There was cautious optimism on Wednesday as religious leaders welcomed the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa that places of worship can open under level three of the national lockdown. Ramaphosa addressed the nation after consulting with religious leaders last week and called on the country to join in a national[…]
The United Ulama Council of South Africa (UUCSA) has applied to be a friend of the court in the High Court, should a bid to have mosques reopened be heard. It comes after Johannesburg advocate Zehir Omar threatened to approach the courts to have the regulations, which prohibit mosques from[…]
The United Ulama Council of South Africa (UUCSA) has defended its position to close all masajid as South Africa deals with a global coronavirus of epic proportions. In a simulcast discussion on VOC this morning, UUCSA said the Shariah holds human life in the highest esteem. There’s been a backlash[…]
South African civil groups are adding their voices to calls for the Saudi Kingdom to halt a pending execution of three moderate Islamic scholars, who have been labelled as political dissidents for their views on Saudi politics. Sheikh Salman al-Awdah, Awad al-Qarni and Ali al-Omari have been in prison since[…]
Muslim religious leaders in South Africa have made an impassioned call on Saudi Arabia to release three prominent scholars who are being detained and face possible execution. According to Middle East Eye last week, the three scholars, who are being held on multiple charges of “terrorism” since 2017, will be[…]
The Pretoria high court has ordered that a Port Elizabeth based organisation operating under the name of the United Ulama Council of South Africa (UUCSA) does not have claims to the trademark. The judgement follows a three year long fight between the Johannesburg based ulema organisation called UUCSA and what[…]
The United Ulama Council of South Africa (UUCSA) says it has yet to reach a consensus on whether there was a sighting of the moon for the new Islamic month of Rab’ul Awwal. Confusion reigned when reports on social media indicated the moon was reportedly sighted in Cape Town and[…]
An application is making headway for the potential removal of all religious labelling on food products, with specific focus on halal food. The National Coalition of Christian Groups and Individuals for Practical Equality and Protection of Constitutional Rights (NCCGI) has launched a court bid to challenge regulations allowing products to[…]
South African ulema, joined by a number of Muslim organisations, have urged Muslims not to resort to vigilantism or violence, as a means of protesting certain ideas. This call comes in the wake of a recent assault on Durban born author Zainub Priya Dala, who at an academic workshop last[…]
Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) president, Maulana Igsaan Hendricks, has accused those behind the alleged ‘hijacking’ of the United Ulema Council of South Africa’s (UUCSA) name of showing a lack of integrity. Speaking on Wednesday during a live panel discussion on the issue, he defended the decision to bring the matter[…]
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