Palestinian Union of Muslim Scholars mourns the death of Moulana Sheikh Ihsaan Hendricks, the anti-apartheid activist who died on Friday in Cape Town.
In a statement, the Palestinian Union of Muslim Scholars said that Hendricks was one of the "loyal workers for the sake of Islam in South Africa, as well as a great supporter of the issue of Palestine."
The statement also said that Hendricks lived the Palestinian suffering "minute by minute" and took part in supporting the resilience of the besieged Gaza residents.
The 54-year-old, who died of cancer, had visited the Gaza Strip and described the Palestinian cause as a global Islamic issue.
Born in the Western Cape town of Worcester, Hendricks became principal and president of the Islamic Education Council of the Boland‚ a lecturer in Quranic studies at the Islamic College of South Africa‚ imam at the Nurul Hudaa Masjied in Belhar and a lecturer and assistant principal at the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC)'s Darul Arqam Islamic Institute.
He was first deputy president of the MJC from 2001 to 2006‚ then president until 2016.