An extended research paper presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for B.A.(Honours) Degree in History at the University of Cape Town. The aim of this essay is to examine the role of the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) in the struggle against apartheid in South Africa. It will firstly place the study in a theoretical frame which will be followed by a historical tour into the background and formation of the Muslim Judicial Council, its aims, objectives, policy and programme. A section on the MJC's involvement and its responses to Apartheid policies will then follow. The MJC's alignment into the political spectrum will be investigated. The remaining chapters will look at the main objective of this study - to examine the MJC's role in the various stages of the struggle against Apartheid in South Africa emphasising highly politicised events such as the 1976 Uprising, 1985-1986 Mass Mobilisation, 1989-1990 Defiance Campaign, inter alia.