UUCSA holds AGM in Lenasia

The United Ulama Council of South Africa (UUCSA) held its annual general meeting in Lenasia, Johannesburg, on the 19th and 20th of November 2021. Meetings were held with stakeholders and matters of national importance were discussed.

Delegates representing all 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), Northern Cape Ulama Council (NCUC) and the Council of Ulama Eastern Cape (CUEC) attended the two day meeting in Johannesburg, hosted by the Sunni Ulama Council.

Key points of discussion included the following:

• Meeting with NSPCA to deal with matters regarding Qurbani and ritual slaughter. The relationship with the the NSPCA is an opportunity to convey the sublime method of Islam in sacrificing of animals is divine and most humane.

• The proposed changes to the Matrimonial Property Act. The serious consequences of this legislation that will impact on all marriages was unpacked. An extension for submissions has been granted by the Law Reform Commission.

• Has South Africa become a banana republic? A closer look at government failures and failures of citizens. The need for all be alive to the realities we face.

• Long term implications of the July Insurrection.

"Alhumdulillah, we enjoyed very productive and robust discussions over the two day period. We thank our hosts, the Sunni Ulama Council 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.

24 November 2021