A series of public programmes on the current status of Masjidul Aqsa and the ” Road of liberation to Al Quds” to be delivered by Sheikh Ra’ed Salah have been postponed in light of a serious turn of political events in the Middle East.
The Palestinian scholar was due to arrive in South Africa today and scheduled to address audiences in Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg and Zambia.

In a press release, the Muslim Judicial Council(MJC) – the organisers of the tour, said the change in plan was necessitated in light of the “serious developments in Egypt” which have seen hundreds of peaceful protestors killed by the Egyptian regime for their stance against the recent military coup enacted against Mohammed Morsi.

“As an international leader commited to the liberation of Al Aqsa and fully supportive of the rights of the democratically elected leader of Egypt, Mohammed Mursi, Sheikh Raed will be leading protests in Jerusalem in support of the people of Rabaa al Adawiyya who are being massacred.”

The MJC said it would keep the community updated on developments relating to the visit and appealed to the public to continue praying for the well-being of the Sheikh as well as Muslims in Egypt.

Sheikh Salah is the leader of the northern branch of the Islamic Movement in 1948 Palestine. He has earned the title ‘Shaykhul Aqsa’ for his ceaseless dedication to the protection of Masjidul Aqsa and exposing Zionist schemes against Islam’s 3rd Holiest site.

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