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Inside this issue
                                        SA YOUTH cONNEcTINg HEArTS
                                        wITH THEIr AfrIcAN BrOTHErS
                                        A    fter visiting the Soetwater
                                             Refugee camp and helping
                                        the victims of the xenophobic
                                                                           a beautiful and safe country,”
                                                                           said Raees Ismail, team
                                                                           leader of the “Helping Hands,
                                                                                                             going children at the various
                                                                                                             refugee camps. “The children
                                                                                                             are further traumatized by not
                                                                                                                                                 “Helping Hands, Connecting
                                                                                                                                                 Hearts” project.

                                        violence at their school. The      Connecting Hearts” project.       being able to attend school and     The “Helping      Hands,
   Darul Arqam Scoops                   learners of the Ibn                                                                                            Connecting Hearts”
    “Most Developing                    Al Jazariy Academy                                                                                             are      appealing
  Mathematical School”                  in Kromboom were                                                                                               to young South
          Award                         appalled at the                                                                                                Africans to assist
                                        living conditions                                                                                              them in rebuilding
            PAGE 3                      of the refugees and                                                                                            the hope, trust and
                                        saddened by the                                                                                                friendship with the
                                        many traumatized                                                                                               refugee children
                                        and       displaced                                                                                            and families by
                                        children.                                                                                                      dropping off toys,
                                                                                                                                                       books, art and
                                        To affirm their love                                                                                           school stationery
                                        and support for                                                                                                at Masjidus Sunni
                                        the children and                                                                                               in Ayeshire road,
                                        families displaced                                                                                             Kromboom         or
  Health Minister                       by the senseless                                                                                               Albaraka Bank,
                                        attacks, they have                                                                                             cnr      Belgravia
 To Assume More                         arranged to spend                                                                                              and Klipfontein
Powers If New Bills                     one Friday per                                                                                                 road,     Athlone.
                                        month after-school                                                                                             Community bank,
    Are Passed                          at the Soetwater                                                                                               Albaraka,       has
      PAGE 5                            Refugee        camp                                                                                            kindly partnered
                                        interacting      and                                                                                           with the “Helping
                                        playing with the                                                                                               Hands, Connecting
                                        children.                                                                                                      Hearts”     project
                                                                Ghaafithau Razak, learner of ‘Helping Hands, Connecting Hearts” project playing with   to help the youth
                                        “We are hoping to       21month Fasug at the Soetwater Refugee camp.                                           realize the dream
                                        assure the children                                                                                            of building bridges
                                        that not all South Africans are The learners will also conduct losing their school stuff,” said with all people.
                                        bad and that South Africa is a needs assessment of school Zakkiya Lalla, learner of the

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      Editor: Sanaa Petersen
     Religious Contributors:
           Dr Abdul Malik
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Capetonian awarded for his contribution to Melayu Keris                   was that the city had failed           the Human Sciences Research        placed non-nationals.
Lok 9                                                                     to comply with the manda-              Council (HSRC) said on
                                                                          tory conditions set out in sec-        Monday. “If government does        “The Somali national has now
                                                                          tions 6 and 7 of the National          not engage with the sentiment      returned to the Loerie Park
                                                                          Building Regulations and               being expressed by ordinary        camp, as have about five other
                                                                          Building Standard Act 103 of           residents that foreign nation-     Somalis so far who had tried
                                                                          1977 (the Building Standards           als should leave the country,      unsuccessfully to return to
                                                                          Act). “(Walele) contended              the risk is that these feelings    their shops. They have now
                                                                          that the city’s decision-maker         of alienation between govern-      decided, in view of this latest
                                                                          had not considered the effect          ment and South African citi-       attack, that they are not safe in
                                                                          that the erection of the flats         zens will deepen and the pos-      the location.
                                                                          would have on his property.            sibility of a successful reinte-
                                                                          He argued that this violated his       gration will be diminished,”       ------------------------------------
                                                                          right to property protected by         said the report released by the
                                                                          section 25 of the Constitution.        HSRC.                              Corruption delays houses
                                                                          He secondly asserted that the                                             for the poor
                                                                          city had violated his constitu-        The HSRC invited Minister of
 Mogammad Hartley, local           book in our schools titled,            tional right to procedural fair-       Social Development, Dr Zola        A 260-unit housing scheme in
 Capetonian, was invited by        “Golden Keris” written by Dr           ness by failing to afford him a        Skweyiya to receive the report.    Kewtown, Athlone which is
 Tuan Guru Azlan Ghanie of         Cassiem D’Arcy.                        hearing prior to the approval          Skweyiya said the xenophobic       due to begin on 19 April, has
 Silat Melayu Keris Lok 9 and                                             of the building plans,” said the       attacks were an embarrass-         been delayed for more than
 publisher of the only Martial     ------------------------------------   judgment.                              ment to all South Africans.        a decade due to allegations
 Arts Magazine “Seni Beladiri”                                                                                   “We didn’t do enough work          of corruption and constant
 in South East Asia to a grading   Local doctor stops four-sto-           Walele’s victory didn’t come           in educating the masses about      changes in the leadership of
 in Kuatan,Malaysia in May         rey construction                       easy with the City of Cape             the help we received from the      the programme, stretching the
 2008. He was awarded with a                                              Town and the (friend of the            African countries during the       patience of beneficiaries to
 symbolic sash for his contri-     Azeem Hassan Walele, a doc-            court) City of Johannesburg,           apartheid era,” said Skweyiya.     the limit.
 bution in promoting Melayu        tor from Walmer Estate, won            arguing that Walele was not            The HSRC recommended that
 Silat in Cape Town.               an appeal in the highest court         entitled to a hearing in rela-         a national summit or Indaba        The provincial department
                                   to stop his neighbours from            tion to his neighbours’ build-         on foreign nationals and immi-     of housing said the People’s
 The Malay Keris is the only       putting up a four-storey build-        ing plans and that the city had        grants in South African should     Housing Process (PHP) ini-
 sword featured prominently        ing next to his property.              complied with the Building             be held to achieve social inte-    tiative would cost nearly R10-
 at the IZIKO Slave Lodge                                                 Standards Act. Walele only             gration and peaceful coexist-      million. Addressing more than
 museum in Adderly street,         “The applicant applied to the          met success when he turned             ence.                              100 excited Kewtown resi-
 Cape Town. This sword was         High Court to set aside a deci-        to the Constitutional Court for                                           dents, who had braved the cold
 awarded for the bravery shown     sion by the City of Cape Town          leave to appeal                        A sign of the danger still faced   weather to attend the meeting
 by the “Panglimas” Malay          to approve building plans for                                                 by returning refugees was still    addressed by Housing MEC
 Warriors (shortened to Pang       a four-storey block of flats to        ------------------------------------   evident in the Southern Cape       Richard Dyantyi.        Dyanti
 here in Cape town) in fighting    be erected on a parcel of land                                                where people assisting in          said housing needs had to be
 the Portugese, Dutch, English     situated in Walmer Estate,             Re-integration is a deadly             the so-called refugee camps        met. While the residents were
 and Spanish during their occu-    Woodstock, Cape Town. The              reality for (African) foreign          that were set up there in the      happy that the project was now
 pation of the Melayu world.       applicant owns the residential         nationals                              last month reported that one       taking off, there was some
                                   property adjoining the prop-                                                  Somali who tried to return to      tension over the likely benefi-
 This Malay Keris is the only      erty on which the block of             The re-integration of foreign          his shop in the Nekkies loca-      ciaries. Some argued that they
 sword that can stand on its       flats is to be erected,” read the      nationals back into the com-           tion was beaten and his car        had been on the waiting list
 point and known to have mys-      judgment. It said Walele raised        munity following the recent            badly damaged by a crowd           longer than others and there-
 tical powers. Urban legends       numerous objections to the             spate of xenophobic attacks            of 30 who threw stones at          fore deserved preference.
 have written about the Malay      city’s approval of the plans.          may not be possible for some           him. This prompted a call for
 Keris including a prescribe       “The first major complaint             time under current conditions,         urgent advocacy help for dis-

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                                             Forgotten Young Heroes Of Islam
  These days it seems that the only heroes/ idols our youth know about are singers, actors and the like. Yet in Islam there were many brave young heroes. Here are some
  of them:

  • Sayyidinaa AishaThe Prophet (SAW) died whenMuhammadyears old.She lived withauthority on (SAW) forrelatedofmatters. She narrated thousandsgreat deal as
    during that time.
                      (RA) the wife of the Prophet
                                                   she was 18
                                                                     She was the
                                                                                 the Prophet
                                                                                                      most her teenage years and learnt a
                                                                                                                                              of Ahadeeth
       well and taught the companions for 40 years.

  • Osama Binthe army. – at the tender age of 17 he was chosen by the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) because of his abilities, war acumen and tactic to serve as a
    General in
               Zaid (RA)

  • Ali Prophet’s bed pretending to beage of 10. When the Prophet (SAW) life was threatened and he migrated to Madinah, Ali (RA) risked his own life by sleeping in
        (RA) – accepted Islam at the
                                       the Prophet.

