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Most mosques suspend Jumuah to combat COVID19

More masajid in Cape Town have decided to close their doors to musallees in a bid to curtail the spread of the coronavirus, an extraordinary move that has shaken the Muslim community. South Africa’s coronavirus infections have now surpassed the 100 mark, with 116 positive cases confirmed on Wednesday. This[…]

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‘Social distancing’ explained

Globally governments around the world are responding to the covid-19 pandemic, and social distancing is a core facet to limit the spread of the virus. Social distancing can be defined as a set of nonpharmaceutical infection control actions intended to stop or slow down the spread of a contagious disease.[…]

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Jumuah suspended for 4 weeks: MJC

The Muslim Judicial Council – SA has released its official statement after it revised its fatwa on COVID19 yesterday. After consultation with medical experts and other stakeholders, the MJC has declared that Jumuah prayers will be suspended for a period of four weeks. However, it hastened to add that it is[…]

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MJC issues fatwa on Co-VID 19

THE CORONA VIRUS AND OUR RELIGIOUS OBLIGATIONS The outbreak of the Corona virus pandemic, and the preventative measures adopted by our government as announced in the President’s speech on 15/03/2020, have necessitated that the manner in which Muslims conduct their religious obligations align with the universal imperative of containing the[…]

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