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MJC to host Khatam al-Qur’an in honour of the deceased

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With the recitation of the Quran being the cornerstone of the sacred month of Ramadan, the Muslim Judicial council (MJC) is inviting all to ‘A day with the Qur’an’ this Sunday. The Khatam al-Qur’an is in honour of all deceased members of the ulama body, as well as those who contributed to the growth of Islam within South Africa. The programme will include qiraa-ah, which will feature local qurraa, including; Qari Abdul Aziz Brown, Qari Abndurahman Sadien, Qari Gasan Leak, Qari Saleem Gaibie, Qarie Shukrie Frydie, Qari Gaarith Williams, Qari Sharief Martin, and Qari Mubarik Taliep.

While the MJC is hosting the event, the idea was a long time wish of its newly elected president, Shaykh Irafaan Abrahams.

The deputy president of the MJC, Maulana Abdul Khaliq Allie says the endeavour is a show of appreciation to all a’imma and masaajid committees who continue to work tirelessly to  promote an atmosphere of spirituality within the Cape.

“The masajid are alive and vibrant. The young huffath who lead the Taraweeh prayers create an environment in which we know that we are part of a global ummah,” Allie said.

In addition, the event will mark the 70 years of service provided by the leaders of the ulama body, as well as community members who have dedicated their time and resources to the service of Islam within South Africa.

“This day with the Qur’an is in honour of our predecessors and in honour of our leaders who have sacrificed so much for this community.”

In light of Youth Day, the MJC is inviting all young huffaath to join the auspicious occasion and complete as many khaatam as possible.

“This is the start of an annual programme, [so] we call upon all a’imma and huffaath to join this event and make these moments count.”

Date: 19 June 2016

Time: 9am – 1pm (The qiraa-ah programme will commence at 4pm)

Venue: Darul Islam Masjid, Surrey estate

For more information, contact the MJC’s Department of Qur’anic Affairs on: (021) 696-1506

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