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Islam in the Cape ? DID YOU KNOW?


Explore it, Live it, Love it!
Islam was banned in South Africa for a period of about 150
years: 1654-1804. Muslims were not allowed to build mosques,
teach Islam or gather for religious ceremonies. According
Bo-Kaap & District Six Accommodation 3 Palm Tree Mosque Tana Baru, Bo-Kaap
Kramats
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to the ‘Placaat’ [proclamation] of 1642 the penalty for any VISITING TIP:
Muslim caught doing so was “all the property of such keeper Built in 1807, it is the only First Islamic burial ground.
Try to maintain respect when
should be forfeited and he be put in irons, or banished out of the The Bo-Kaap is one of the oldest urban surviving 18th century house on
Kramats (Mazaars) mark visiting the graveyards and the Top of Longmarket Street
Long Street and the 2nd oldest
country or punished corporally or with death.” residential areas in Cape Town. The earliest mosque in SA. Previously known
the graves of the saintly tombs. Shoes should be removed
before entering the Kramat.
development of the area, which became as Jan Buykies Mosque.
predecessors who have died in Do not sit, lean on, or put your

Islam in South Africa known as Waalendorp, was undertaken by


Jan de Waal in the 1760s.
185 Long St, Cape Town
the Cape. There are more than
20 recognized kramats in the
feet on the grave, and try to

Pillars of Islam
avoid loud conversation. Sit or
Cape Peninsula area, with at stand respectfully and have no
The arrival of Muslims in South Africa in the 1600s and their
The house that today incorporates the least another four in the outlying intention other than to derive
consolidation as a close-knit religious community was a milestone in districts of Faure, Caledon, spiritual benefit from the legacy
the socio-economic and political development of the country. Ever Did you know Islam is founded upon 5 basic pillars? They form
the framework of the Muslim life and must be undertaken with
museum building is the only one built by him Rawsonville and Bain’s Kloof. left behind by these saintly souls.
combines world-class comfort
since their first arrival as slaves, mercenaries and exiles from colonial
Dutch-ruled Batavia (Indonesia), a steady stream of adherents of the best of effort in order to be considered a true believer:
that has retained its original form. It dates 1 Coral International with superb service. The hotel
Imam Abdullah bin Khardi
back to 1768. Over the years the Bo-Kaap Abdusalem (Tuan Guru)
Islam followed. Enslaved, though eventually emancipated, they Located at the foot of Table celebrates both the past and
1 Shahadah –
became a worthy factor in the life of our nation today, rendering the declaration of faith in has also been known as the Malay Quarter, Mountain, Coral International present with the right blend of
Prince from Tidore, Trinate

