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Planning a janazah under lockdown: Explainer

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[…]

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Muslim community responds to the call for social solidarity

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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Jumuah suspended for 4 weeks: MJC

The Muslim Judicial Council – SA has released its official statement after it revised its fatwa on COVID19 yesterday. After consultation with medical experts and other stakeholders, the MJC has declared that Jumuah prayers will be suspended for a period of four weeks. However, it hastened to add that it is[…]

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MJC issues fatwa on Co-VID 19

THE CORONA VIRUS AND OUR RELIGIOUS OBLIGATIONS The outbreak of the Corona virus pandemic, and the preventative measures adopted by our government as announced in the President’s speech on 15/03/2020, have necessitated that the manner in which Muslims conduct their religious obligations align with the universal imperative of containing the[…]

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MJC unpacks consequences of COVID19 for Muslims

By Aneeqa Du Plessis Darul Islam High school hall was filled with various Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) senior ulema, shuyookh, school principals, madaris, hifth teachers and other Islamic organisations who gathered on Wednesday to be briefed by medical professionals and alims on a collective response and way forward in dealing[…]

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