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MJC hosts roadshow, youth-programmes as part of 70th anniversary

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The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) is set to end its year-long 70th anniversary celebrations with a bang, bringing to a close a province-wide roadshow campaign as well as hosting several youth-orientated events. The next four weeks will mark an extremely busy period for the local ulema body. On Sunday it kicks off a two-week intensive roadshow drive with a special programme in Stellenbosch, aiming to honour past imams that have graced the area in and around the historic town. The event is scheduled to take place between 11am and 2pm and VOC will be covering the festivities during the Sunday Live show.

The roadshow continues the following Saturday in Manenberg with a programme entitled ‘No to Violence; Yes to Peace’, which will seek to show solidarity with those affected by crime in the gang infested area. On Sunday 29th November the campaign ventures to the Jamiah Masjid in Strand to honour the late Sheikh Yusuf Karaan, the event doubling as a community outreach programme as well. The 4th and 5th December will see the MJC provide a special workshop to ulema under the theme of ‘The Dynamics of Public Speaking’.

The collaboration with VOC becomes ever more prominent during the middle of December with a series of youth-targeted programmes. This includes an early morning hike on the 13th. Another youth-targeted programme is in the works for the community of Mitchell’s Plain, and will be hosted by the area’s ulema on the 14th. Two days later, the MJC will be involved in the hosting of the Boland Islamic Council Ladies Programme.

MJC Secretary General, Maulana Abdul-Khaliq Allie said the body identified the roadshow as a means of paying tribute to senior ulema, past and present who have made great contributions towards the growth and development of the local Muslim community.

In addition, he said the MJC had resolved to roll out several programmes that could only but help enhance and develop the youth within the community.

“These programmes will help develop Islamic values and morality that is so much required within our community and society. This is to provide the necessary guidance in, and to engage with our young people. Therefore the MJC, in partnership with radio VOC have planned a number of strategic programmes we are going to roll out,” he stated.

More information on the various programmes will be provided in the coming weeks. VOC

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