What to do if you know a married person is cheating?

(The following was part of an answer given to a question in the “Ask Alim” section on the website www.nanima.co.za)

It is always very difficult to decide if one should inform one spouse that the other is cheating, especially if you know one or both the spouses.

A key point to remember is that whatever the course of action, the intention should be to act in the best interests of both the innocent and guilty spouse rather then be driven by the desire to expose. Many a time people love to expose infidelity, simply because they would love to sit back and watch the drama unfold, take revenge against the guilty spouse or even take pleasure in the pain of the innocent spouse. 

 This is obviously incorrect! Rather the motivation should be to try your best to assist both spouses by considering the following: Continue reading

SHA`BAAN AND THE COMING OF RAMADAANBy Hazrat Maulana Yunus Patel Saheb (RA)

By Hazrat Maulana Yunus Patel Saheb (RA)
The phrase, ‘It’s in the air’ alludes to the general feeling or expectation of something to happen in the near future or something which is already present or prevailing.

For the Muslim who reaches the months of Rajab and Sha`baan, the presence of Ramadaan is keenly sensed and felt. There is anticipation and expectation Continue reading

The Final TasteBy Hazrat Maulana Yunus Patel (Rahmatullahi ‘alayh)

There is an incident related of a Sahabi (RA), who, on coming across the verse : 

كُلُّ نَفْسٍ ذَآئِقَةُ الْمَوْتِ قف

‘Every soul shall taste of death.’

…read it so many times that a voice was finally heard saying: ‘Your recitation has already caused the death of 4 Jinn.’

In Arabic, the word, ‘zaa`iqa’ means ‘to taste’.  Continue reading

The Position of the Jamiatul Ulama South Africa on the Issue ofUlama Appearing on Television 

(For immediate release)
The Jamiatul Ulama South Africa is acutely aware of the impact of media on society. It is equally
conscious of the overwhelming harms of the different forms of electronic media in general,
and television in particular.
The pervasive impact of the media, has prompted some Ulama to appear on television with a view
to protect the imaan of the unwary masses. Continue reading

The Gang Rape Story – The Question No One is AskingBy Moulana Sulaimaan Ravat

South Africans reacted with shock and outrage to the news that seven young men had not only gang raped a mentally disabled girl, but had the audacity to video the horrific scenes of a helpless girl pleading for mercy whilst the youngsters cheered each other on.

Every media house ran the story, some claiming that a second video of the girl being gang raped existed, others highlighting claims that the mother of the girl was guilty of neglect and had not reported the girl missing. Even CNN gave coverage to the issue as its second lead story.

There was an outpouring of outrage with many asking questions such as “What kind of a society do we live in?” “What is happening to our country?”

However they all missed the point in my opinion! Everyone seemed to be focusing on the “how” but no one seemed to be asking “WHY”? Continue reading

Radio Islam Press Statement


All Praise to the Almighty, Radio Islam has received 24 Nominations for the MTN Radio Awards 2012. We were nominated in 16 Categories, receiving multiple nominations in some categories. This has seen a huge increase from MTN Radio Awards 2011, where Radio Islam received 5 Nominations and took home 4 awards. Radio Islam received the second most overall nomination count from all radio stations in the country this year with Talk radio 702 the only station having garnered more nominations. Continue reading

The Challenges of Online Social Networking


Assalamu Alaikum
My Dear brothers & sisters in Islam
Let me first pray that Allah almighty guide me first & foremost, then the rest of the ummah; Insha Allah!
I have been quite fazed by the willingness our muslim society has taken towards online social networking. Before judging me, please read what I have to say and by all means thereafter, you may voice your thoughts.
In my line of work (Social worker), I have recently come across numerous cases where relationships have taken strain, ultimately reaching the extent of total disentigration i.e. couples divorcing. It is sad and a tremendous concern that both males and females (single adults / teenagers as well as married couples), approach social networking with such light heartedness. Continue reading

Why The West Craves Materialism & Why The East Sticks To Religion by Imran Khan

My generation grew up at a time when colonial hang up was at its peak.
Our older generation had been slaves and had a huge inferiority
complex of the British. The school I went to was similar to all elite
schools in Pakistan.

Despite gaining independence, they were, and still are, producing
replicas of public schoolboys rather than Pakistanis.I read
Shakespeare, which was fine, but no Allama Iqbal – the national poet
of Pakistan. The class on Islamic studies was not taken seriously, and
when I left school I was considered among the elite of the country
because I could speak English and wore Western clothes.

Despite periodically shouting ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ in school
functions, I considered my own culture backward and religion outdated.
Among our group if any one talked about religion, prayed or kept a
beard he was immediately branded a Mullah. Continue reading

Rabi al-Awwal: The Month of the Holy Prophet or for Profit?byMaulana Khalid Dhorat

Rabi al-Awwal: The Month of the Holy Prophet or for Profit?


Maulana Khalid Dhorat

The people of Yathrib were anxiously waiting the arrival of the Holy Prophet (SAW) for many months now. “When is the Almighty going to grant him permission to leave his homeland where his own people have made life intolerable for him,” they mused. Their prayers were shortly answered. Continue reading