Shaykh Seraj Hendricks: A Luminous Lamp in the Shade of Table Mountain by: Dr H.A. Hellyer


Author: Dr H.A. Hellyer
Publisher: Dar al-Turath al-Islami
Format: paperback
Pages: 51
ISBN: 9780620911092

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“In this tribute of reverence and love, Shaykh Dr Hisham A. Hellyer fulfils the time-honoured tradition of recording in writing the biographies of luminaries who have passed on – most particularly, that of Shaykh Seraj Hendricks. He weaves into it the fascinating backstory of how the Muslims at the Cape, after two centuries of forced migration, isolation, social subjugation and enslavement, began, after the abolition of slavery in 1834, to re-establish links with the Muslim world, and specifically Makka. From this contact, the suppressed aspirations of Cape Muslims sprung into a resurgent and resilient tradition of scholarship that continues to the present day.”
– Maulana Taha Karaan