  • Abdullah Bin Affan (RA) – he was a commentator/interpreter of the Quran. At the age of 13/14 he sat on the senate of Sayyidinaa Umr (RA).
  • Musab Bin his wealth for –the spread ofadvent of Islam,battles. Hewealthy martyrofatthe Arabs, wellUhud. and extremely handsome. When he accepted Islam he
    donated all
                Umair (RA) before the
                                            Islam and for
                                                            he was a
                                                                       died a
                                                                                         the battle of
JULY 2008 - RAJAB 1429
cElEBrATINg OUr YOUTH                                                              DArUl ArqAM ScOOPS
– rADIO 786 ‘HANDS’
                                                                                   “MOST DEvElOPINg
Y     outh day, 16 June, is a historic    be exact). Clearly it was a major
      event etched in the hearts and
minds of all South Africans. It is
a day aimed at remembering the
                                          sacrifice as most of us are still busy
                                          with exams.                              ScHOOl” AwArD
sacrifices made while celebrating         I myself as well as other Youthopians

youth and developing them                 coming from the so-called
into future leaders. Radio 786, a         impoverished areas has shown that           ive thousand learners competed in the annual UCT Maths Olympiad on the 11th
community radio station decided to        although there are many factors that        June 2008. This year the thirteen-year old school, Darul Arqam High in Mitchells
take it one step further by having the    contributes to why youth are going       Plain scooped the “Most developing Mathematical School” award.
youth run the station on youth day.       astray we are capable and equipped
                                          to live up to our motto, that being      The proud principal, Sheikh Ebrahim Dawood, said ‘I am extremely proud of the
Shanaaz Gool-Hamid, station               taking the lead and being apart of a     school’s achievement especially since Darul Arqam is a fairly young school that was
manager of radio 786, says that youth     meaningful change.                       only established in 1995’.
day is a time to reflect on the history
but more importantly to focus on            On a lighter note, the day was
the future and identify ways to give      successful, with so many different
youth opportunities to learn. The         moods existing within the studios
youth day programme is one such           of radio 786 such as, excitement,
project which aims at developing          teamwork. The day also made me
youth and encouraging them to             aware that Radio is not just about
discover their capabilities through       sitting behind the microphone. As
practical learning. Empowering the        the acting Station manager for two
youth is very important to Radio 786      successful years it has been real fun
and through training during the year      and also ‘a lot of work’.
they are exposed to the management
of various departments at the radio       We were present at radio from 06:30
station. On youth day, the radio          till 24:30. These are only but some of
station is “handed” over to the youth     the sacrifices that we normally do to
who are in charge of running the          serve our youth and the community.
station for the day.
                                          We say Shukran to our parents as
“This project allows the youth to         well Radio 786 for enabling us to do
gain experience for the day and           what we do. Without Radio 786 for
developthemselves in a practical          granting us this opportunity and the
manner, which is the best way to          support we would’ve not been able
learn skills, build confidence and        to achieve what we have.
acquire the skills and tools that they
can use in their everyday lives,” said    We urge youth to join Youthopia and
Hamid                                     Radio 786 and be apart of such an
                                          activity as it can only do you good.
My experience as Chairman of
the Youthopia team – Tashreeq             We looking forward to many more
Truebody                                  good times and experiences as it can
                                          only get better.
This year the broadcasting of youth
day was clearly unforgettable as well
as mind-blowing. With 10 members
being assigned to certain duties such
as Station Manager, programme’s
manager, technical duties, reception
duties etc. I had the opportunity
to be the Station manager for the
second time in a row, being only
16 years of age I managed to be
in charge of the radio. It wasn’t
                                          Tashreeq Truebody(chairperson
easy though. Youthopians started          of youthopia, producer, presenter         Learners of the Darul Arqam High school that competed in the UCT Maths Olympiad in June are Imraan
pitching up at the radio in the early     and acting station manager for           Starks, Sheikh Ebrahim Dawood - Principal, Gadija Taliep, Zainab Kamaldien and Aneesa Chibba.
hours of the morning, (06:30 to           youth day )

T   he High Court in Cape Town
    is to decide if polygamous
Muslim marriages should be
                                          Jennifer Williams, director of
                                          the Women’s Legal Centre, said
                                          “The Surviving Spouses Act and
                                                                                   polygamous marriages could
                                                                                   have their claims to inheritance
                                                                                   recognised by the courts.
                                                                                                                      2001. She now stands to lose
                                                                                                                      the house they lived in. Under
                                                                                                                      Muslim law, Ebrahim Hassam
                                                                                                                                                          instance can rely on any relief from
                                                                                                                                                          the courts.” The consequences of
                                                                                                                                                          dissolution of a Muslim marriage
recognised so that the wives              the Intestate Succession Act in                                             had another wife, Miriam, and       by divorce remain unregulated
can benefit if their husband dies         this sense discriminate against          Hassam wants the court to order    fathered more children while she    and under the jurisdiction of the
without leaving a will. However,          people in this kind of religious         the executor of her husband’s      lived elsewhere. Miriam is not      Muslim Judicial Council (Cape
the courts recognise polygamous           marriage.”                               estate to recognise her marriage   opposing Fatima’s application.      Town), whose decisions remain
African customary marriages,                                                       and allow her to inherit. She                                          largely unenforceable.
but not polygamous religious              If the court rules in favour of          was married to Ebrahim Hassam      Hassam’s attorney, Igshaan
marriages.                                Fatima Gabie Hassam, thousands           for 30 years and bore him four     Higgins, said: “Under current
                                          of other Muslim widows in                children before his death in       legislation, neither wife in this
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BAHASA MAlAY                                                                         THE STONE – wEAPON Of THE OPPrESSED
                                                                                     ismail osman
                                                                                           ince the beginning of time the stone has played      to lift it while he placed the black stone into posi-

grADUATES                                                                                  a significant role in the life of the oppressed.
                                                                                      During times of conflict and war the disadvantaged,
                                                                                                                                                tion, thus bringing peace and harmony to tribes who
                                                                                                                                                for years were at war with each other.

                                                                                      because of the exploitation by those in power, they
    he language teacher, Hadji Osman was sent on the instructions of the              found it difficult to procure the bare necessities        When performing the pilgrimage, Muslims are
    Chief Minister of Melaka, Datuk Seri Hj Mohd Ali Bin Mohd Rustam                  needed for their sustenance and survival, let alone       required to pelt the jamaraats at Muna. This ritual
at the request of the Western Cape Premier, Ebrahien Rasool during a                  finding resources for arms and weapons. They were         stems from the time Nabi Ebrahim (A.S) was tor-
Malaysia - South African seminar at Capetonian Hotel in early March of                forced to the most crude, though inexpensive form         mented by shaytaan, where upon he pelted shaytaan
2007 to promote the Bahasa Malay language.                                            of defence and counter attack - the STONE. The            with stones
                                                                                      stone need not to be purchased as it never had and
                                                                                      never will have a market value. It is and always          During the year 1976 the notorious apartheid gov-
                                                                                      will be freely available and there for the taking.        ernment was fought with stones. As the army
                                                                                      Almighty Allah has made it possible that the whole        advanced towards the schools firing real bullets,
                                                                                      earth is strewn with the stone.                           the students’ only method of counter-attack was
                                                                                                                                                to hurl stones at them. The persistent stone-throw-
                                                                                      Allow me to cite a few cases in history of the            ing proved to much for the army, as well as their
                                                                                      power of the stone. At the time when the Holy             sophisticated caspers and buffels. So, finally after
                                                                                      Kaa-bah made of stone, became the focal point of          years of oppression, exploitation, and subjugation
                                                                                      mankind’s attention and direction, Abra came with         the perpetrators of the evil apartheid regime were
                                                                                      a herd of elephants to break down the Kaa-bah.            annihilated by the power of the stone.
                                                                                      Allah had a better plan. A host of birds each carry-
                                                                                      ing tiny stone pebbles in their beaks, with utmost        Another case of note is that of the Afghanistans
                                                                                      precision, released the pebbles onto the approaching      against the Russians. For years Muslims were
                                                                                      elephants, thus preventing them from destroying the       prevented from freely practicing Islam under
                                                                                      Holy Kaa-bah.                                             Communist rule. Once again the catapult fitted with
                                                                                                                                                the stone being the only weapon in the hands of the
                                                                                      Goliath the giant had the strength to crush David to      oppressed did great damage in that part of the world,
                                                                                      a pulp, yet again the stone saved David, who car-         liberating people from the shackles of oppression.
                                                                                      ried a sling, in which he placed a stone. As Goliath
                                                                                      approached he swung the sling a few times releasing       In recent times the significance of the stone has
                                                                                      the stone, knocking Goliath against the forehead          once again surfaced vis-à-vis the oppressed of the
                                                                                      bringing him crashing to the ground.                      land of Palestine. Israel possessing the world’s
                                                                                                                                                most sophisticated weaponry are at this very point
                                                                                      When the Nabi (PBUH) was in Mecca, there existed          in time experiencing great difficulty in coping with
                                                                                      many warring tribes who were continuously at each         the young stone-throwing Palestinians. Indeed this
                                                                                      others throats in their struggle for possession and       continuous hurling of stones has caused great con-
                                                                                      power. The Nabi (PBUH) task was to place the stone        sternation with in the Israeli camps and has surely
                                                                                      in its position. Each of the tribes wanted to gain the    proven itself a force with which to be reckoned.
                                                                                      honour of lifting the stone. The Nabi (PBUH) real-
caption:     BAHASA         MALAY     graduates    of    2007      held               ized this and while tension was starting to build up      Oh! You who are the oppressed,
at   IPSA,    Habibia     in  Athlone    on   Sat,  14    June    2008.               amongst the tribes, the Nabi (PBUH) removed the           Do not grieve while being dispossessed,
Back : [L] Nazeema Salie, Mogamat Kamedien, Nazreen Salie                             scarf which he wore around his head and shoulders.        For if in your hand you have a stone,
Front : Riedoh Allen, Ebrahiem ManuelL, Hadji Osman [Malaysian language               He laid the scarf on the ground, moved the black          You shall never ever be alone
teacher], Achmat Abrahams, Ganief Toefy                                               stone onto it and called each leader of the four tribes

