Ebrahim Rasool

Rasool wedding: No act of kufr was committed

The following is the official statement by the Muslim Judicial Council, following its Special General Majlis Meeting held at the MJC on Saturday:  Decisions were made and steps were taken in the run-up to, and the aftermath of the wedding of Ebrahim Rasool’s daughter has necessitated deep introspection within our[…]

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Rasool to head ANC WCape elections campaign

After watching the South African political landscape from afar for the past eight years, former US ambassador and Western Cape premier Ebrahim Rasool is making a foray back into local politics. On Monday, the African National Congress (ANC) announced that the former US ambassador and Western Cape premier will head[…]

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ANC in an effort to win back Western Cape

The African National Congress (ANC) in the Western Cape is evoking the strategy that won in the province during the 2004 general elections. It’s hoping that by retracing its steps then, it will wrestle control of the province back from the Democratic Alliance (DA) in 2019. Hence the party’s Provincial[…]

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Rasool – Muslims need unite against Islamophobia

As a widely revered politician and ex-premier of the Western Cape, Ebrahim Rasool left South Africa to serve as the South African Ambassador to the United States (US) from 2010 to 2015. His time in the US granted him first-hand experience of issues faced by American Muslims and the accompanying[…]

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Unveiling the heart of extremism

OPINION by Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool In an opinion piece in the Washington Post last week, Dr Ebrahim Moosa wrote about his friend, Rashid Moosagee, who studied theology with him in India and returned to South Africa with him. In the face of an evil and unjust apartheid system his friend asserted[…]

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IPSA to unpack ‘Khilafah’

As the world faces strife with the rise of extremism and sectarianism, two global scholars will explore a middle way response for Muslims. The Islamic Peace University of South Africa (IPSA) will host a colloquium called ‘Understandings of Khilāfah: Examining Current Geopolitical Complexities within the Muslim World’ to discuss critical[…]

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US Jews divided on Palestine: Rasool

On his annual return to the Mother City, the South African ambassador to the United States, Ebrahim Rasool, has spoken out against the escalating Israel-Palestine conflict. He questioned the motives behind Israel’s bombardment of the Gaza Strip and expressed shock that a community still reeling from the atrocities of the[…]

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