Muslim marriage matter gets underway

Preliminary hearings against the State have begun within the Western Cape High Court, as the Women’s Legal Centre (WLC) and fellow interested parties seek to hold government to account over its failure to pass legislation that would recognise Muslim marriages within a court of law. The move seeks to compel[…]

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IUC to commemorate Imam Haron

The Islamic Unity Convention (IUC) will commemorate the anniversary of the tragic passing of anti-Apartheid struggle icon, Imam Abdullah Haron, by hosting a special programme in his honor on Saturday afternoon. Considered one of the most prominent scholars of his day, Haron was well-known for his strong opposition to the[…]

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IUC joins SA Muslim condemnation of IS

The Islamic Unity Convention (IUC) has joined several South African Muslim bodies in condemning the actions of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (Isis). It said in a statement on Wednesday that core tenets of Islam included love, peace and unity and justice and that these values were not[…]

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Al Quds Day march on Friday

The Islamic Unity Convention (IUC) has called on community members to come out in their numbers this Friday, to a march in support of those currently being oppressed in Palestine. The march is being hosted as part of International al-Quds Day, which is held annually on the last Friday of[…]

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No certifying of Israeli products: Sanha

The South African National Halal Authority (Sanha) says it has not issued certification to any Israeli company. Sanha was responding to public criticism on social media that halal bodies were allegedly profiteering from certifying Israeli products and companies for Muslim consumers. There has been growing calls on Muslims to boycott[…]

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