The Benefits of Rabi’-al-Awwal: The Hope, in an era of despair

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Our Creator, Allah (SWT), chose the month of Rabi’-al-Awwal to confer on mankind the blessing of the birth of Prophet Muhammad (SAW), and to take His Beloved (SAW) back to Him. “Indeed, to God we belong and to God we shall return.” (2:156) In His Infinite wisdom, our Creator chose to bless Rabi’al-Awwal in this…



International Day for the Eradication of Poverty: MJC (SA)

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In a world with unprecedented levels of economic development, technological advancements and financial resources, it is woefully unacceptable that people are still living in extreme poverty. Very often poverty is categorised as merely an economic issue. Rather it is a multi-dimensional phenomenon that encompasses a lack of both income and the capabilities to live in…



Inter-faith solidarity with Palestine pertinent: MJC (SA)

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The Muslim Judicial Council (SA) extends its heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to the over 4,5 million Southern African provincial synod of the Anglican Church (ACSA), and the Methodist Church of Southern Africa (MCSA) that have adopted the principled position of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) of Apartheid Israel. The binding resolution by ACSA, “Time to…



Breast Cancer Awareness Month: MJC (SA)

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As we usher in Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which traditionally occurs in the month of October, we need to be cognizant of the importance of ensuring any and all awareness campaigns reach the poor and marginalized who do not always have access to the best healthcare. It is critically important that we ensure that in…



International Day of Non-Violence: MJC (SA)

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As we collectively commemorate International Day of Non-Violence, we need to reflect on the challenges we face both locally and abroad and commit to playing a role to secure a culture of peace, tolerance, understanding and non-violence. This day encourages us all to renew our collective commitments to #ENDviolence both in a domestic the context…



THE MUSLIM JUDICIAL COUNCIL (SA) CALLS FOR PEACE AND SECURITY LOCALLY AND ABROAD

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With the myriad of challenges faced both globally and locally, the Muslim Judicial Council (SA) calls for both peace and security throughout the world. Successive generations globally, in some of the most war-torn areas, have suffered under the scourge of war and violence. In many regions like Palestine and Kashmir, occupation has become the only…



Increase in Murder cases, deeply concerning: MJC (SA)

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The Muslim Judicial Council (SA) has noted with deep concern the overall 3.4% increase in murder cases in South Africa. Of further concern is that six out of the top ten areas with the most reported murders are in Cape Town. This highlights the rapid and continuous degradation of moral values in our society for…



THE RIGHTS OF MIGRANTS: XENOPHOBIA UNACCEPTABLE

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Islām has a strong and diverse heritage of migrant protection emanating from the teachings of the Qurān, as well as from historical examples taken from the lives of our great Prophets – from Ibrāhīm (AS), to Mūsā (AS), to Prophet Muhammad (SAW). This includes the duty and responsibility upon us, to provide asylum to those…



Violence against women and children unacceptable

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The Muslim Judicial Council (SA) is deeply horrified by the horrendous and continuous attack on women and children. This grotesque scourge of violence has reached a National Crisis. Every single day we are bombarded with media reports of women and children being subjected to the most outrageous forms of abuse, showing the continued erosion of…