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What does Islam say about music?

After Nike distanced itself from the “Satan Shoes” created in a collab by rapper Lil Nas X and MSCHF, the Real Talk team was surprised to see the amount of support the artist received online. The uproar however raised important questions around the influence music has on youth, particularly young muslims. Varying opinions arose over music in Islam, with Sh Zaid Fataar and Sh Fakhruddin Owaisi sharing their view (skip to 11.21).

As a muslim, what is your take on music?

Binyameen Musa & wife Thaakirah Mohamed on latest album “From Our God, For Our God”

In an exclusive interview with Real Talk, creatives Binyameen Musa and wife Thaakirah Mohamed dropped by the studio to share news of an “evolutionary” upcoming sonic experience. The album, titled “From Our God, For Our God”, holds 17 tracks, one of which features Mohamed’s spoken word. Musa details how his journey to Islam influenced his lyrical output and redefined his mission as an artist. In their first radio interview as a married couple, the pair also share inspirational words for youth and how to achieve “ego death”. Talk a listen to the full conversation:
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Sh Yusuf Gassiep on Dar Ahlil Quraan fundraiser

out. Like many other organisations that have been stifled by the pandemic, the Dar Ahlil Quraan institution in Ottery was exception. But given that the Quran is such a crucial part of a successful life- Real Talk hopes to highlight its latest fundraiser. The Dar Ahlil Quraan institution teaches Tahfith Al-Qurán, Arabic, Jazariyyah (poetry) Tajwíd Theory, Tafsir, Qurán literacy for beginners and Life-Skills on a full and part time bases. Extra Mural and Outreach activities are also an integral part of the education programme. Classes are held weekdays at Masjidul-Fatgh, Old Strandfontein Road. Contact Mualima Maheerah to find out how to contribute: 079 600 1980

Ahmed Kathrada Foundation's Busiswe Nkosi talks Anti-Racism Network SA

Colourism and racism once again became hot topics this week- and the timing was more appropriate than you think! Anti-Racism Week is commemorated annually between the 14th and 21st in the
“Human Rights” Month of March. The year of 2021 carries the theme “Youth standing up against racism”, seeking to foster a global culture of tolerance, equality and anti-discrimination. Anti-Racism Manager at the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation and co-ordinator of the Anti-Racism Network SA Busiswe Nkosi joined Real Talk to tell us more about a week long campaign tackling the long standing issue. Also hear social media users response to the question: “Is racism is more 'relevant' to your parents than you?”

Real Talk Team unpacks this weeks university student protests

As university student protests broke out across South Africa this week, Real Talk took to social media to ask whether or not students historical debt should be scrapped. It comes amid clashes with police in Cape Town, Johannesburg and the Free States students during violent demonstrations, where officers stand accused of murdering an innocent bystander and Minister of Higher Education Blade Nzimande comes under fire from government. Take a listen to the full chat here:

Founder of Athlone's 'The Homie heat & eat' Safiyah Pathan (18)

Cape Town teenager Safiyah Pathan joined the Real Talk team in studio to unpack her heat and eat business and what inspired her. The Athlone based business has home-made meals available at under R60, provides platters and does deliveries. Be sure to order a day in advance from the meat, chicken and seafood menu. Safiyah can be contacted on 061 365 9784, or check social media via The___Homie
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Muslim Youth Movement's Rashid Chopdat on FREE virtual workshop for youth

Project Manager Rashid Chopdat talks to Real Talk about the Muslim Youth Movement's 3-day virtual workshop programme for youth. The MYM is seeking to restore hope to unemployed youth by providing a platform to learn unique and necessary skills- for FREE. In the economic climate we find ourselves in? This is certainly an opportunity not to be missed! The conference runs from 8.30am to 1pm between 22-24 Feb. Contact Rashid Chopdat on 084 257 7786

The Mountain Crew's Jihad Own on the #FillABagChallenge

Founder of the #FillABagChallenge Jihad Owen tells us about an exciting initiative seeking to encourage individuals to play their part in keeping our hiking trials clean. The Capetonian says although the response thus far has been unexpectedly positive, the group hopes to gain more traction. Owen kicked off the challenge earlier this year after being confronted with unfortunate amounts of rubbish during one of the groups hikes.

Conscious Revolutionist Thaakirah Mohammed publishes 'Mercy'

Conscious Revolutionist Thaakirah Mohammed joined the Real Talk team to detail the journey to creation of her book titled ‘Mercy’, as she becomes the first Indian-Muslim female author to be published from George. Mohammed is a blogger, social justice activist, motivational speaker, emotional healer and integral life coach. The ‘Influe-Hancer’ has garnered her following by sharing her past trauma’s and encouraging perseverance and ‘Conscious’ belief of Allah swt.

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