Today is a historic day for the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) as it ushers in a new era. Today marks the inauguration of the new MJC leadership, under the helm of newly elected president Shaykh Irfaan Abrahams. A public ceremony is being held at the MJC’s headquarters in Athlone this morning. The event opened with a beautiful qira’ah recitation followed by speeches delivered by the ulama.
The event began with a late start as members of the community trickled in, filling the marquee in Cashel Avenue in Athlone to capacity. Shaykh Irfaan arrived with his predecessors Maulana Ighsaan Hendricks, Shaykh Ebrahim Gabriels and the wife of the late Shaykh Nazeem Mohamad, the life president of the MJC.
Shaykh Irfaan was visibly emotional as proceedings began.