The United Ulama Council of South Africa (UUCSA) held its quarterly meeting in Durban on the 17 and 18 of May 2021, wherein various matters of national importance were discussed.
Delegates representing eight of the nine members; the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC), Jamiatul Ulama KZN (JUKZN), Sunni Jamiatul Ulama (SJU), Sunni Ulama Council (SUC), Cape Town Ulama Board (CTUB), Darul Ihsan Humanitarian Centre (DIHC), Jamiatul Ulama South Africa (JUSA) and the Council of Ulama Eastern Cape (CUEC) attended the two day meeting in Durban. The Northern Cape Ulama Council (NCUC) could not be present.
Key points of discussion included the following:
• Comprehensive sexuality education in schools
• The proposed single marriage statute
• The need to enhance integration and participation of indigenous Ulama within the structures of affiliate members
• Challenges in Hilaal sighting that may compromise unity in South Arica
• The uncertainty around the upcoming Hajj season
• The 100 day Palestine Awareness Program.
UUCSA also embarked on strategic stakeholder engagement. It met with:
• The Islamic Medical Association of South Africa – (Durban Chapter)
• The Association of Muslim Schools – (Durban Chapter)
• The Minarah Chamber of Commerce
“Alhumdulillah, we enjoyed very productive and robust discussions over the two day period. We thank our hosts, the Sunni Jamiatul Ulama for their hospitality. We humbly beseech your support and duas for the success of UUCSA” said Maulana Abdul Khaliq Allie; the President of UUCSA.
The aim of UUCSA is to unitedly work towards the preservation, promotion and protection of Muslim identity and interest in South Africa.
26 May 2021