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UUCSA: What’s in a name?

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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 issue surrounding the rights to UUCSA’s name has been a contentious matter for many years. The ulema fraternity was formed in 1994 by founding members Maulana Yunus Patel, the late MJC president Sheik Nazeem Mohammed and MJC fatwa department head Maulana Yusuf Karaan, amongst others, but failed to register its name and logo with the Registrar of Trade Marks upon its formation.

In 2013, the UUCSA brand was usurped by Maulana A.S Desai from the Majlis in Port Elizabeth, after he registered the name with the Trade Marks Office. UUCSA were subsequently threatened with legal action if it continued to use the name.

According to a press statement released by UUCSA, Maulana Desai had justified his usurping of the name on the basis that his organization was formed in 1989, despite never releasing any statements or having no proof of existence prior to 2013.

UUCSA has accused Maulana Desai’s organization of releasing false public statements, ‘meant primarily to mislead the public’.

Wednesday’s discussion will seek to address the issue surrounding the ‘fraudulent’ use of UUCSA’s name, the various press releases issued in its name, as well as UCCSA’s response to the controversy.

The panel will include representatives of UUCSA and will be hosted by Radio Islam programme manager, Sulaimaan Ravat.

Be sure to catch the discussion live on VOC on Wednesday night, starting from after Esha until 10pm. VOC


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6 comments

  1. a fight between the same dubious reactionary sectarian types, the loss of one under the other will be no loss to south africa, when the one group is not guilty of lies of one sort ie the the northerners lied and misled most of us regarding eid of ramadhaan saying 26 sighted the crescent when it was impossible, in order to be the lackeys of the saudis they had the first day of the new month dated “0”, the southerners called the rest “kaafir” on account of the errors in the halaal certification etc……

  2. By now the public knows that Moulana Bham is the biggest bogus around town. Did he not claim to the Star Newspaper that HE represents South Africa’s two million Muslims? Wow! By the way, whenever did the Muslim Ummah have a democratic vote which brought the MJC etc. to power?

  3. MAULANA A S DESIA IS A SPIRITUAL DOCTOR.YOU SEE BROTHER WHEN THE UMMAT IS SO SICK LIKE A CANCER PATIENT YOU CANNOT PUT A PLASTER.YOU NEED TO HAVE CHEMO.IN THE SAME WAY WHEN MAULANA BUM AND THEM ARE DESTROYING THE DEAN THEY NEED THE SHOCK TREATMENT WITH HARSH WORDS .THATS WHY WE HAVE OUR DEAN SURVIVING 1400 YEARS.ALTHOUGH WE AS MUSLIMS ARE WEAK MAULANA A S DESIA IS JUST TELLING US OUR WRONGS AND TRYING TO SAVE US FROM ALLAH TAALA PUNISHMENTS.LOOK AT THE MUSLIMS TODAY .GAY MASJID THE MAULANA BUM IN THE WORLD CUP WHERE THERE FULL OF WOMEN HAVE NAKED .I MEAN WERE IS IT GOING TO STOP.THE MAULANA A S DESIA UCCSA IS ONLY CALLING ON THE TRUTH.LOOK AT THE OTHER UCCSA ITS GOT BIDAH WITH EAT .HOWS IS THAT EXCEPT ABLE

  4. I am a weak muslim but i agree with the as desia uccsa.The least we can do is aknowledge our wrongs and we need a scolding to save us like a father would scream at his child who is going to destroy himself out of love for his child .The maulana is like a ftaher to us laymen .we appreciate his advise from his uccsa .Really we the ummat dont care about a name ,what we care about is to be shown the true islam.Whats going to happen to our kids when the fordsburg maulnas are becomming so money lovers.In the banks they are in the chickens .in the funerals of mandela .in the gay masjids they silent .Behind the cross they stand .NOBODY MUST SAY ANYTHING .DONT WE FEAR ALLAH PAAK .MAULANA IS RIGHT TO WAKE US UP FROM OUR SLEAP.

  5. Radio Islam is dead scared of The Majlis and fears the public power of the Majlis. If not, why did they not stick to their normal trend and take calls last night? The public was asked to forward sms’s and e- mails. The reason is clear: Dhorat and Ravat wanted to control the flow of information. No wonder Sulaiman Ravats Ustaaz called him up and told him clearly that he is destroying the Deen of Islam.

  6. SILIEMANRAVAT MESSED UP THE PROGRAM LAST NIGHT BY CALLING THE SUNNI ULAMA SOMTHING LIKE GRAVE WORSHIPPERS OR BIDATIES.EISH .THEY MUST BE FUMING .HOW COULD HE DISGRACE THEM ON AIR AND BELITTLE THEM .ARE THEY NOT UNITED AS ONE .THEY THE SUNNIS HAVE BEEN USED AND ABUSED .POOR THINGS .THE QAWALI IS ON KNOW SILEMAN RAVT AGAINST THE BIDATIES .ARA YAR ………

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