T   he Institute for the
    study of current Islam
(ISCI), a research wing of
                                  focus on local issues and
                                  less on International issues
                                  because it seems that there
                                                                     a snapshot of the survey, for
                                                                     your empowerment.
                                                                                                             3.     SA Muslim community
                                                                                                                  has its ups and downs
                                                                                                                  with more downs than
                                                                                                                                                                foreign Muslims; we only
                                                                                                                                                                stick with and help our
the International Peace           is an obsession with namely,       Findings of Muslim Attitudes                 ups: Too many unresolved
University of South Africa        Palestine instead of local         Survey Ethnographic data                     issues; too ritualised; its              7. The     increasing   gap
(IPSA), conducted a ‘Muslim       poverty, crime and violence.                                                    a fragmented community                      between the rich and
Attitudes Survey’ during the                                         Options were also given to                   with many ulama bodies                      poor Muslims: Affluent
month of April 2008 to assist     The results of the survey          respondents to expand upon                                                               Muslims do not give; gap
the ‘ulamā in strategizing        indicated that the Muslim          their particular responses. The         4. The South African Muslim                      leads to immorality; rich
for their communities and         community are diverse in its       following represents the data              community is in deep                          Muslims look down on the
to locate and obtain insight      thinking with respondents from     collected in this respect.                 trouble: Gay marriages                        poor ones; conspicuous
into the views and feelings of    the 50+ age group varying                                                     and apostasy; materialism;                    consumption leads to
Muslims in Cape Town. The         greatly from their 18-30 year      What is your general view of               hypocrisy; large scale                        class envy
survey was conducted with         old counterparts. There is also    the South African Muslim                   immorality; disillusioned
random participants via the       a vast difference in the results   community:                                 youth                                      8. The increasing immorality
ISCI and VOC website and          from respondents from the                                                                                                   we find in society:
focused interviews in Delft       Upper and Middle Economic          1. The       SA       Muslim            5. None of the above (state                      dress code; gay couples;
and Lansdowne. A total of 320     Sectors (UES & MES) and the           community is a well                     other)    …Community                          disrespect of mosques; a
respondents were surveyed.        Lower Economic Sector (LES),          functioning one : As                    has seriously lapsed into                     society without taqwa is a
                                  which in this case was the Delft      compared to other places;               “Shaytani     practices”;                     dangerous and scary one;
In general the survey showed      area. There is however, no            we have laid a solid                    certain sectors display                       superficiality; children
that immorality, Islamic          significant gender divide.            foundation in SA; we                    range of above four;                          are not taught how to
educational institutions and                                            have a major influence on               problems in coping                            implement their rights
joblessness feature high on       According to the survey               national policy;a vibrant               with the demands of the
the list of challenges and        facilitator, DrAuwais Rafodien,       financial, educational and              modern world; need to                      9. The global onslaught
priorities as compared to         the survey results are available      religious infrastructure                assert Muslim identity                        against Islam generally:
racism, income gap, global        on the website http://iscisa.                                                                                               West sees us as a threat
onslaught against Islam and and may be used         2. The       SA      Muslim             Q: The biggest challenge                         because of our religious
the building of mosques           by individuals and/ or Ulema          community has its ups                   facing Muslims in South                       beliefs and values; they
and Islamic associations.         to determine a needs analysis         and downs, with more ups                Africa is:                                    make trouble in Muslim
However, in Delft the             of the Muslim community or            than downs: Compared to                                                               countries; we are constantly
priorities and challenges are     may be used for information           countries abroad; we have            6. Racist    attitudes    by                     put on the defensive;
substantially different. The      purposes. For our readers that        good basic knowledge of                 Muslims      themselves:                      negative media portrayal
majority of respondents felt      have limited access to the            Islam; we tend to be a                  Holier than thou attitude;
that there should be a stronger   internet, we have published           close-knit family                       racism towards black and                   Continue to page 7
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anso thom

T   wo bills recently tabled
    in Parliament are set to
shake up the private hospi-
                                 ing that National Health
                                 Insurance is a more urgent
                                 priority at this stage and
                                                                 see an exodus of specialists
                                                                 and the destruction of pri-
                                                                 vate healthcare.
                                                                                                 national regulatory bodies,
                                                                                                 which operate on the premise
                                                                                                 of that medicine registration
                                                                                                                                  it would signal the death
                                                                                                                                  knell of the scientific gover-
                                                                                                                                  nance of medicines and clin-
tal industry and centralise      would have a greater impact                                     is a technical process over-     ical trials in South Africa.
decision-making over hos-        on the lives of especially      The medicines bill seeks to     seen by a specialist body that
pital tariffs as well as the     poor South Africans. But        replace the inefficient and     considers safety, quality and    “In our view, this [bill] is
regulation of new medicines      there just seems to be a lack   overburdened Medicines          efficacy and are independent     the latest attack on evidence
and scientific trials within                                                                                                      based regulation of medi-
the health minister’s office.                                                                                                     cines and clinical trials,” the
                                                                                                                                  organisations said.
The     National       Health
Amendment Bill (health                                                                                                            “This latest development,
bill) and the Medicines                                                                                                           made in the name of improv-
and Related Substances                                                                                                            ing effectiveness and effi-
Amendment Bill (medicines                                                                                                         ciency, seeks to destroy what
bill) were both published                                                                                                         to date has only been weak-
in April and there is wide-                                                                                                       ened. It does so by propos-
spread agreement that they                                                                                                        ing an amendment to the Act
are the most important piec-                                                                                                      that will effectively allow
es of health legislation to be                                                                                                    the health minister to block
proposed in recent years.                                                                                                         the registration of medicines
                                                                                                                                  of proven quality, safety and
However, the health depart-                                                                                                       efficacy, as well as to allow
ment has been accused of                                                                                                          the sale and provision of
hasty drafting and being hell                                                                                                     untested ‘treatments’ and
bent on rushing both bills                                                                                                        ‘cures’,” said ALP lawyer
through parliament before                                                                                                         Jonathan Berger.
the general elections early
next year.                                                                                                                        The ALP and TAC also
                                                                                                                                  accused the health depart-
Some groups in the African                                                                                                        ment of developing the bill
National Congress and the        of enthusiasm on the side of    Control Council with a new      of political structures.         in an unaccountable and
Congress of South African        the minister to tackle such     regulatory authority, and it                                     non-transparent manner that
Trade Unions are lobbying        issues, rather going for easy   gives the health minister the   In a joint submission to         makes a mockery of public
for the bills to be withdrawn    targets which are important,    power to turn down an appli-    Parliament, the Aids Law         consultation.
to attend to other priority      but not a priority at this      cation to register a medicine   Project (ALP) and Treatment
issues, according to well-       stage,” said an ANC source.     on the grounds that it is not   Action Campaign (TAC),
placed sources.                                                  in the public interest.         called for the medicines bill
                                 Doctor groups have also                                         to be withdrawn, warning         Continue on page 6
  “There is a strong feel-       warned that the laws would      This is in contrast to inter-   that if it became law

The symbolism and associations of National Youth Day resonate powerfully with millions
of South Africans.

The generation of 1976, who stood up resolutely against injustice, will recall the bitter
conflict of the time * the teargas, the batons, the caspirs, the marches - and close their eyes
in remembrance of their compatriots who sustained injury or died in pursuing their just

The generation of the 80s will reflect on how they built on the foundation of their predeces-
sors by forging unprecedented levels of solidarity in the face of intensifying state violence,
in their efforts to finally end apartheid and usher in democracy.

Today, we have the privilege of joining our young people as we explore the full
potential of our creativity and abilities in an unfolding non-racial democracy.

As you mix-it, dance to Kwaito, Hip Hop Pantsula and Brasse vannie Kaap,
listen to I-pods, connect through Facebook, read novels, enjoy recreational
facilities, watch DVDs, debate freely, recite poetry and pursue educa-
tional opportunities, understand that these and other seemingly simple
freedoms were hard fought for and must be protected.

I wish you well on National Youth Day.

