UUCSA sticks firm on its position to close masajid

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[…]

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Muslim civil society adds voice to Saudi executions

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[…]

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Judgement handed down in UUCSA trademark case

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[…]

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UUCSA yet to reach consensus on hilaal

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[…]

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Dispute over halal labels resurfaces

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[…]

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No vigilantism in Islam, say Muslim groups

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[…]

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UUCSA issue “cancerous”: MJC

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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