Coronavirus: How Ramadan will differ this year

With the spread of Covid-19 impacting millions of people worldwide, the holy month of Ramadan, which is scheduled to begin on or around Thursday 23 April, may look very different this year. What usually happens during Ramadan? For Muslims around the world, Ramadan is one of the most revered months[…]

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MJC weights into Arafat fasting debate

The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) has issued a statement on the question of fasting on the 9th Dhu al-Hijjah. It comes on the back of reignited debate on social media on whether South Africans should fast on the Day of Arafat, which will be marked on Saturday in Saudi Arabia,[…]

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Muslims urged to fast during Dhul Hijja

As we move closer to the start of Dhul Hijja and the hajj season, the MJC leadership says it’s deeply concerned about the level of moral degradation in South Africa. The ulema have therefore called upon the Muslim community, to utilize the first nine days of Dhul Hijja in fasting.[…]

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How to manage your diabetes during Ramadan

There’s a lot of controversy about whether diabetics should fast during the month of Ramadan. This is because they’re required to eat before sunrise and then only again after sunset. It is recommended that those diabetics who are able to fast carefully reassess their meal plans in order to control[…]

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Ramadan message from the President of the MJC

Assalaamu Alaykoem wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatu — May the peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be Upon you. Allah Almighty says, “O You who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, so that you may be Allah-Conscious (come closer to Allah). [Fasting] is[…]

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Ramadan – An Archetype of Islam

By Yaseen Kippie The month of Ramadan is a festive period for all Muslims, whether rich or poor, young or old. It brings a sense of heightened consciousness of Allah through fasting together as a community. This is an archetype of what Islam really stands for. This consciousness, or Taqwa,[…]

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