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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UUCSA: where it all began

Representatives of the various bodies that make up the United Ulema Council of South Africa (UUCSA), took part in a panel discussion on Wednesday to discuss the alleged ‘fraudulent usurping’ of the UUCSA brand. The discussion also highlighted the origins of the organization, its goals, and its role in the[…]

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Ulema break silence on UUCSA debacle

The secetary general of the United Ulema Council of South Africa (UUCSA), has noted his shock at learning of a bid by various groups to ‘hijack’ the organizations name. Speaking during a national live panel discussion hosted by Radio Islam, Maulana Yusuf Patel questioned whether those impersonating UUCSA, were seeking[…]

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UUCSA: What’s in a name?

Scholars from the United Ulema Council of South Africa (UUCSA) will take part in a panel discussion on Wednesday night, to dissect the controversy surrounding the alleged ‘hijacking’ of the organizations name. The discussion will be broadcast live on Radio Islam and simulcast on VOC and Channel Islam International. The[…]

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