Jamiatul Ulama

Concern that violent crimes spilling into sacred spaces

Tuesday night’s shooting outside the Mayfair masjid has rattled the Muslim community and there are now increased concerns around the safety of musallees. A 40 year old Ethiopian national was allegedly accosted by two suspects and shot dead as he left the Jumuah masjid after Maghrib prayers. Gauteng police spokesperson[…]

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Scholarly giant Mufti Afzal Hoosen Elias passes away

The Jamiatul Ulama South Africa says it’s saddened by the news of the passing of Deputy Amir of the Jamiatul Ulama KwaZulu-Natal Mufti Afzal Hoosen Elias. According the Jamiatul Ulama KZN, Mufti Elias passed away on Wednesday after a long illness. In a statement, Secretary General of Jamiat SA Ml[…]

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SA: A time to reflect

Muslim religious leaders have added its voice to the chorus of calls for President Jacob Zuma to step down. In a statement on Wednesday, the Jamiatul Ulama in South Africa joined the National Religious Leaders Forum in chastising Zuma for his cabinet reshuffle, which has plunged the country into a[…]

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Ulema support students, but caution against violence

In recent weeks, the Fees Must Fall (FMF) movement has dominated headlines and called to the fore all stakeholders as violence continues to surge.  Universities across the country have witnessed an alarming outbreak of violence, from the destruction of property to confrontation between police and students, as frustrated students demand[…]

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Beware of fake Zam Zam water

The Jamiatul Ulama South Africa has urged Muslims to be cautious about Islamic outlets that are selling bottles of Zam Zam water that may be allegedly fake and filled with ordinary tap water. Zam Zam water is derived from the well of Zam Zam in Makkah, Saudi Arabia and is[…]

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Jamiatul Ulama weighs into IS

As global Muslim leaders continue to rebuke the actions of the Islamic State (IS), the Jamiatul Ulama South Africa has added its voice in condemning the reported acts of  brutality and mass murders of the people of Iraq and Syria. The IS, or ISIS as they were formally known, is[…]

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