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Title:Muslims and Apartheid: The Theory and Practice of Muslim Resistance to Apartheid
Author:Sicard, S.v.
Year:1989
Periodical:Journal of the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs
Volume:10
Issue:1
Period:June
Pages:199-222
Language:English
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:Islam
apartheid
Religion and Witchcraft
Ethnic and Race Relations
Law, Human Rights and Violence
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Politics and Government
politics
Link:https://doi.org/10.1080/02666958908716115
Abstract:Muslims appear at a first glance to be newcomers in the struggle against discrimination, exploitation and injustice in Azania (South Africa). This paper points out that this is not the case, but rather the opposite, i.e. that Muslims laid the foundation stone for the struggle that is now intensifying. The paper sets out the involvement of Muslims in the struggle from the arrival of the first Muslims in 1657-1658 and their resistance to Dutch rule, through Muslim opposition under British and Afrikaaner rule, up to the present. It pays special attention to the attitudes of contemporary Muslim organizations such as the Muslim Judicial Council, the Muslim Board for Prison Welfare and State Institutions, the Muslim Youth Movement, Qiblah, Tabligh Jamaat, the Call of Islam, and the Bo-Kaap Action Group. Today Muslims are outspoken and active in the national movement against apartheid. Whatever their differences may be, all South African Muslims are committed to the elimination of apartheid. Ref.
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