The MJC (SA) welcomed Dr Rabiah Ryklief who obtained her PhD in Zoology from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) this year, as well as visiting Professor Luka who is an environmentalist from the United Kingdom today.

Dr Ryklief’s work extends to projects and research that involved the study of white sharks in Mossel Bay, tracking the behaviour of Cape Gannets, and conducted census on the African penguin. She is a part-time lecturer at NMMU, a member of the Board of Directors for Oceans Society, an external consultant for Save the Elephants SA, and the list continues. Furthermore, she has presented academic papers at various conferences around the world.

Her aim is to work with the MJC at a local madrassa and link our environment to the Quraan and how this aims to build relationships and character with human beings.

The president of the MJC, Sheikh Irafaan Abrahams acknowledged Dr Ryklief’s achievements and extensive CV at such a youthful age.

“We are proud of our daughters because they have achieved what we could not have achieved in our time. We didn’t have this kind of opportunity due to the Aparthied regime. We therefore applaud our professionals for their commitment and honor them in in this manner,” Sheikh Abrahams said.