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  • 26 May 2017

    Port Elizabeth:
    Al Bayaan:
    | Awatif: Sheikh Ebrahim Essop | Azhar: Moulana Basheer Moosagie | Baywest: Hafiz Muhammad Osman | Bloemendaal: Sheikh Ramadaan Shabaan | Booysens Park: Sheikh Imad Lagerdien | Central: Sheikh Iman Nakhomo | Cottrell St: | Darul Uloom: Mufti Siraj Desai | Fuqara: Moulana Salmaan Moosagie | Grace St: Imam Abdul Haseeb Jappie | Greenacres: Moulana M Ali Desai | Huda: Moulana Abdurrahmaan Nackerdien | Humphries St: Hafiz Tayyib Moosagie | Korsten JK: Moulana Shafi Moosa | Kuyga: | Mansoor: Moulana Salmaan Fredericks | Motherwell: Imam Moosa Milanzi | NMMU: | New Brighton: Sheikh Nceba Salamntu | Overbaakens: Moulana Nazeem Moosagie | Pier St: Moulana Riyaad Jappie | Rudolph St: Sheikh Abdullatief Lagerdien | Ruvan Centre: Moulana Meraj Mdahoma | Saabireen: Sheikh Majdie Jardien | Salt Lake: Moulana Maseehullah Desai | Taqwa: | West End: Moulana Hussain Kapery

     

    Uitenhage:
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  • 2017

    May

    25: Somalia Feedback. Masjid Mansoor after Esha (7.15 pm Jamaat)

     

    26: Ramadan Starts. First Taraweeh. Subject to sighting of moon

    26: Moonsighting Event. Fathers and sons. Malabar Eidgah. Maghrib Salaah at the Eidgah

     

    Jun

    15: Itikaf Starts. Subject to sighting of moon

     

    16: Youth Hamper Distribution. 8.30am-12.00pm. From Madressa Mansoor

     

    24: Youth Itikaf. Masjid Mansoor. Sat 9.00pm-Sun 6.00am. Registration: 082 883 6601

     

    24: Moonsighting Event. Fathers and sons. Malabar Eidgah. Maghrib Salaah at the Eidgah 

    26: Eidul Fitr. Subject to sighting of moon

 

 

 
 
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Janjira Fort
Janjira Fort
The Siddi are an ethnic group inhabiting India and Pakistan and are descended from Bantu (African) peoples from Southeast Africa brought to the Indian subcontinent as slaves by Portuguese merchants. The Siddi community is currently around 55,000, with Karnataka, Gujarat and Hyderabad in India and Makran and Karachi in Pakistan as the main population centres.

 

The last power base for the Siddis was Murud- Janjira, a fort on an island just off the coastal village of Murud, India 165 km from Mumbai. It was occupied by the Siddis and is famous for being the only fort along India's Western coast that remained undefeated despite Dutch, Maratha and English attacks.
 
The word Janjira comes from the Arabic word Jazeera, meaning island and Murud, once used in Marathi for Abyssinian. Janjira is considered one of the strongest marine forts in India. The fort has 19 bastions, still intact. In its heyday it had all the necessary facilities, e.g., palaces, quarters, mosque, etc. The palace of the Nawabs of Janjira at Murud is still in good shape.
 
Originally the fort was a small wooden structure built by a Koli chief in the late 15th century. It was captured by Pir Khan, a general of Nizamshah of Ahmednagar. Later, the fort was strengthened by Malik Ambar, the African- origin Siddi regent of the Ahmednagar kings. From then onward, Siddis became independent, owing allegiance to Adilshah and the Mughals. Despite repeated attempts, the Portuguese, British and Marathas failed to subdue the power of the Siddi's.
 
Major historical figures from Murud-Janjira include Yahya Saleh and Sidi Yaqub.
 
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