Around 3 percent of South Africas population is Muslim, and many of them live in Cape Town.
What percent of South Africa is Muslim?
3% Muslims make up about 3% of South Africas population of nearly 60 million. Muslims have lived in South Africa for hundreds of years and have several mosques and heritage sites across the country.
Are Cape Town Muslims Sunni?
Although the majority of Muslims are Sunni, smaller numbers are Shia and there is some Ahmadi following, particularly in Cape Town.
Is it haram not to wear hijab?
Hijab is an Arabic word which directly translates to “barrier.” Many would recognize the word to mean the headscarf worn by Muslim women out of religious faith. If this is, in fact, the case, then choosing not to cover ones head would be impermissible (haram) in the faith.