Islamic organisations have urged Muslims to register to vote this weekend ahead of the 2019 national elections. Despite its best efforts to collect the addresses of voters, the electoral commission does not have addresses for 2.8 million voters. The registration drive takes place on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11 March[…]
By Faizel Patel With just a day to go before the 54th African National Congress (ANC) Elective National Conference, The Council of Muslim Theologians says the wellbeing of any society is dependent on the pillars of peace and justice and hopes the new leaders elected at the gathering will take[…]
South African ulema have made an impassioned appeal on Muslims to remain conscious of the siege of Masjidul Aqsa, which has been a flashpoint of violence recently. After a night of unrest at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, fresh clashes broke out on Wednesday between Israeli forces and musallees protesting new[…]
By Ra-ees Moerat While Turkey has taken a bold stance to mediate on the Qatar crisis, South African ulema are still mulling on the issue, but are unequivocal in their position that the matter must be resolved. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the UAE and other nations have cut diplomatic ties with[…]
Umrah tour operators are meeting this weekend in a bid to avert a crisis in the umrah industry, amid a public outcry over the cost of umrah visas. South African Muslims are up in arms, with some calling for a boycott of the umrah. While there is very little information[…]
The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) has again denounced the actions of Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria, saying their attempts to create a ‘caliphate’ was violating laws governing Christian minorities living under Muslim rule. The MJC was commenting on a recent video purported to be that of IS fighters,[…]
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