On Wednesday, the City of Cape Town opened the newly expanded Muslim burial section at the Maitland Cemetery.
Saudi Arabia’s Islamic affairs minister says the order was in response to citizens’ complaints about the loud volume of mosque speakers. Saudi Arabia has clipped the powers of its religious police who once elicited widespread fear [File: Faisal al-Nasser/Reuters]
MAN LEFT FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE FOLLOWING MOSQUE SHOOTING - RESERVOIR HILLS 2021/06/01 At approximately 10am Emer-G-Med Paramedics responded to the scene of a shooting incident at a Mosque in Spencer Road, Reservoir Hills, west of Durban. On arrival on scene a fifty-seven year old male was found to be seated in his motor vehicle having sustained multiple gunshot wounds from a high caliber weapon. Advanced Life support intervention was needed to stabilize him before he was placed onto t specialized stretcher used for the treatment and prevention of potential spinal cord injuries, and taken through to a nearby hospital for the further immediate definitive care that he required. The motive for the shooting and the facts surrounding it are unknown and will form the subject of a South African Police Services investigation. Emer-G-Med 0861 007 911 #whensecondscount
Are you planning an environmental activity in your faith community? Join SAFCEI’s webinar on the 15 June to find out how to apply for a Faith Community Eco-Justice Grant for environmental activities. The Zoom call on the 15 June 2021 at 11 am will explain the grant making process and criteria your faith institute or community will need to be eligible. SAFCEI is offering small grants to faith institutions and communities wanting to carry out ethical environmental action in Southern Africa. (Criteria are different if you are in South Africa or elsewhere.) SAFCEI will support local environmental activities in your faith community, whether it's practical action, such as a faith institution vegetable garden; or training, such as faith community eco-footprinting; or campaigning, such as an environmental campaign about plastic waste. So if you have plans for an eco-justice activity with your faith community and would like support from SAFCEI, please join the webinar. If you are not able to attend this webinar but are interested please contact our office. Submit your RSVPs and data requests by 8 June: https://forms.gle/xY7A6jA3nNbHg4JY7 More information about the grant can be found here: https://safcei.org/small-grants-for-eco-justice-work.../ Yours sincerely, The SAFCEI Team
1' 6 STRAND MOSQUES PLACED UNDER LOCKDOWN AFTER COVID-19 INFECTIONS, IMAM'S DEATH On Sunday night, the council held an emergency meeting after its senior imam was hospitalised. Moulana Ghosain Rhoda passed away on Monday morning died due to COVID-19-related complications. CORONAVIRUSCOVID-19CORONAVIRUS IN SOUTH AFRICASTRANDSTRAND MOSLEM COUNCILMOULANA GHOSAIN RHODA Shamiela Fisher | 5 hours ago CAPE TOWN - The Strand Moslem Council has decided to place six mosques in the community under lockdown with immediate effect due to COVID-19. On Sunday night, the council held an emergency meeting after its senior imam was hospitalised and later died due to COVID-19-related complications. Moulana Ghosain Rhoda passed away on Monday morning. He was the imam of Strand for 45 years. Of the six mosques that were closed, three were in use daily. Mogamad Nur Badroon is the welfare secretary for the Strand Moslem Council and he said that the mosques had all been sanitised. He said that there are seven known families who had also tested positive for COVID-19. "It's a precautionary measure. Moulana passed away this morning. He was our senior imam. The cause of his death was COVID-related. The decision was taken after debating with the other imams of the council. We came to the conclusion that it will be safer for the community because preservation of life is much more important,” Badroon said. Download the Eyewitness News app to your iOS or Android device. Related articles Ramaphosa: We need to unpack global lessons of COVID-19 as we plan for future SA remains on level 1, gatherings limit increase but no alcohol sale for off-site FILE: A City of Tshwane Health official takes a nasal swab to test for the COVID-19 coronavirus on a taxi operator at the Bloed Street Mall in Pretoria Central Business District, on 11 June 2020. Picture: AFP. KZN govt authorities call for swift arrest of slain RMB GM Nico Swart's killers People are seen next to burning pyres of victims who lost their lives due to the COVID-19 coronavirus at an open crematorium in Bangalore, India, on 26 April 2021. Picture: Manjunath Kiran/AFP AA forecasts slight drop in petrol prices in June Another blow for murder accused Zane Kilian's bail bid NMB mayor Bhanga to write to Ramaphosa over drought disaster declaration Jessie Duarte's ex-husband's name appears in Gupta contract money flows President Ramaphosa calls for equal access to vaccines at World Health Assembly FS Treasury paid more than R11m to Gupta's TNA, Zondo Inquiry hears Ramaphosa calls for global health council to support response to pandemics Six people arrested following protests in Rietvallei TODAY IN HOME UN urges 'political process' amid Gaza reconstruction Pressure mounts on Belarus over forced landing to arrest dissident13 minutes ago Citing COVID-19 risk, US warns against travel to Olympic host Japan19 minutes ago BBC announces internal probe into Diana interview fiascoone hour ago National Guard exits US Capitol after 6 January attack6 minutes ago Major cruise lines to restart voyages for vaccinated passengers22 minutes ago Researcher reveals state awarded over R49bn in irregular contracts to Guptasone hour ago Two months after Palma raid, Mozambique survivors still on runone hour ago Break it down: B-Boy Meaty wants to inspire CT youth with his movesone hour ago CORONAVIRUS Ramaphosa: We need to unpack global lessons of COVID-19 as we plan for future2 hours ago UN chief: We must apply wartime logic to COVID response inequalities4 hours ago Ramaphosa calls for global health council to support response to pandemics6 hours ago VIDEOS Secret witness to Zondo: Signal jamming at 2015 Sona a unilateral decision IEC appoints Moseneke to assess if COVID will allow for free, fair local elections Matshela Koko to Judge Zondo: Your legal team is coaching witnesses LOCAL FS Treasury paid more than R11m to Gupta's TNA, Zondo Inquiry hears2 hours ago Six people arrested following protests in Rietvallei2 hours ago AA forecasts slight drop in petrol prices in June2 hours ago Jessie Duarte's ex-husband, John, worked with Salim Essa, Zondo Inquiry hears3 hours ago De Lille wants corruption whistleblowers to be rewarded financially3 hours ago Hawks: Corruption-accused CT DA councillor linked to food parcel funds not TERS3 hours ago Gun Owners of South Africa says draft bill on firearm ownership ban 'idiocy'4 hours ago ANC NWC looks set to finalise task team to take over party in FS4 hours ago Mbalula pinpoints leadership instability, cable theft as Prasa's challenges4 hours ago POLITICS Magashule to be on the agenda of ANC NWC's meeting today8 hours ago Premier Winde appoints Daylin Mitchell as WC's new Transport MEC9 hours ago