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MJC issues a fatwa on Open Mosque

In the light of the debate around the open mosque, the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) has issued the following fatwa on Thursday: The Muslim Judicial Council (SA) convened a special meeting with representatives of Mosques and Islamic Institutions to provide a scholarly and collective response to the establishment of the[…]

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No call for Open Mosque protest: MJC

The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) has categorically denied rumours that it has called a protest at the launch of the Open Mosque on Friday. A message circulating on social chat group Whatsapp states that the ulema body has called for the community to protest the controversial place of worship, being[…]

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‘Open mosque’ being investigated

A local advocacy group says it has no association with what has been labeled a “gay” mosque being established in Cape Town soon. The mosque is promoted as being gender equal and non sectarian. Rumours of the mosque have spread like wildfire on social media, with some people calling for[…]

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MJC supports Russell Tribunal on Palestine

Civil society and religious bodies in South Africa have given their full backing for a special sitting of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine (RToP), expected to convene later this morning. Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) president Maulana Ihsaan Hendricks, said the ulema body remains committed to the principles of the Russell[…]

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Faure Kramat under threat

The sanctity of the iconic Faure Kramat has come under threat recently, after the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) became aware of the emergence of several land claimants, who are seeking to acquire portions of the Zandvliet farm. The MJC have also expressed frustration at the lack of progress in their[…]

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IS fuelling global propraganda machine: MJC

The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) has called on the United Nations (UN) to put an end to the Islamic State (IS) destructive path and prevent further atrocities in the volatile region. This follows the recent beheading of a second US journalist, Steven Sotloff, as well as Thursday’s kidnapping of dozens[…]

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Mid-East strife big on IUMS agenda

Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) president Maulana Ighsaan Hendricks was re-elected as an executive member of the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS) for a third time at its annual gathering in Turkey last week. Over 100 Muslim scholars, politicians and intellectuals from across the globe convened in Istanbul to mark[…]

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‘IS has no basis in Islam’

The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) has again denounced the actions of Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria, saying their attempts to create a ‘caliphate’ was violating laws governing Christian minorities living under Muslim rule. The MJC was commenting on a recent video purported to be that of IS fighters,[…]

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March only small step: MJC

The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) has issued a heartfelt appreciation to Cape Town for the massive turnout for Wednesday’s march to Parliament, in support of the people of Gaza. The march, which is being regarded as the biggest pro-Palestinian event of its nature for many years, attracted a nearly 40[…]

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MJC fund appeal a hoax

The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) has warned against a scam doing the rounds on Facebook, using the name of the organisation and asking for funds on behalf of president Maulana Igsaan Hendricks. Hendricks said that they were alerted during the course of this week, that a Facebook page had been[…]

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