Premier Ebrahim Rasool

For information on the range of Youth Services
offered by government, phone 0861 142 142
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Continue from page 5             and Switzerland, among oth-       public sector.                     tiate individually with these      expressed concern that the
                                 ers, negotiate tariffs with the                                      large provider groups, is not      proposed facilitator was not
However, Dr Anban Pillay,        private sector.                   However, Pillay said that the      healthy,” she said.                independent and that neither
Chief    Director    Health                                        bill created an opportunity                                           the facilitator nor the health
Economics in the health          However, there is concern         for medical schemes to nego-       Private hospital groups told       department accepted any lia-
department said efficacy,        that the facilitator would be a   tiate with private healthcare      Parliament’s health portfolio      bility should the results of
safety and quality would not     political appointment, work-      providers. “I do not see the       committee this week that is        the regulations cause dam-
be compromised. He said a        ing under the direction of the    problem with this,” he said.       had been impossible to con-        age to any organization or
body similar to the MCC          health minister.                                                     sult with the health depart-       individual.
would investigate the effi-                                        Professor Di McIntyre, health      ment.
cacy, safety and quality of       Medical aid companies are        economist at the University                                           “This leaves one with the
a drug.                          complaining that rising costs     of Cape Town said there had        “We have often felt like an        impression that they them-
                                 have made medical aid cover       been a massive outflow of          orphan … tugging at the            selves have a lack of faith in
A “declaration” would then       unaffordable for low income       doctors from the public sec-       skirts of a mother who will        the proposed legislations,”
be made and a certificate        earners. The private sector       tor to the private sector since    not listen,” Nkaki Matlala,        said Bishop.
issued. The company would        is primarily funded through       the eighties and only a slight     chairman-designate of the
then be able to export the       contributions to medical          increase in private patients.      Hospital Association of SA,        Dr Richard Friedland, CEO
medicine to a market outside     schemes, which provide                                               said.                              of Netcare acknowledged the
of South Africa. However,        health insurance coverage to      “So the number of patients                                            substantial inequities in the
if its intention was to sell     some 7 million beneficia-         per doctor in the private sec-     Medi-Clinic CEO Koert              delivery of healthcare, but
it locally, then it would be     ries (of a total South African    tor has dropped. Doctors in        Pretorius maintained that          said he believed the private
scrutinized by committees in     population of approximately       turn have to push up their         private hospital tariffs were      sector could play a meaning-
accordance with its benefit      47 million).                      fees and make sure people          reasonable and that annual         ful role in the provision of
to the population, the burden                                      see them more often. Also,         increases had been reason-         services to those people who
of disease and its appropri-     Interim results from the          the current power imbalance,       able.                              are unable to currently access
ateness for the local market.    Council for Medical Schemes       where three hospital groups                                           private healthcare services. –
                                 has revealed that the closed      own 85% of beds and 120 or         Mark Bishop, head of               Health-e News Service.
The pricing committee would      medical aids serving most-        more schemes have to nego-         funder relations at Netcare,
rule on the value for money      ly blue collar workers have
of the drug in question.         had to dip into reserves as
                                 medical costs rise. As this is
                                                                   MUSlIM JOUrNAlISTS ATTEND
“These committees have to        unsustainable, there is a fear
report to someone to make        that these medical aids will      INvESTIgATIvE JOUrNAlISM wOrkSHOP
the final say and it has to      have to close and that their
be the minister,” said Pillay.
He denied that the process
would be slowed down sig-
                                 members will be dumped on
                                 the public sector.                J ournalists of the local Muslim media
                                                                     organisations were amongst the fifteen
                                                                   community journalists who attended a two-
                                                                                                                       Journalism Project of the University of the
                                                                                                                       Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and facilitated
                                                                                                                       by Frayintermedia. Most participants echoed
nificantly stating that many     The 2007 South African            day investigative journalism workshop               that investigative journalism skills are need-
of the applications could run    Health Review (SAHR)              held earlier this month in Stellenbosch.            ed to strengthen community journalists as
in parallel.                     reported that just over           The workshop was commissioned by                    most of their reporting are from grassroots
                                 R100 billion was spent on         Birgit Schwarz, Director of Investigative           – directly affecting the ordinary person.
According to Pillay, interna-    health care in South Africa
tional evidence showed that      in 2005, equivalent to some
government would also have       7.7% of the country’s Gross
more bargaining power in         Domestic Product (GDP).
terms of pricing if the drug     However, only about 40%
was not registered until an      of total health care funds
agreement was reached on         in South Africa are spent in
the price.                       the public sector, while 60%
                                 flow through private inter-
He confirmed that every new      mediaries.
drug application would have
to go via the minister for       Another complaint is that
final approval, based on the     the expanding private health
recommendations from the         system disproportionately
various committees.              absorbs health resources in
                                 the country. Historically, the
Meanwhile, the publica-          distribution of health person-
tion of the National Health      nel in the country has been
Amendment Bill has seen a        highly inequitable, skewed
forceful response from vari-     in favour of the private sec-
ous stakeholders including       tor, the richest provinces and
threats of legal action.         urban areas.

The health bill aims to make     Hospital and doctor groups
private health care more         as well as opposition politi-
affordable by regulating the     cal parties have warned that
annual price negotiations        the bill would see the col-
between the private health-      lapse of the private health
care providers and medical       sector and exodus of doctors,
schemes. A facilitator would     particularly specialists who
be appointed by the minis-       usually charge higher rates
ter to facilitate negotiations   than medical schemes’ rec-
between the private health-      ommended tariffs.
care industry and medical
schemes. By combating ris-       A snap survey conducted
ing private healthcare costs,    by a South African Medical
the department believes          Association       committee
medical scheme membership        revealed that 66% of doctors
would become more afford-        surveyed, the vast majority
able to more people.             specialists, would consider
                                 emigration if the health bills
It is also not an unprecedent-   becomes law. Only eight of        (f) Sanaa Petersen – Islamic Media Agency, (l-r) Mariam Salie – Islamic Media Agency, Shanaaz
ed type of health reform.        the 1 000 doctors said they       Gool Hamiet – Radio 786, Nabuweyah Malick – MJC-Media Desk, Muneebah Benjamin – Voice
Japan, Germany, Belgium          would consider joining the        of the Cape, Mahmood Sanglay – Muslim Views and facilitator Michael Schmidt
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Continue from page 4                   institutions: Knowledge            everone has the right to           creates silos that leave            not legal yet;many rights
                                       is the key                         their opinion                      them unprepared to deal             and provisions opposed
10.    no commitment to                                                                                      with the real world; do not         to the Shariah; its
   the deen; to find balance       15. projects that will result       Culture is an important part          live up to their mission            becoming increasingly
   between local and global            in job creation for the         of religion:                          statement; can lead to              Islamophobic; too much
   commitment; youth are               unemployed:       hungry                                              exclusive mentality; too            poverty and struggling
   the biggest challenge               stomach leads to crime;         19. A g r e e - B o n d s             expensive; they focus               Muslims
   as they out of control;             self-sustenance leads               communities; if you               more on secular rather
   growing       prevalence            to education and social             know where you come               than Islamic studies; we         Muslims should focus
   of shirk; must see                  upliftment;       society           from you can make the             live in a multi-cultural         more on local rather than
   ourselves as part of the            reinforces inequality; will         right decisions; creates          society                          international issues:
   global ummah; lack of               bring people to Islam;              pride and sense of
   direction; drug abuse and           leads to increased self-            belonging; keeps religion     Islamic        financial             31. Agree-Charity begins at
   gangsterism                         worth; this is a practical          alive; creates vibrancy in    institutions benefit the                 home; think global, act
                                       benefit                             a community; culture is       Muslim community:                        local; our own people
Q: Respecting      other                                                   the gateway to religion;                                               are struggling; grassroots
   religions and cultures          16. educational,      health                                          25. Agree-provides       interest        work more effective than
   means that Muslims                  and social projects             20. Disagree-Religion first,          free facility;      without          marches; too much focus
   should:                             that benefit all; self-             culture second; culture           them progress       will be          on what is happening
                                       sufficiency;      create            not part of religion; there       retarded; they      do help          elsewhere; this is the
11. interact with them to find         Islamically     focussed            is no clear understanding         the community                        country of our birth and
    out what they believe and          conventional education              of what is acceptable                                                  we owe it a duty
    practice: needed in order          systems of a very high              culture; can lead to bidah    26. Disagree-they concerned
    to engage and live with            standard; provide basic             and racism                        with their own profits;          32. Disagree-World affairs
    neighbours; interaction            human needs such as                                                   have not seen them build             affect us; Muslims are
    develops true respect;             food and shelter; we            Madrassa education is still           an orphanage                         an Ummah; Solidarity
    it makes one appreciate            need to uplift people           a vital part of a child’s                                                  with Muslims first above
    one’s own religion more;           with both employment            education:                        Learning Islamic law is                  other religious groups;
    one exposes them to Islam          and guidance; to educate                                          more important than being                there is greater suffering
    through interaction; it            one’s own children;             21. Agree-Teaches           the   able to read Quran:                      in other parts of the
    is an opportunity for              support da’wah and relief           basics; in today’s rat                                                 Muslim world;
    da’wah; it demystifies             organisations; should be            race no time to educate       27. A g r e e - B e a u t i f u l
    the boogie man                     helping township people             children on our own;              recitation meritorious           The West is the major cause
                                                                           with strong fundamentals          but does not lead to             of our problems:
12. respect from a distance        Agree or disagree:                      faith will not be                 understanding           and
    and be more concerned                                                  compromised; kids need            knowledge; Obligations           33. A g r e e - C o n t r o l
    about one’s own beliefs:       Differences of opinion                  to interact with their own        have to be fulfilled first;          everything     including
    To you your religion and       weaken the community:                   kind; children with no            both are important                   media and business;
    to me mine; cleanse our                                                madrasah education are                                                 they are jealous of our
    own morals first; we tend      17. Agree-Breaks family ties;           mislead; a child can be       28. Disagree-Everybody can               practice of the Sunnah;
    to become like them;               art of debate has been              easily moulded                    read the Quran but not               the importation of their
    temptation to practise             forgotten; disagreements                                              everybody can afford to              values erodes ours;
    easier religions; we first         have proved divisive at         22. Disagree-Parents should           study law; Quran is the              they wish to dismiss
    need to respect ourselves;         leadership level and have           become more involved              same as the Law or leads             importance of religion;
    many Muslims too weak              led to dishonesty and               rather than leaving it up         to the Law; Quran and                due to ubiquitousness of
    to engage with others              arrogance; we nitpick               to a third party                  Islam must be imbibed in             West; their way of life
                                       over secondary issues;                                                hearts first before details          misleads and they see us
Q: The first priority for              renders       community         Islamic schools are better            of law                               as terrorists
   well to do Muslims is to            vulnerable to attacks;          for Muslims than secular
   put their money into :              results in confusion            ones:                             The     South       African          34. Disagree-It is due to our
                                                                                                         government          protects             failure that they do not
13. building and maintaining       18. D i s a g r e e - M e t h o d   23. Agree-they can get both       Muslim’s interests:                      know Islam; they are able
    mosques and Islamic                rather than content of              religious and secular                                                  to impose themselves
    associations: so that other        differences that is the             education allowing free       29. Agree-Enjoys protection              because of our weakness;
    religions and cultures can         problem;        differences         time in the afternoon; are        like other faiths; more              we created our own
    look up to Muslims and             healthy and leads to                better if done well               freedom than in some                 problems; we have not
    associations can spend             educational enhancement                                               Islamic        countries;            armed ourselves with
    money where it is needed           and critical thinking; we       24. D i s a g r e e - M o r e         Government         enables           Islamic knowledge and
    in the Muslim community;           should not be like sheep;           important for Muslims             efficient Hajj; we have              behaviour; we lack unity;
    build      infrastructure          leads to awareness,                 to integrate rather than          financial institutions,              the earth is borderless;
    for Shariah compliant              respect and sharing;                be isolated; some have            halal food and are allowed           Muslim excess can rival
    youth activities; masjids          mindless         agreement          become elitist and serve          to practise our deen in              Western excess; if we
    struggle financially and           leads to stagnation and             class interest; does              schools and universities             think like that then we
    need help; mosques is              monopolies; it can be               not provide necessary                                                  just like them; we choose
    where people pray                  positive and constructive;          quality and balance;          30. Disagree-No, protects                what can influence us
                                       leads      to     a    more         misbehaviour of students;         interests of all its citizens;
14. building and maintaining           democratic and hence                we are part and parcel of         politicians only fill their
    Islamic     educational            stronger       community;           secular society as well;          own pockets; marriages

