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mjcThe Muslim Judicial Council [MJC] hosted a special Iftaar program on the 28 July 2013/1434 at the Islamic Peace University of South Africa in honour of two Palestinian graduates who completed their Masters degrees at the University of Cape Town. Palestinian scholars currently studying in South Africa are beneficiaries of an agreement between the President of the MJC, Maulana Ihsaan Hendricks and the leader of the Islamic Movement, Shaykh Raed Saleh. Maulana Ihsaan initiated the project in order to make a meaningful contribution towards the Palestinian community.

The iftaar was thus hosted in honour of two graduates, Muath and Rudayna Khatib who graduated with a Masters in Bio Chemical Engineering and Masters in English in Literature respectively. Both graduates completed their degrees in Palestine and acquired their Masters at the University Cape Town. They will be returning to Palestine for Eid holding a
prestigious Masters degree acquired from UCT in South Africa.
The outcome of the project has further yielded a list of scholars amongst them students qualifying in Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Political Science, Honours in Business Admin and Doctorate in Bio Chemical Engineering from the University of Free State, Witwatersrand and the University of the Western Cape.
As part of the MJC’s support for the Palestinian community, The MJC invests in the education and future leadership of the Palestinian nation through the facilitation of the education of Palestinian students wanting to live and study in Cape Town.
The successful project is funded in collaboration with Al Imdaad Foundaton, South African National Zakah Fund, Al Quds Foundation and Islamic Relief who we thank for their continued support of the project and Palestinian students in South Africa.
We would like to encourage the community to support this global initiative that will ensure that South Africans contribute towards the facilitation of the education of the Palestinian people.
Issued by:
Nabeweya Malick
Public Affairs/Media Liaison


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