Salamun Alaykum Sr UmeAimon and other enlightened minds. Perhaps I should excuse you for not understanding the South African and especially Cape Town's mindset of the general muslim public. The reason why I asked if anyone knows about him is, that when he leaves Cape Town's shores he will be leaving with loads and loads of money donated by rich and poor. And the destitute will think nothing of giving their last for this man just because of his supposed lineage.
The same happened about 6 months agao, when another "direct" descendent was brought to our shores and on tour and who subsequently flew away from here with probably a vast amount donated funds. This was repeated about a year ago of another "descendent". So hopefully, you understand why I asked this question.
Furthermore, on Friday, I listened to this man on the radio delivering the Friday Jumuh lecture. What I heard was exactly the same stuff I learned in kindergarden madressa but the audience were overawed by listening to this man. They were not listening to his words or the content of his speech, but just to be in his presence and hearing his voice. I could not discern anything of value on what he said. All N2I stuff par excellence. Yet this man is revered here with the "holy" lineage and Cape Town is flocking to wherever he appears. Remember those days of Jimmy Swaggart who drew large crowds?
Anyway, I understand what all the bright minds said, but I wanted you to look at what is happening around here. He comes into the mosque with an entourage all dressed in the "holy" arab garb and he walks with a stick similar to the ones we see on portraits of Moses.
Anyway, perhaps I am just over paranoid.