The Muslim Judicial Council (SA) has urged masajid to remain closed, given concern around the expected peak of the coronavirus. At the start of level 3 of the lockdown, the MJC advised Masajid to remain closed for the month of June as the Western Cape, however, some mosques chose to[…]
A man whose iconic voice echoed the call to prayer at every moonsighting in Cape Town has fallen silent. Hadji Omar Gabier, the revered, dedicated and passionate ‘maankyker’, has passed on at the age of 85. He served as the president of the Crescent Observer’s Society (COS), a dedicated group[…]
The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) have made a decisive move to keep masajid closed for the time being, amid fears that opening places of worship could fast-track the spread of the coronavirus. The Western Cape remains the epicentre of the epidemic in South Africa and to date has the largest[…]
President Cyril Ramaphosa has urged citizens to join in a national day of prayer and meditation on Sunday. This comes as places of worship can now open under level three lockdown subject to strict restrictions. Ramaphosa says it is important for citizens to once again come together and pray for[…]
There was cautious optimism on Wednesday as religious leaders welcomed the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa that places of worship can open under level three of the national lockdown. Ramaphosa addressed the nation after consulting with religious leaders last week and called on the country to join in a national[…]
As Muslims commence the last ten days of Ramadan, many questions have emerged over the observing of i’tikaf within the home. In a fatwa released by the Muslim Judicial Council today, it is stated that observing i’tikāf within one’s home is invalid. Mufti Taha Karaan explained that all four madhāhib[…]
The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) has issued a guideline for Muslims to perform their Taraweeh salah at home during Ramadan, following the closure of all masajid in South Africa. The country is in the fifth week of a national lockdown, aimed at curtailing the spread of the coronavirus. The virus[…]
The Muslim community in South Africa are urged to give a little extra during Ramadan, given the dire financial need in the broader community as a result of the national lockdown. That’s the impassioned call by the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) Fatwah Department as it announced that fitrah has been[…]
The reality of the coronavirus is changing the way Muslims have to conduct their janazahs in South Africa. The country’s stringent lockdown regulations require Muslims to re-think the way funerals have traditionally been carried out and keep in line with government’s policy on social distancing. At a time of heightened[…]
The Muslim Community of South Africa, represented by numerous social welfare, emergency relief and civil society organisations have heard the call of President Cyril Ramaphosa to assist the poor and vulnerable during the 21-day lockdown period. “We have immediately expended R1m in aid spending and resources to assist with the[…]
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