Questions around the processes for the burial of Muslim coronavirus patients have been raised, bringing to the fore a range of important issues from an Islamic and health perspective. As it stands South Africa has 402 confirmed cases of Covid-19. Gauteng has the highest cases of the virus and the Western[…]
The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) had on Wednesday held an auspicious event at the iconic Saint Georges Cathedral to commemorate 75 years since its inception. The venue played a significant role as it was the place where at least 62 Islamic scholars and academics had gathered for the first time[…]
The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) has welcomed the arrests of three suspects in Durban, in connection with an attack on a mosque in Verulam that left one dead and three others critically injured. It is alleged that three suspects attacked Imam Hussain Mosque in Ottawa on 10 May, slitting the[…]
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.[…]
The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) has requested dua (prayers) for its former president, maulana Ihsaan Hendricks, who has been admitted to an Intensive Care Unit at a local Cape Town hospital. With concern for the maulana’s well-being expected to pour in, the current president of the ulama body, shaykh Irafaan[…]
While the debate around the Muslim Marriages Bill remains a divisive issue within the South African Muslim community, the majority of ulema are in support of the court bid to compel national government to make this a reality. The fight for the recognition of Muslim marriages is one rooted in[…]
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[…]
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 وَنَبِيا. وَأَشْهَدُ أَنْ لاَّ إِلهَ إِلاَّ االلهُ،[…]
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[…]
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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