CIR extends sincere condolences upon passing of Moulana Ihsaan Hendricks

Council on International Relations is deeply pained and extends sincere condolences to the South Africa people, and the family of of Moulana Ihsaan Hendricks who died on Friday night at the age of 54 years, after struggling with ill health.

Moulana Ihsaan Hendricks was the president of the Muslim Judicial Council, National Director of the Al-Quds Foundation South Africa and head of the Africa first Gaza Aid Convoy.

Hendricks was an icon of the South African Muslim community.  He was described as a pioneer in Islamic scholarship, breaking new ground in contemporary Islamic discourse and social justice activism. He was considered one of the most prominent Palestinian activists in the world.

The council said in a condolences letter: “Moulana Ihsaan Hendricks will be particularly remembered for his services towards the issue of the Palestinian people. His drive and his enthusiasm when it came to the Palestinian cause are concerned. He showed when having to combat the anti-Palestinian narrative in mainstream media and other platforms.”

“Please accept my heartfelt condolences, words cannot begin to express the sadness we are feeling right now, God rest his soul”, the council concluded in a letter to the South Africa people.