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Ulema bodies distressed by spate of Muslim kidnappings

Two prominent ulema bodies have expressed alarm at the news of yet another apparent case of abduction of a Muslim businessman in South Africa. On Monday, well known Cape Town‐based businessman, Liyaqat Allie Parker, the founder of the Foodprop Group, was kidnapped as he pulled up at his business premises.[…]

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Islamic Arts Festival coming soon

Cape Town’s colourful and multi-layered Islamic art, culture and heritage will under the spotlight at the first ever Islamic Arts Festival next month. The event aims to create a platform for youth to exhibit their natural artistic abilities in the various art forms. The exhibition is the brainchild of Fusion[…]

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The role of the MJC in the preservation and spread of Islām in the Western Cape

Friday 10 February marks 72 years since the establishment of the Muslim Judicial Council. To mark this historic event, the ulema body delivered a unified khutbah at masajid around the Cape during Jumuah. اَلْحَمْدُ اللهِ الَّذِيْ رَضِيَ لَنَا اْلإِسْلاَمَ دِيْنًا وَمُحَمَّدًا () رَسُوْلاً وَنَبِيا. وَأَشْهَدُ أَنْ لاَّ إِلهَ إِلاَّ االلهُ،[…]

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MJC conveys Eid message

Eid message from the Muslim Judicial Council: Ramadhan has come and left. Similarly, we too will come and go from this earth. And in this short span of time, have we learned the lessons set out for us, achieved the pleasure of the Almighty and achieved His forgiveness? Have we[…]

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Said Nursi symposium to tackle global challenges

Solutions for contemporary Islamic global challenges are amongst a host of topics to be explored at a special symposium on the life of Bediuzamaan Said Nursi (ra) taking place in Cape Town this week. The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) is hosting the event in partnership with the International Turkish organization[…]

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MJC condemns attack on French magazine

The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) has condemned Wednesday’s attack on a satirical magazine in the French capital of Paris. President Maulana Ighsaan Hendricks said there can be no form of explanation to justify what he labels a ‘terrorist’ attack on French citizens. The attack was directed at French satirical weekly[…]

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MJC ushers “change” with advisory panel

The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) announced the launch of a new Independent Advisory Panel, in what is considered the most progessive move for the ulema body in its 70 year history. MJC president Maulana Ihsaan Hendricks said the panel is one the most significant developments for the ulema body and[…]

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