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The Pentagon is moving for-           escalating fight against Al Qaeda     facility at Guantánamo Bay.            minimal areas for the prisoners      Sandra L. Hodgkinson, the senior
ward with plans to build a new,       and the Taliban.                                                             to exercise, and kitchen, shower     Pentagon official for detention
40-acre detention complex on the                                            Military officials have long been      and bathroom space is also inad-     policy, in a telephone interview.
main American military base in        The proposal for a new American       aware of serious problems with         equate.                              “It was renovated to do a tempo-
Afghanistan, officials said, in a     prison at Bagram underscores the      the existing detention center in                                            rary mission. There is a sense that
stark acknowledgment that the         daunting scope and persistence of     Afghanistan, the Bagram Theater        Faced with that, American offi-      this is the right time to build a
United States is likely to continue   the United States military’s deten-   Internment Facility. After the         cials said they wanted to replace    new facility.”
to hold prisoners overseas for
years to come.                                                                                                                                          American officials also acknowl-
                                                                                                                                                        edged that there are serious health
The proposed detention center                                                                                                                           risks to detainees and American
would replace the cavernous,                                                                                                                            military personnel who work at
makeshift American prison on                                                                                                                            the Bagram prison, because of
the Bagram military base north                                                                                                                          their exposure to heavy metals
of Kabul, which is now typically                                                                                                                        from the aircraft-repair machin-
packed with about 630 prisoners,                                                                                                                        ery and asbestos.
compared with the 270 held at
Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.                                                                                                                                   “It’s just not suitable,” another
                                                                                                                                                        Pentagon official said. “At some
Until now, the Bush administra-                                                                                                                         point, you have to say, ‘That’s it.
tion had signaled that it intended                                                                                                                      This place was not made to keep
to scale back American involve-                                                                                                                         people there indefinitely.’ ”
ment in detention operations in
Afghanistan. It had planned to                                                                                                                          That point came about six months
transfer a large majority of the                                                                                                                        ago. It became clear to Pentagon
prisoners to Afghan custody, in an                                                                                                                      officials that the original plan
American-financed, high-security                                                                                                                        of releasing some Afghan pris-
prison outside Kabul to be guard-                                                                                                                       oners outright and transferring
ed by Afghan soldiers.                                                                                                                                  other detainees to Afghan custody
                                                                                                                                                        would not come close to empty-
But American officials now                                                                                                                              ing the existing detention center.
concede that the new Afghan-
run prison cannot absorb all the                                                                                                                        Although a special Afghan court
Afghans now detained by the           tion problem, at a time when Bush     prison was set up in early 2002, it    the Bagram prison, a converted       has been established to prosecute
United States, much less the          administration officials continue     became a primary site for screen-      aircraft hangar that still holds     detainees formerly held at Bagram
waves of new prisoners from the       to say they want to close down the    ing prisoners captured in the fight-   some of the decrepit aircraft-       and Guantánamo, American offi-
                                                                            ing. Harsh interrogation methods       repair machinery left by the         cials have been hesitant to turn
                                                                            and sleep deprivation were used        Soviet troops who occupied the       over those prisoners they consider
PAlESTINIAN SOlIDArITY                                                      widely, and two Afghan detainees       country in the 1980s. In its place   most dangerous
                                                                            died there in December 2002,           the United States will build what
grOUPS cOMMEMOrATE THE                                                      after being repeatedly struck by       officials described as a more mod-   Some detainees have been held
60TH ANNIvErSArY Of THE                                                     American soldiers.                     ern and humane detention center      without charge for more than
                                                                                                                   that would usually accommodate       five years, officials said. As of
PAlESTINIAN Al-NAkBAH 0f 1948                                               Conditions and treatment have          about 600 detainees - or as many     April, about 10 juveniles were

                                                                            improved markedly since then,          as 1,100 in a surge - and cost       being held at Bagram, according
        hile the Israeli              memorated through exhi-               but hundreds of Afghans and            more than $60 million.               to a recent American report to a
        administration cel-           bitions highlighting the              other men are still held in wire-                                           United Nations committee. By
 ebrates 60 years of occu-            plight of the people and              mesh pens surrounded by coils          “Our existing theater internment     Eric Schmitt and Tim Golden,
 pation a human tragedy               advocates a free Palestine            of razor wire. There are only          facility is deteriorating,” said     NY Times
 unfolds in the occupied              and the “right of return”
 territories of Gaza and              of the Palestinians living
 the West Bank.        The            in the Diaspora.
 Palestinian people are
 refugees in the land of              According to the direc-
 their birth. Access to               tor of the Al-Quds
 basic supplies like water,           Foundation and President
 electricity and medicines            of the Muslim Judicial
 are denied to them. South            Council, Moulana Igsaan
 Africans, experienced in             Hendricks, says: “the
 the horrors of apartheid,            Al-Nakbah (catastrophe)
 are able to identify and             of 1948 saw the mass
 sympathise with the peo-             deportation of a million
 ple of Palestine, who are            Palestinians from their
 subjected to atrocities at           cities and villages, mas-
 the hands of the Israeli             sacres of civilians, and
 government.                          the razing to the ground
                                      of hundreds of Palestinian
 Meanwhile, South African             villages which continues
 based Palestinian soli-              today.”
 darity groups namely,,     the             The Al-Nakbah has made
 Al-Quds     Foundation               a whole people virtually
 S.A and the Friends of               stateless aliens in their
 Al-Aqsa hosted a tour                own homeland, kept
 guided photo exhibi-                 them in an indefinite and
 tion on the Palestinian              vicious form of colonial
 Al-Nakbah (Catastrophe)              domination, and permit-
 of 1948 in May at the                ted the ideology of mili-
 Darul Islam boys High                tant Zionism to massacre
 School in Athlone. The               innocent Palestinians.
 60th Anniversary of the
 AL-Nakbah was com-
JULY 2008 - RAJAB 1429

