The MJC’s Fatwa Department consists of a full-time Administrator, a Mufti (Head of the Department), and a Fatwa Panel that consists of 7 learned scholars of Shariah. The

Department is responsible for the following activities:

  • Answering Shariah queries telephonically and via email
  • Drafting of Wills
  • Issuing Distribution Certificates

Contact the Fatwa department on 021 684 4606 or email: fatwa@mjc.org.za


All email queries are forwarded to the Mufti of the Fatwa Department for deliberation. The Mufti will then send a reply to Department Administrator who will then forward it to the original enquirer.


The MJC Fatwa Department offers the community the opportunity to draft Shariah-compliant wills. Clients will need to make an appointment to receive advice before the wills are drafted.

Distribution Certificates

A Distribution Certificate is a document listing the heirs of a deceased and the portions each one receives according to the Islamic Laws of Inheritance. The Certificates are issued to clients and attorneys as soon as all relevant documentation is forwarded to the Fatwa Department.

Latest Fatwas

MJC: “Every intoxicant is Haraam” fatwa - No Dagga - Fatwa

MJC: “Every intoxicant is Haraam”

The Muslim Judicial Council (SA) respects the constitutional court’s decision in relation to its ruling

Fitrah and Fidyah amounts for Ramadan 1439/2018 released fatwa - Fidyah - Fatwa

Fitrah and Fidyah amounts for Ramadan 1439/2018 released

The Fatwa Committee of the Muslim Judicial Council is pleased to announce the following quantities

MJC WELCOMES NEW STAFF MEMBER TO FATWA DEPT. fatwa - Moulana Sameegh Sieed - Fatwa


The Muslim Judicial Council (SA) is proud to announce the appointment of Moulana Shameeg Sieed