Shaykh Ebrahim Gabriels was appointed as the new national director of Al-Quds Foundation (SA), on Wednesday at a ceremony held in Athlone, Cape Town.
This follows a decision that was made by the Al-Quds International Foundation in Beirut, Lebanon earlier this year.
Gabriels, a respected Islamic scholar from Cape Town has served as a trustee of the group since its establishment in South Africa and is the replacement of the late Moulana Ihsaan Hendricks, who passed away late last year after a long battle with illness.
The Al-Quds Foundation is an independent civil organisation with a purpose to work towards protecting the city of Al-Quds in Jerusalem, by preserving its Arab identity and sacred Islamic and Christian sites.
The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) in a statement said they are proud to announce that one of their former presidents, Ebrahim’s dedication and commitment to the liberation of Masjid Al-Aqsa and the Palestinian struggle spans many decades and is well documented.
“We wish Gabriels all the success in this new and very important position. We pray that through his leadership the Al-Quds Foundation will grow and prosper,” the MJC added.