Sanaa petersen
The Muslim Judicial Council          4. enhance civic participation in     Africa’s first Muslim chartered       role in the development of            The team-building and leader-
(MJC) recognised through its            responsible engagement with        accountants and senior Financial      MuslimYouth (MY) namely;              ship exercise entailed a scaven-
2006 and 2007 interactive 40-day        the media and its technologi-      Planner of Oasis Group Holdings,                                            ger hunt, with learners divided
campaign titled, ‘Working               cal tools                          Ebrahim Bardien, inspired the         1. MY& Politics                       into groups to deliberate and
Towards an Exemplary Society’                                              young participants to not be          2. MY & Education                     assess each others skills as to
the vital need to play a piv-        The MJC commissioned Sanaa            afraid to want to achieve as a        3. MY & Gender, Sexuality             which team would best represent
otal role in supporting today’s      Petersen from the Islamic Media       Muslim. He expounded on the              &related                           the hunters and the wordsmiths.
Muslim Youth (MY) in its rap-        Agency (IMA), a grassroots            Quranic verse found in Chapter        4. MY Religion, Culture &
idly changing and challenging        women engendered media and            3, Verse 104: “Let there arise out       Tradition                          Dr Anwah Nagia of Frater Asset
environment.                         community development organi-         of you a band of People inviting      5. MY        &  Community             Management and Taj Adlekker
                                     sation to develop and manage the      to all that is good, enjoining what      Development                        ended the explosive mind chal-
This realization has activated the   ‘Youth Engineering the Future’        is right, and forbidding what is      6. MY Sharia &SA Law                  lenging day with motivation and
MJC to facilitate a Participatory    project. ‘Sanaa Petersen was the      wrong: They are the ones to attain    7. MY and Media                       wise advice for young Muslims
Muslim Youth conference titled,      Project Developer for the suc-        felicity.’ Sheikh Shaheed Esau,                                             growing up in a non-Muslim and
‘Youth Engineering the Future’       cessful 2006 and 2007 MJC–40-         a tireless community developer,       All the workshops were facilitated    changing environment.
with the objective of establish-     day campaign ‘Working Towards         expressed that Islam is the answer    by experts in the particular fields
ing a functional think tank to       an Exemplary Society’ her part-       for life “many of the self-help       to maximize the outcomes of the       The ‘Youth Engineering the
revitalize existing Islamic mod-     nership with the MJC can ensure       books and advice of non-Muslim        “Youth Engineering the Future’        Future’ would like to thank
els or create new Islamic mod-       that the ‘Youth Engineering the       inspirational and motivational        project. The facilitators were cho-   the facilitators for sharing
els to respond to the challenges     Future’ will attain its outcome (s)   speakers are based on Islamic         sen on the basis of their expertise   their valued time and exper-
of young Muslims growing up          to be a catalyst ‘…Towards an         thinking’ and the MJC Youth           academically and ‘real’ knowl-        tise namely; Ighsaan Higgins,
in a contemporary and pluralis-      Exemplary Society’, said Sheikh       Affairs Co-ordinator,                 edge. ‘We sought facilitators that    Shiekh Shahied Esau, Is-haaq
tic environment. These Islamic       Achmat Sedick.                                                              were Muslim Achievers in their        Lekganya, Yusuf        Mataar,
models can hopefully;                                                      Moulana Shuaib Appleby, con-          fields and that worked within the     Shaheeda Khan, Najmunisa
                                     The conference was symbolically       cluded that the structure of the      Muslim community,’ said Sanaa         Solomons, Taj Adlekker, Sheikh
1. create a supportive platform      hosted in June to commemorate         conference was to ascertain the       Petersen. The facilitators were       Faiek Gamieldien Ebrahim
   for SA Muslim youth grow-         Youth month and attracted 138         status of Muslim Youth in Cape        astonished by the young Muslim’s      Galant, Achmat Patience, Adv.
   ing up in a pluralistic envi-     young participants from senior        Town and ‘develop the tools to        interactive response to the intense   Muhammad Abderouf and Farid
   ronment with respects to the      grades (14-16years) of the inde-      support their growth in a plural-     debate and intelligent observations   Sayed. Thank you to the kind
   debate of identity, culture,      pendent Muslim high schools           istic environment.’                   and recommendations.                  partnerships of the SA National
   tradition and religion.           and Hifz (religious) academies.                                                                                   Zakaah Fund, Albaraka Bank,
                                                                           The one day participative confer-     After twenty-one hourly think-        Cosy Corner, Classic Bakery,
2. develop and enhance proac-        The opening session on the 27         ence on the 28 June was divid-        ing sessions participants were        Consulate-General Indonesia,
   tive and preventative initia-     June was held at The Green Shed       ed into seven functional facets       physically challenged to imple-       Debonaires Pizza, The Green
   tives with regards to peer        in Schaapkraal with renowned          that impact and plays a critical      ment thinking into doing.             Shed and Oasis Group Holdings.
   pressure, HIV/Aids, sub-          South African Muslim comedian
   stance abuse, sexuality and       Riaad Moosa, who enthralled the
   all forms of violence and         young guests. The Consulate-
   abuse.                            General of Indonesia, Mr
                                     Andrajati, reminded the young
3. enhance civic participation       participants of the eight steps to
   with regards to community         success, “the prophet Muhammad
   and economic development          (saw) has left you the perfect
   inorder to eradicate poverty      model to succeed”. One of South


 The learners of the Ibn Jazariy Academy distributed toys and played with the children that were displaced by the recent Xenophobic attacks in Cape Town.
 10                                                                                                                                    JULY 2008 - RAJAB 1429

The South African National Zakah             the various role players have taken          eign nationals, SANZAF provided                      yimiday somaliya . dadyowga kale
Fund (SANZAF) has been appoint-              several steps to ease the plight of          5335 blankets on 23 May which                        e kula jirane waxaa ka mid ah
ed the official service provider for         the refugees.                                were distributed to various loca-                    Zimbabwe, mozanbique, iyo jam-
the supply and distribution of two                                                        tions in the Western Cape, par-                      huuriya dimiquraadiga ee congo,
meals daily to about 1,200 refugees          SANZAF officially commenced its              ticularly mosques that were pro-
at the Youngsfield military base in          services at Youngsfield on 2 June            viding accommodation to refugees.                    South African national defence
Wynberg.                                     when a group of dedicated Muslim             Additional support in the form of                    force, oo marka la soo gaabiyo
                                             volunteers from the Kenwyn                   brunch and a hot meal for 300                        loo yaqaano (sandf) disaster risk
This appointment came about as a             Muslim community had already                 refugees in the Nyanga Community                     management (DRM) oo ka horta-
result of exceptionally good net-            been providing relief support to the         Hall was also provided from 24                       ga masiibooyinka u qaabilsan
working between the various key              refugees.                                    May to 2 June.                                       magaalada cape town iyo waaxda
role players in the relief support                                                                                                             cafimaadka ee maamulka gobalka
programme set for the refugees,              “The group who is attached to the            At present SANZAF remains in                         western cape ayaa qeyb muhiima
most of whom are from Somalia.               Waterloo Road mosque in Kenwyn               place at Youngsfield where brunch                    ka ahaa barnaamijka ka socday
Other nationalities include people           contributed significantly to the             and a hot meal is provided to 800 to                 youngfield sida amaanka guriy-
from Zimbabwe, Mozambique                    relief work at a time when no infra-         1000 refugees daily.                                 eynta caafimaadka xanaanada caru-
and the Democratic Republic of               structure or organized support was                                                                urta iyo waxyaabah kale ee iska
Congo.                                       available,” SANZAF Administrator             Sanzaf waxa aay ka jawaabtay baa-                    caadiga ah oo laga waday xirada
                                             of the Western Cape, Amien Jacobs,           hida qaxootiga soo barakacay                         yuongfield
The South African National Defence           told Community News.
Force (SANDF), the City of Cape                                                           South Africa national zakah fund                     Inkastoo xaaladu xuntahay qaboow
Town’s Disaster Risk Management              We gratefully acknowledge the role           (sanzaf) waxa loo magacaabay ka                      fara badan jiro teendhooyinku
Centre (DRM) and the Health                  played by Maulana Farouk Rylands             shaqeeyo gaarsiinta qeybinta iyo                     aysan celin kareyn hadane doorarka
Department of the Provincial                 and the Kenwyn Muslim commu-                 quudinta laba waqti dad gaaraya                      kala diwan waxay ka qaateen tilaa-
Government of the Western Cape               nity,” Jacobs added.                         1,200 oo qaxooti ah oo ku nool                       booyin badan sidii looga qafiifin
are an important part of the infra-                                                       xerada malitiriga e youngfield eek                   lahaa duruufaha heysto qaxootiga
structure of the programme at                Even though such relief support is           u taala wynberg
Youngsfield. Security, shelter,              not part of their core activity, the                                                              Sanzaf waxa shaqadeeda ay ka
health, child care, social welfare           organisation does respond to such            Magacaabistaasine waxa aay ka                        bilaawday youngfield 2 jun markii
and secondary services such as               calls when needed. SANZAF’s                  dambeysay natiijooyin kii caji-                      isxilqaameen koox muslimiin oo
education and leisure activities are         core activity is the administration          ibka ahaa iyo isku xirnaashihii                      mutadawiciin ah kana mid ah
provided at Youngsfield.                     of the collection and distribution           wanaagsanaa ee u dhaxeeyaya fara                     bulshada muslimka ah e kenwyn
                                             of Zakah to the poor and needy in            ku tiriska kala duwan e doorar-                      kuwaaso soo gaarsiiyay gargaar
Although conditions are not ideal            South Africa.                                ka lixaada leh ka qaato kaala-                       qaxootiga
in the tents and not suited for the                                                       mada barnaamijka gargaarka ah e
cold and wet winter conditions,              In the case of the displaced for-            qaxootigaas oo intooda badani ka                     Continue to page 12

Book Reviews
 Title: My Sisters’ Lips
                                                                                                                               EXOTIC CURRY
 Author: : Na’ima B. Roberts
 Paperback: 359 pages
 Publisher: Bantam Press (2 May 2005)
 Language: English
 ISBN-10: 0593054415                                                                                              The	Shaikhs	Exotics	Way

