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26 November 2013



While the core concepts of Islamic finance date back to the birth of Islam in the 6th century, the modern Islamic

finance industry is young as its timeline begins only a few decades ago. The current movement towards

understanding the pristine purity, justice, equity and management of Shari`ah complaint financial management

has attracted the attention of Muslims as well as those from outside the house of Islam. With the result Islamic

Finance has evolved rapidly in South Africa and continues to serve a growing population of Muslims as well as the

conventional non-Muslim investors. 

The Finality of Prophet hood Conference. PDF  | Print |  E-mail

The MJC in partnership with the International Khatme Nubuwwat Movement (IKNM) officially launched the ‘Finality of Prophet hood’ conference on Friday 29 November 2013. The event was hosted by the Zeenatul Islam Masjid in Muir Street, District Six. The conference hosts various international scholars from the Indian sub-continent as well as the UK and Saudi Arabia. The main focus of the conference is to educate the local scholars and Muslim public about the various deviant sects that are often incorrectly perceived to be an extension of Islam.

“Rape Crisis” presents workshop to MJC PDF  | Print |  E-mail


19 November 2013

Rape Crisis presented a workshop to Muslim Judicial Council social workers and Ulama in order to raise awareness of the widespread incidences of rape and on how to assist the victims within the community.  Sharmiela Francis, a Rape Counsellor shared statistics of the extent of rape in our community and also emphasized the high levels of incest occurring within Muslim families.  Sister Sharmiela highlighted the extent of rape ravaging families and reported that a woman is raped every 26 seconds in South Africa.  Reports such as this have shamefully earned South Africa the title of “Rape Capital of the World”, a title that we should be ashamed of.

MJC calls for Barghouthi release PDF  | Print |  E-mail

28 October 2013


Free Barghouthi Campaign – A Global movement for justice

“Occupation and peace are incompatible.” Extract from Declaration signed at Robben Island 

The Muslim Judicial Council [MJC] conveys its full support and applauds the collective team comprised of local and international human rights groups, NGO‟s and Palestine solidarity activists for a very successful campaign titled “International Campaign for the Freedom of Marwan Barghouthi and all Palestinian Political Prisoners” which was launched from the historic South African landmark, Robben Island, on Sunday, 27th October, 2013. The Palestinian based “Popular Campaign for the Release of Marwan Barghouthi and all Palestinian Political Prisoners” and the “Ahmed Kathrada Foundation” co-ordinated the local campaign which took inspiration and hope from Robben Island where the spirit of political prisoners remained strong despite the cruelty of the oppressive apartheid system.

Islamic Banking Workshops PDF  | Print |  E-mail

The MJC Fatwa Department will be hosting a three session workshop on the various aspects of Islamic Banking. These will be run by Mawlana Tauhaa Karaan and others Insha Allah. The MJC hereby invites all Ulama, Scholars and Masaajid Committees to attend these important workshops.


They are scheduled for Friday nights at 20:00 - 22:00 on the following Fridays in the MJC Boardroom

Friday 1 November     topic  - transactional banking Ml Tauhaa Karaan

Friday 15 November   topic - investment banking.

Friday 22 November   topic - takafol, Islamic Insurance

Refreshments will be served Insha Allah.

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