Prayer
Islands, brought to Robben
foundations of Islam firmly on South African soil.
the oneness of God the Slamse Buurt and Schotcheskloof. is the ideal hotel to experience refinement, elegance and luxury.
Island as a state prisoner in 1780.
the treasures and magnificence Coral offers the perfect setting
in Islam
and that Muhammad Released in 1792, he went to live
of Cape Town. Featuring for a beautiful lifestyle.
(pbuh) is the last in Dorp Street. He founded the
137 spacious rooms and Cnr Wale & Buitengracht Sts Bo-Kaap
prophet of God. 4 Boorhaanol Islam first mosque and madrassah in
suites – each equipped with Tel: 021 481 3700 / 087 310 2273 “Salaah” (or prayer) is the
2 Salaah - Formal prayer Mosque South Africa. Died 1807.
the finest amenities – Coral www.coral-capetown.com second pillar of Islam and
five times a day. International Cape Town info@coral-capetown.com Previously known as Pilgrim the most important pillar
congregational prayer
3 Sawm - Fasting Mosque. Declared a national after the declaration of faith.
during the daylight monument in 1970 Salaah is the name for the the Quran, and are said in
obligatory prayers which are Arabic, the language of the
hours in the month of
Ramadan. ? DID YOU KNOW? 196 Longmarket Street, Bokaap
performed five times a day, Revelation, but personal
Muslims accept the original and are a direct link between supplication can be offered in
4 Zakaah – obligatory the worshipper and God. one’s own language. Prayers
unaltered Torah (the Scripture
charity - 2.5% of one’s of Moses (pbuh)) and the Visitors to the Muslim world are said before sunrise, at
Celebrating our heritage as The MSA of the Cape is a non- savings given to the original Bible (the Gospel of are struck by the centrality noon, mid-afternoon, after
Muslims in the Cape, the profit organization that protects needy at the end of Jesus (pbuh)) since they were of prayers in daily life. There sunset and nightfall, thereby Tuan Sayeed Alawie
Muslim Students Association and promotes the interests of each year. Dates & Water (recommended food is no hierarchical authority determining the rhythm of
(MSA) of the Cape has Muslim students in the Cape. revealed by God. However, A citizen of Mocca in Yemen,
to break the fast) in Islam, and no priests, so the entire day. Although it is
compiled this map of Cape The MSA seeks to encourage 5 Hajj - Pilgrimage to Mecca Bo-Kaap colourful houses neither of those original he arrived as a prisoner in 1744.
the prayers are led by any preferable to worship together
Town from an Islamic cultural an Islamic Identity especially in at least once, if physically and Although the Bo-Kaap has over The history of the Bo-Kaap scriptures is in existence today, After 12 years in prison he
perspective. We hope that the these times of moral challenges learned person who knows in a mosque, a Muslim may
financially able. centuries been home to people reflects the political processes in their entirety. Therefore, pray almost anywhere, such forgave his jailer and became a
map will be a handy guide to through a holistic understanding the Quran, chosen by the
of various origins and religions, in South Africa under the Muslims follow the subsequent, is in every detail the unique congregation. These five as in fields, offices, factories policeman in Cape Town. His
all tourists visiting our beautiful of the teachings of the Quran
Apartheid years. The area was final, and preserved revelation and miraculous text which was prayers contain verses from and universities. job gave him access to the slaves
city allowing you to explore our and the way of life of the Prophet the area is closely associated 5 Zeenatul Islam
history, lifestyle, cuisine and Muhammad (pbuh*). declared an exclusive residential of God: the Quran. revealed to Muhammad fourteen and the opportunity to teach
Hospitality in Islam
with the Muslim community Mosque
culture. area for Cape Muslims under The Quran was not authored centuries ago. This preservation them Islam. Died in 1803.
of the Cape. The ancestors of
*pbuh – peace be upon him.
the majority of the Muslims the Group Areas Act of 1950 by Muhammad (pbuh). It is continues today at madrassahs Established in 1923, this was The Call to Prayer