 I am a practising Roman Catholic girl       purchase Jean Sasson’s books (which           Ingredients                                      This versatile curry sauce can be used with
 who is considering becoming a nun.          are speckled liberally with cultural and      •	 45ml	oil                                                   the following options:
 ‘From My Sisters’ Lips’ may seem like       theological errors) because they are          •	 2	large	onions,	chopped	fine                 	
 an unusual choice of book for such a        promisingly gory and lurid and shock-         •	 few	sprigs	curry	leaves                      Devein	 1kg	 prawns	 and	 cook	 in	 oil	 till	 pink.	
 person to read, but the fact that I am      ing - and, ultimately, deeply satisfying.     •	 2	x	pieces	stick	cinnamon                    Add	salt	and	pepper	and	2.5ml	lemon	juice	to	
 firmly rooted in one faith doesn’t mean     But although they claim to be ‘inter-         •	 3	x	whole	cardamon                           prawns.	Cook	in	curry	sauce	for	5-10	minutes.	
 that I fail to appreciate the wisdom of     ested’ in Islam, they would never read        •	 10ml	Shaikhs	Exotics	Kokni	masala            Add	 freshly	 chopped	 coriander.	 Serve	 with	
 another. Na’ima has shattered every         ‘From My Sisters’ Lips’ because it            •	 10ml	Shaikhs	Exotics	Special	Blend	curry	    basmati	rice
 misunderstanding and every uncomfort-       doesn’t tell them exactly what they              powder                                       	
 able stereotype that seem to stick like     want to hear.                                 •	 2.5ml	Shaikhs	Exotics	Garam	masala           Cook	 chicken	 or	 beef	 strips	 in	 oil,	 add	 salt	
 burrs to the abaayat [gown-like cover-                                                    •	 10ml	ginger/garlic	paste                     and	 pepper.	 Cook	 in	 curry	 sauce	 for	 10-15	
 ings] of Muslim women. In a lively,         All the same, I wish Na’ima Robert and        •	 6	fresh	tomatoes,	blanched	and	chopped	or	   minutes.	 (optional:	add	cashew	nuts	or	dried	
 informal style, she describes how she       her friends the best of luck as they delve       2	tins	canned	chopped	tomatoes,	liquidise    apricots)	 add	 freshly	 chopped	 coriander	 and	
 discovered Islam and made a conscious,      deeper into their chosen faith. They          •	 5ml	salt                                     serve	with	roti
 educated choice to live as a Muslim.        have chosen a tough path to walk. I pray      •	 10ml	sugar                                   	
 Her own story is interwoven with anec-      that anyone who reads their book will         •	 1	x	tin	coconut	milk                         Cut	 a	 variety	 of	 vegetables	 (carrots,	
 dotes and insights provided by other        appreciate the depths of their courage        •	 ?	bunch	fresh	coriander,	washed	and	         courgettes,cauliflower,	 butternut	 etc.)	 into	
 Muslim women (most of them converts)        and devotion. Jessie-UK                          chopped                                      bite-size	pieces	and	stir-fry	in	oil.	Add	salt	and	
 who hail from a bewildering myriad of                                                                                                     pepper.	Cook	in	curry	sauce	for	5-10	minutes	
 cultures and countries.                                                                   Method                                          until	all	flavours	have	been	absorbed.	
                                                                                           To make the sauce                               Do	not	overcook	the	vegetables.
 They candidly talk about all kinds of                                                     1.	 Braise	onion,	curry	leaves,	stick	cinnamon	 	
 topics, ranging from arranged marriage                                                        and	cadamon	in	oil	till	golden	brown.       This	 curry	 sauce	 can	 be	 frozen	 in	 smaller	
 to covering their faces to Islamic educa-                                                 2.	 Add	 kokni	 masala,	 curry	 powder,	 garam	 quantities.
 tion. But the sad thing is, will people                                                       masala,	ginger/garlic	paste.                If	 frozen,	 defrost	 sauce	 first	 then	 use	 any	 of	
 listen to them? I once read an article                                                    3.	 Cook	for	2	minutes	until	combined.          the	above	options.
 by one Saraji Umm Zaid, who wryly                                                         4.	 Add	tomatoes	and	cook	for	10	minutes        	
 commented, “Because people assume                                                         4.	 Add	 salt,	 sugar	 and	 coconut	 milk	 and	 ENJOY!
 that Muslim men long ago robbed us of                                                         simmer	till	thick	and	creamy.
 a voice, they don’t trouble themselves                                                    5.	 Last	add	chopped	coriander.
 by listening for one.” I know several                                                     	                                                                        Shaikhs Exotics
 Englishwomen who will happily fill                                                                                                                  Blomvlei Rd. , Lansdowne
JULY 2008 - RAJAB 1429

F   or a media that has
    shown      ”exceptional
tenacity” in its ability to
                                        accounts of the high and
                                        mighty is that there are no
                                        ‘holy cows’ as far as the
                                                                                 being denied access when-
                                                                                 ever they attempt to raise
                                                                                 issues critical of the Jewish
                                                                                                                            abductions among others.
                                                                                                                            To its discredit, SA press
                                                                                                                            coverage of Israel remains
                                                                                                                                                           view Tutu on his expe-
                                                                                                                                                           rience and observations.
                                                                                                                                                           “What does it say about
probe and uncover many                  media is concerned.                      state. Yet, they point out,                in the archaic realm of “cut   ‘holy cows’? Is it not ironi-
startling details in rela-                                                       that Israel is discussed                   & paste”, Jassat charged.      cal that the Cape Times
tion to shady operations by             “Yet, it can be argued that              though only by ‘kosher’                                                   header for one of its AFP-
powerful individuals and                despite their reluctance to              analysts or spokespersons                  “Archbishop       Desmond      sourced reports read: ‘Tutu
groups, the South African               admit it, media do have                  of the Olmert regime or                    Tutu’s recent trip to under-   slams the world’s silence
media has been much more                ‘red lines’ which deter-                 some or other pro-Israeli                  take investigation of the      on Gaza’s plight’, when in
circumspect in dealing with             mine their levels of cov-                academic,” Jassat said.                    Israeli massacre of a          fact it and other SA media
issues related to Israel. This          erage or analysis on such                                                           Palestinian family in Gaza     remain silent on Israel’s
claim has prompted media                ‘untouchable’ subjects. For              He said the SABC’s lack of                 provides a critical indict-    atrocious conduct?”
advocacy group, Media                   instance, The Star under                 substantial depth in its cov-              ment of shoddy neglect by
Review Network chairper-                Moegsien Williams’ edi-                  erage of Israel “and at most               SA media. The expectation      Jassat said while there
son Iqbal Jassat, to accuse             torship has an unwritten                 times to completely ignore                 that a UN probe of a ghast-    exist notable exceptions,
the South African media of              policy not to touch Israel.              the suffering experienced                  ly crime led by an icon of     “the unfortunate truth is
dealing with Israel as it if            Thus, by conferring a ‘holy              by Palestinians as a con-                  this country would war-        that unless media practi-
was a “holy cow”.                       cow’ status upon Israel,                 sequence of policies best                  rant reams of space filled     tioners are able to confront
                                        Johannesburg’s leading                   described as inhumane, is                  with pictures and commen-      this demon of selective cri-
“Many of the daily and                  daily denies its consumers               further evidence of a ‘holy                taries did not materialize.    tique, their ability to take
weekly papers have made                 access to critical analysis              cow’ syndrome.”                            Instead, coverage of Tutu’s    a critical view of Israel’s
remarkable strides in pur-              and debate on Israeli poli-                                                         visit was confined to a few    destabilizing role and ser-
suit of exposes, matched                cies as well as conduct vis-             A snap survey of the print                 centimeter columns mainly      vice of America’s imperial
at times by the electronic              à-vis Palestinians under its             media conducted by the                     sourced from agencies such     interests will remain ques-
media, resulting in shock-              occupation,” Jassat said.                Media Review Network                       as AP and AFP.”                tionable.” VOC
ing disclosures. No politi-                                                      shows that there is a gen-
cian is spared, neither the             Radio 702 too has been                   eral disinclination to get                 Jassat said not a single
President of the Republic               accused of protecting                    to grips with brutal facts –               paper provided any edi-
nor any of his cabinet min-             Israel. “Many regular call-              warts and all – of Israeli vio-            torial comment. Neither
isters. Indeed, the message             ers to its daily talk shows              lations, settlements, check-               did any print journalist
inherent in these revealing             have complained about                    points, tortures, detentions,              attached to SA media inter-

                                                                                                                             UNITED wE
by nabuweyah malick

      s Europe and America are preg-    onslaught against Islam was most         for our existence and Who sent us to
      nant with Islam. One day, they    brutal. While Mustafa Kemal lead         this earth?

will give birth to an Islamic state.    the advances of secularism in Turkey
Just as the Ottomans were pregnant      so Bediuzamman Said Nursi com-           Amongst the guest speakers who
with Europe and gave birth to a         bated this with his work written by      explored the vision of the Risale-I
European state.”                        scribes in mountains and the valleys     Nur were academics from Canada,
                                        of Turkey, a country which forbade       UK, Turkey, USA and South Africa

