Tensions boiled over outside a mosque in Overport, Durban, on Tuesday night, with onlookers filming a fight between those in attendance.
Those involved have expressed “regret and embarrassment” in the wake of the videos circulating on social media, especially given that it is the holy month of Ramadaan.
IOL spoke with South African Muslim Network’s Dr Faisal Suliman, who had this to say:
“I’m not sure exactly what the fight was about, but these are young men who let their emotions get the better of them, their tempers were lost at the end of prayers, and it’s up to them to make peace. They have expressed regret and embarrassment. This was nothing more than a fist-hiccup (sic),” he said.
It was unfortunate that the brawl was against the spirit of the month, Suliman said.
“But the matter must be taken into perspective. Such a brawl is unfortunate at any time. We must also remember that Muslims are no different to any other religious groups or communities, and there are such minor issues and tempers flaring in all communities, whether outside a church, temple or rugby stadium. This is not confined to Islam,” he said.
I do like the term ‘fist-hiccup’, so props for that one.
You’re going to hear a swear word or two in the video below:
WATCH: Punches fly in Durban mosque brawl, during Ramadaan.
While Muslims around the world are observing Ramadaan, a holy month in the Islamic calendar, a brawl erupted outside a Mosque in Berea on Tuesday night.
— Sunday Tribune (@SundayTribuneSA) May 23, 2018
Not what you want to see, but nothing compared to those fancy pants English chaps at Ascot.
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