Muslims say this after mentioning across the Cape where the the largest mosque in the city
One of the most noticeable features during your stay in Cape in the Cape arrived from 1652 and people of other religions the Word of God, revealed Ever wondered what the
the names of all the prophets of to Muhammad, and written Quran is taught and memorised. at the time and was a focal
God as a mark of respect
Town will undoubtedly be the warm reception and hospitality onwards as slaves, political exiles and ethnicity were forced to muezzin (caller to prayer) is
from the locals. In Islam, respecting one’s guests is a way to leave. At the same time, the into physical form by his The Quran, the last revealed point of religious and cultural saying 5 times a day?
and convicts from East Africa
observe one of God’s commands as well as an opportunity neighbourhood is atypical. It is companions. The Quran is Word of God, is the prime activity of Distict Six. Mosque
and South East Asia (India,
to display high morality. Therefore, before all else, we offer one of the few neighbourhoods a record of the exact words source of every Muslim’s faith tours available on site. Contact “God is the Greatest”
We wish to acknowledge our major sponsors Indonesia and Sri Lanka).
Albaraka Bank and Coral International where a predominantly working revealed by God through the and practice. It deals with all Discover Islam Mosque Tours. “I testify that there is none
respect, love, peace and cordiality to welcome you and make
and all those who made this map a reality. May God bless class population has continued Angel Gabriel to the Prophet the subjects that concern us as worthy of worship but the
you feel at home. Earn the respect of the local Muslims by
Muhammad. It was memorized human beings: wisdom, doctrine,
21 Muir Street District Six 10 Signal Hill Ridge
you all abundantly. Amen. using some of these simple terms: to exist near a city centre. In One God”
the mid-twentieth century, by Muhammad and then worship, and law, but its basic “I testify that Muhammad Sheikh Mohammed Hasssen
‘As-Salaamu-Alaikum’ [greeting] – Peace be upon you dictated to his Companions, theme is the relationship between Ghaibie Shah al Quadi Follower
‘Wa-Alaikum-Salaam’ [reply] – May peace be upon you too
most working class people in
South Africa were moved to the and written down by scribes, God and His creatures. At the ? DID YOU KNOW? (pbuh) is the Final Messenger
of God.” of Sheikh Yusuf of Macassar.
Over 60 000 people
periphery of the cities under who cross-checked it during his same time it provides guidelines
‘Shukran’ – Thank you were forcibly removed “Come to prayer.”
the Slum Clearance Act and lifetime. Not one word of its 114 for a just society, proper human For a complete guide to all Kramat sites
This printed map presents a selection of a few Islamic places to visit. ‘Afwan’ – Don’t mention it from District Six under “Come to success.”
chapters has been changed over conduct and an equitable in the Western Cape and for further
For a more complete listing as well as further information please visit neighbourhood improvement apartheid’s Group Areas Act. “God is the Greatest.”
‘Kanalah’ – Please the centuries, so that the Quran economic system. details contact: The Cape Mazaar
www.msacape.org and www.livingislam.co.za programmes. “There is none worthy of Society Tel: 021 699 0500
‘Insha’Allah’ – God-Willing worship but God.”
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GORDON’S Coral International hotel serving
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(pbuh) into being
without a father. During
fragrant saffron rice, lamb pean fare to authentic Arabic.
times, it was transformed in the 1970s
by the forced relocation of Coloured and Indian communities,
When Muslims visit the grave-
yard, they say a prayer of Worth a visit his prophetic mission
Jesus (pbuh) performed
laden tomato bredie stews
and sago pudding with just
Asian & African delicacies, there
is plenty to tickle the tastebuds.
forgiveness for the deceased the right hint of cardamom. Both restaurants provide a dis-
many of them Muslim, from areas designated ‘white’ under the many miracles by
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The Heritage Museum was


