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SA Muslims express indignation at Sri Lanka attacks

South Africa Muslim religious organisations have roundly condemned Sunday’s abhorrent terror attack in Sri Lanka, with local ulema calling for swift justice for the victims. Several coordinated suicide bombings ripped through churches and hotels on Easter Sunday, killing hundreds. On Tuesday, the deathtoll rose to 321, with more than 500[…]

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IEC to accommodate fasting Muslims during elections

The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) has met with the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) to discuss certain considerations for voters and electoral staff who are observing the fast on election day and the two days of special voting scheduled for 6 – 7 May. This comes amid questions from the public[…]

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MJC calls for legal experts to assist Bo Kaap

The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) has called on the legal fraternity within the Muslim community to share their expertise on the preservation of the heritage of Bo-Kaap. The ulema body says its deeply concerned by the ongoing challenges the Bo-Kaap community is faced with. This week, the interdict case between[…]

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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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