These are the words of Beduizamman      all religious scripts. These were        who gave deep insight into the mas-
Said Nursi, the great 20th century      written and copied by students and       terpiece which guides Muslims dur-                e here the roar         back
Turkish scholar of Islam, whose life    passed from village to village, until    ing social secular advances by devel-             and rumble of the       Next time we will pre-
and work was commemorated in            it spread across Turkey.                 oping the conscious spiritual state         SARACENS drawing              pare ourselves in no
Cape Town on the 31st May, 2008                                                  and increases the sense of responsi-        closer and closer to our      uncertain terms
at the Baxter Theatre. The                                                                  bility. It also gives a solid    school                        We shall strategise and
Divine Guidance Trust                                                                       Muslim identity and gives        Some one shouts ‘do not       plan together to eradi-
hosted the 2 day confer-                                                                    a voice to the downtrod-         panic, will you all just      cate the germs
ence which was a 1st for                                                                    den, marginalized, poor          keep your cool’
South Africa and was                                                                        and those severely affected                                    While we realize that we
titled “Between despair                                                                     by Western secular Turkish       While they bulldoze our       are indeed the oppressed
and hope, the Alienation                                                                    society.                         gates and fences              We shall not grief while
of Modern Youth and the                                                                                                      We watch in agony and         being dispossessed.
Response of Religion: The                                                                   Prof.       Dr.       Bilal      awe, silent and defense-
Case of Risale-I Nur.                                                                       Kuspinar,(UK) who spoke          less                       For if the only weapon in
                                                                                            on “The Role of Faith                                       our hand it to be a stone
Beduizzaman Said Nursi                                                                      in the Protection and            The hard cruel faces of We shall never ever be
was born in Eastern                                                                         Bringing up Youth.” stated       the soldiers as they run alone!
Turkey, 1877 and died                                                                       that when writing his lec-       into our classrooms
in Urfa in 1960. During                                                                     tures he put himself in the      With rifles loaded ever      Yes back the boere
this period physical science had        The conference was greatly appreci-      mind of a teenager and said; “ One          ready, leave us in a state came, but then we were
been dropped from the curriculum        ated by those in attendance as speaker   of the lessons to be gained from            as we listen to the bangs prepared
of the madressah and this contrib-      after speaker caught the attention of    Risale-i Nur is when you look upon          and booms                  No one ran away and
uted towards the decline of Ottoman     the audience with a depth of spiritual   life or the environment with faith,                                    none of us were scared
empire and the dominance of the         insight which left many in awe and       you see a meaning for everything.           There is chaos and con-
Europe. European dominance was          admiration for the love and devotion     When you look upon it without faith         fusion as someone is The stones we hurled at
extended by the attacks on the Quran    for Islam which inspired the many        you will see that everything looses its     being shot                 them were too much too
and Islam which they claimed to be      volumes from the pen of Said Nursi.      purpose. With the rise of technology        Gripped by terror and handle,
incompatible with science.              Part of these writings focused on the    more and more teenagers see them-           fear at the sight of gush- Leaving them scurrying
                                        spiritual wellbeing of the youth by      selves ever so hopeless and alone.          ing blood                  to their buffels to quick-
The Risale-I Nur written by Said        emphasizing the importance of pro-       Alas at this point Said Nurisi gives                                   ly drive away
Nursi proves that far from contra-      viding the youth with moral values       the youth the lesson of mana-i harf         Pupils running in all Since then we are enjoy-
dicting science and the order and       by speaking to their mind, heart, and    which means every thing around you          directions to take cover ing freedom and justice
working of the universe, religion       soul. This it said could be achieved     has both a meaning and purpose and          from this inhumane until this very day!
and science are compatible. This        by teaching the purpose of living,       therefore give purpose and meaning          attack
work played a major role in pre-        adding value to this existence and       to your lives. There is no Despair          While leaving a boer By Ismail Osman
serving and revitalizing the Islamic    the exploration of questions such as:    according to Said Nursi only hope           shouts ‘doners ons kom Athlone
faith in Turkey during the very dark-   “Where do we come from? Where            and meaning.”                               trug’ while cold blooded
est days of its history when the        are we heading? What is the reason                                                   shooting a pupil in the
  12                                                                                                                                    JULY 2008 - RAJAB 1429

X     enophobic Violence has left
      an estimated 25 000 people
displaced, destitute and in despair.
                                       ing international funding from
                                       Muslim Hands, which often part-
                                       ners with Mustadafin for the alle-
                                                                             sponsors, volunteers and the gen-
                                                                             eral public for lending us their
                                                                             support in this trying time.
                                                                                                                    labo jeer malin kasto. Sidoo kale
                                                                                                                    hay.ado waxa ay uqeybisay dadka
                                                                                                                    dhibaateysnaa dhar. Musqulo ‘iyo
                                                                                                                                                        sadaqo dheerado ah lacag ama wax
                                                                                                                                                        kale sida dharka qaboobah celiyo
                                                                                                                                                        bustoyinka alaab caruureedyada
Our African brothers and sisters       viation of poverty in the Western                                            caruurta wixii lagama marmanka      ‘iyo kabaha raga si ay uga baxaan
have been abused, tortured and         Cape.                                 Translation in Somali                  u ahaaa. Sidokale haayado waxay     xiligion so socda.
stripped of their dignity. We can                                            Qalalaasaha jinsi naleynka ah ayaa     ay gacan ka heshay muslim hands
only but pray to the Almighty          But the work is not over and while    galaaftay in ka badan 25000 oo         oo inta badan ay iska kaashadaan    Waxaan in badan u mahad celin
for a solution to this political and   the xenophobia crisis continues,      ka bara kacay waana walaalehen         qudinta dadka saboolka ah ee ku     ah u soo jeedineynaa inta deeq-
humanitarian crisis.                   Mustadafin urges the community        African ah oo logeystay tacadiyo       nolool gobolka Western Cape.        tooda naqu kaalmayey mutada-
                                       to continue with its support, which   fara badan oo isugu jiro dhac iyo                                          wiciinta howsha ka qeyb qaatay
Since the onset of the attacks,        has been of great help over the       dil in taba. Balse waxa kali ah        Lakin howsha wali madhamaan         iyo dhamaan inta na amaahisay
Mustadafin Foundation has been         past weeks. The Foundation is         ee aan awoodnaa in aan ilaah           intiibo ay shaqaqada socoto. mus-   kalmadooda xiligan adag
providing more than 10 000 of the      calling for more donations in cash    ka barino xalinta qulqulatoyinkon      taafaadin waxa ay si diiran uga
displaced victims with meals twice     or kind, especially warm cloth-       siyaaasaded iyo baniadanimo.           codaneysaa in ay siiwadaan bul-     Jazakallah Khair
a day, every day. The Foundation       ing, blankets, baby things and                                               shado tagerada ay siiyaan. Sidii    Alia Limbada
has also been providing the vic-       men’s shoes as the winter months       Ilaa ‘iyo xiligi u dhibkan bilowday   ay qeybta lebaax uga qateen         Pro
tims with clothing, toiletries, baby   approaches.                           mustadafin foundation waxay rash-      tududaadyadi lasoon dhafay.         Mustadafin
packs and other essentials. The                                              in ubilawday in ka badon 10 000                                            Foundation
Foundation has also been receiv-       We would like to thank all our        oo ka mid ah dadkii soo barakacay      Hay ado waxa ay dalbaneysa          021 633 0010

                                                                                                                                       Mustadafin Foundation
                                                                                                                                       18 Belgravia Road, Athlone 7764
                                                                                                                                       South Africa
                                                                                                                                       Tel: +27 (0)21 633 0010/ 633 0060
                                                                                                                                       Fax: +27 (0)21 633 0057

Madaxa dabi baarayasha                 gobolkan in si xoowli                 gaas gaareen waxa uusa                 kiisaska indooda badan ee           14 laga shikisanyahay ayaa
ayaa shegay inla sii wadayo            ah lagu wadayo lana soo               sheegay in wali howsha                 gobolka western cape ayaa           iyagune lasso tagayaa blue
maxkamadeynta dadkii ku                gabagabeynayo bidhamaad-              lagu guda jiro                         lagu wadaa in lagu dhagey-          down 6 bellville sidoo
lugta lahaa weearadii jansi            ka bisha august de kock                                                      sto maxkamada khayelitsha           kale 11kiis ayaa lagu
naceybka ahaa bisha soo                ayaa in ku daray in boli-             dadka laga shikisanyahay               71 ruux ayaa la soo taa-            kala    dhageysandoonaa
socoto                                 iska ay siiyeen balanqaad             in aay ka dambeeyeen dhi-              gayaa 25 kamid ahne waxaa           degmooyinka       hemanus
                                       in dhamaan baaritaanka ku             baatooyinkas ayaa lagu                 lagu helay dambiyo                  grabouw bredasdrop george
madaxa     dambibaarista               aadan weeraradaas lasoo               soo oogi doonaa dambi-                                                     iyo knysna
ee gobolka western cape                gabagabeeyo bisha june                yo ay ka midyihiin dhac                maxkamada athlone 16kiis
Rodney de kock ayaa wuxuu              13keeda                               shaqaaqooyin       xuxun               ayaa lagu wadaa in lagu
yiri bishan bilowgeedii                                                      iyo weeraro u geeystay                 dhageysto wynberg 9kiis
dhamaan kiisaska laxiri-               lakiin shalay ma uusan                dhaawacyo dadka jirkooda               cape town 12kiis ayaa lagu
iray weerarada ka dhacay               sheegin in booliisku waqti-                                                  dhageysandoonaa

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                                       lka western cape, qaasa-
Kooxdan oo inta badan ku               tan masaajida waxaana loo
xiran masjidka waterloo                qeybiyay qaxootiga waxaa
road musque oo ku yaala                intaas sii dheeri ah rashin
kenwyn waxaay deeq lagaa-              isku fulis ah o loo sameeyo
reen xiligii ugu                       300 o qaxooti ah o o ku
                                       jiro nyanga community hall
Waxaan aad ugu mahad                   o ay gaarsisay 24may ilaa
celineynaa doorka weyn o u             2june
kaciyaaray maulana farouh
rylands iyo bulshada mus-              Waqtil xaadirkan sanzaf
limiinta ah e ku nool ken-             waxay boos ku leedahay
wyn , jokobs ayaa intaas ku            youngfield taasoo ay u
daray                                  sameyso halmar oo isku
                                       fulis ah 800 ilaa 1000
Xataa hadii tageeraha                  qaxooti ah malin walibo
gargaarku qeyb ka aheyn
ururku waxa u ka jawaabay
baahi taagneed xiligii loo
baahnaa . sanzaf dulucdedi-
so waa maamulka zaka aru-
urinta iyo u qeybinta dadka
masaakiintaa ee baahan oo
ku nool south Africa

Intii barakaco lagu dhaxjiray
sanzaf waxa ay u qeybisay
dadka dadka ajaanibta ee
so barakacay 5335 bostoyin
ah 23bishii may waxaana
laga qeybiyay xaafada kala
duwan oo ku yaala gobo-
 'This page is dedicated to the Survivors of the Xenophobia attacks and translated in Somali language by Muse Haggar, a 24-year old student from Somalia.

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