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some of the key welfare established in Amlay House (built Gatesville/Rylands area
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021 633 3099 They offer at least 25 versions
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11 national Muslim charity in kitaabs (Islamic books). of two saintly personages, Imam Roadhouse is the centre of
The Kaabah The Kaabah Islamic banking groups. former and present residents of
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South Africa and the oldest of its the culinary universe of take-
42 Klipfontein Road, Athlone corner of Simonstown. The museum was Open: 11h00 – 16h00, Tues – Fri amongst Capetonians. The
is the place of worship which God kind in the southern hemisphere. Kowasa) and his son, Imam aways in Cape Town. The
Klipfontein and & Belgravia created as a reminder of the rich Sat: 11h00 – 13h00 (Sun & public
commanded Abraham and Ishmael The key operational strategy of Tel: 021 637 8800 / 021 637 5837 Ismail Dea Malela, who were Gatsby is a long French bread
Muslim culture that existed in holiday by appointment) beauty of the roadhouse,
(pbut) to build over four thousand SANZAF is the empowerment www.albaraka.co.za exiled to the Cape of Good that is stuffed with delicious
the town from the establishment Closed: Eid Days, Mondays of course, is that you don’t
years ago. Muslims do not worship of local communities through Hope by the Dutch East India fillings and then cut up and
of Simonstown as the official Entrance fee: R15 per person is really take the food away, but
the Kaabah. It serves as a central poverty alleviation, educational Company in 1786. served as smaller sandwiches.
winter anchorage for the Dutch requested as a donation merely go over to your car
focal point for Muslims around the assistance, skills development Alfred Lane, Simonstown Corner Of Hazel and Klipfontein Road
East India Company in 1743 parked nearby, and gobble
world, unifying them in worship and
Shopping Amlay House, King George Way 021 633 7864
and disaster relief. SANZAF the delicious, piping hot
symbolizing their common belief, until the forced removal of more 021 786 2302
distributes more than R55 food, which steams up your
spiritual focus and direction. million in South Africa annually,
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Trojan Horse Memorial: The container windscreen, as you watch the
Crescent, Athlone R18 million of which is in the For a complete list of halaal ebb and flow of the crowd
pictured was painted last year with a
Food for thought MALAY DISH RECIPE:
description in Xhosa Western Cape. eateries in the area and in around the take-away counter.
Business district in the Rylands
Mosques suburb similar to Gatesville
Square. Worth a visit for Cape 17Trojan Horse
Special Projects & Fund Raising Office
1 Thornton Road, Athlone corner
Lamartine, the renowned historian,
speaking on the essentials of human
Bobotie
Bobotie is a sweet curry mince
Cape Town, visit www.
strictlyhalaal.com
& www.livingislam.co.za
23 Belgravia Road, Wembley
Centre, Belgravia Road (corner of
Klipfontein Road
Town-style bargains. Whilst Memorial 0861 726 923/021 638 0965/ ? DID YOU KNOW? greatness, wonders: dish set in an egg custard
Denchworth)
Tel: 021 697 1435
there, why not try on some 021 447 0297 “If greatness of purpose, smallness of traditionally served on yellow
The infamous Trojan Horse Islam prohibits the giving
Islamic clothing at Sawants
http://sanzaf.org.za means and astounding results are the rice, but is delicious with
incident occurred here on or taking of interest. Islamic Basmati rice too.
Creations and feel what it’s banking refers to a system of
three criteria of human genius, who
Gatesville Square 15 October 1985. Armed
13 Gatesville Square like to wear traditional Islamic apartheid-era police, hiding in banking or banking activity could dare to compare any great man in Ingredients Method Some Eating
12 Gatesville Mosque garments. that is consistent with the modern history with Muhammad? Oil 2T Chutney * Heat oven to 180° C. Etiquette Tips
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principles of Islamic law Philosopher, orator, apostle, legislator, * Fry onions in oil. Add mince and
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Locally known as Musjidul Quds. some shopping and there is no truck, ambushed a group of 1 slice of white 2T brown Wash your hands.
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(Sharia) and its practical warrior, conqueror of ideas, restorer bread soaked in vinegar brown.
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The mosque is an example of better place to do this than the youths, opened fire, killing three Avoid eating and drinking whilst
application through the of rational dogmas, of a cult without milk 2T Worchester * Add the curry powder and other
traditional Islamic architecture local shopping hub located on young people and injuring spices. standing.
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drawing reference to the Dome several others. On 24 September development of Islamic images, the founder of twenty terrestrial 2 onions, Sauce
the upper end of Klipfontein * When well browned, remove from Begin with Bismillah (In the
Mosque of the Rock, located within the WATERFALL
2005 (Heritage Day), the Trojan
economics. Sharia prohibits empires and of one spiritual empire, that chopped finely 2t Tumeric the heat.
Road - the Gatesville Square. the payment or acceptance of 2 t crushed Name of God)
Established in 1905, it is one sacred precincts of Islam’s
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of the oldest mosques in holiest Mosque, the Al-Aqsa
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Musjid as Islamic books and clothing, in remembrance of the three As regards all the standards by which 100 ml sultanas egg and the soggy bread. Always wash your hands with
19Islamic Relief the lending and accepting of 500g topside * Spoon into a greased oven dish. soap and water after eating
the area, and with its seven in Jerusalem. Feel free to visit the Simon’s Townfoods to all
spices and eastern victims and also as a tribute to Human Greatness may be measured, we 2 eggs beaten
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Worldwide money respectively for specific mince


separately * Mix the milk and second egg (especially after a Gatsby, to
minarets it is an impressive may well ask, is there any man greater
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mosque on Friday for the Jumu’ah sorts of bric-a-brac you are the youth of the Cape Flats. terms, as well as investing 15 ml curry together.
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an orphanage, nursery school There is also a library and gift shop liking. Roads in Athlone
goods or services considered
(Lamartine, Historire de la Turquie, Paris,
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inside Sawants bookstore & poverty and the suffering of known as Gatsby Eye!).
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