as a guest of ward Cllr Rashid Adams. I met with mothers of missing, raped and murdered kids and I was traumatized by the misery of mothers crying in the audience. Across South Africa we witness the result of not having the death penalty. We have the highest rate of murder in the world…

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How did it go wrong? (Cape Argus – The politics of me)

In time, as the ANC loses authority, historians will deliberate, how it resulted. ibn Khaldun the father of Social Science born in Tunis in 1332 foretold this behavior in “al- Muqaddimah” {Lessons and Archive of Early and Subsequent History} When Jacob Zuma became president of the ANC the demise of the ANC began as surge of corruption swept South African. The golden era of Nelson Mandela retreated and the rainbow nation began its decline. Mandela embodied our ability to forgive…

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We all judge (Cape Times, 19 May – Mercy is no joke”)

When I have time to exercise, which at times includes a run across town, I wear less formal attire. When this occurs, building security usually asks for identification. When dressed formally, security rarely asks for ID. The point is, we all judge others on criterion depending on our values. While this may not be righteous, humans are inherently flawed and this behaviour will not readily change. Centuries ago, Muhammed the emissary related a story of a suffering dog at a…

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Intelligence is required (Cape Times , 16 May – Danger of shebeen at UWC now a reality)

The headline “UWC rape, then police abuse” 9th May 10, was poignant for numerous reasons. About three decades ago I was a leader of the Muslim students at UWC when the idea of a campus shebeen was proposed. Aware of the dangers, I rallied students to object against a campus shebeen. At the public meeting where the proposed shebeen was discussed, I was individually intimidated and threatened by unknown “students”. I stood my ground and when my turn came at…

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