PRESS RELEASE Letter of Apology TO: All Islamic Bodies, Respected Uluma, woman’s rights groups, my community, family, friends, and all concerned citizens. Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatulahi wa barakatu I address you in the Name of Allah the Beneficent the Merciful. It is with deep regret and humility that I address[…]
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[…]
The following is a transcript of the talk delivered by Jaamia Galant at the Daroel Ielm Institute as part of a lecture series on the life and legacy of Imam Abdullah Haron I was just a toddler when Imam Haron was killed in detention in September 1969. But I grew[…]
OPINION by Kareem Maliki One might say there is nothing new in the Bo-Kaap residents protests: at the end of the day, all of us are used to seeing South Africans always protesting somewhere about something. However, there is something important about the struggle of Bo-Kaap community that must not[…]
Here is a transcript of a speech delivered by MJC second deputy president Shaykh Riad Fataar at last night’s iftaar dinner with state president Cyril Ramaphosa His Excellency President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa, Minister of Economic Development Mr Ebrahim Patel, Deputy Secretary General of the[…]
By Faizel Patel With just a day to go before the 54th African National Congress (ANC) Elective National Conference, The Council of Muslim Theologians says the wellbeing of any society is dependent on the pillars of peace and justice and hopes the new leaders elected at the gathering will take[…]
Six months after a deadly shooting at a Quebec City mosque, its president’s car was deliberately set on fire, officials said on Wednesday. “Another hateful act” targeted the mosque and its president Mohamed Labidi in addition to “a long series” of other incidents, the Islamic Cultural Center of Quebec said[…]
Houston’s Muslim community is at the forefront of helping those affected by Tropical Storm Harvey, which has flooded much of the fourth most populous city in the United States. Dozens of mosques have either opened their doors for shelter, aided in rescue operations or provided goods, such as food, blankets[…]
As South Africans venture into the 21st century, great parallels can be drawn between Muslim communities of the past and present. Where previously, the notion of ‘Ubuntu’ was an integral aspect of the Muslim community, today we find that individuals are increasingly encaging themselves in gilded-gated estates, far removed from[…]
France’s leading Islamic body has called for imams to be licensed before being allowed to preach, a move that has prompted criticism from voices within the country’s Muslim community. Anouar Kbibech, the president of the French Council for the Muslim Religion, known as the CFCM, has called for imams to[…]
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