A Statement from the United Ulama Council of South Africa (UUCSA)*
Amidst the rubble and ruins lies the broken dreams; aspirations and hopes of millions of people…amidst the rubble and ruins lies the ashes of ‘Ubuntu’ consumed by the inferno of greed and guile…amidst the rubble and ruins lies the shattered confidence and trust in the government’s ability to govern, to uphold the rule of law, to protect and to provide… as we to commemorate the life struggles of Nabi Ibrahim (as) amidst the rubble and ruins we see the resilience of a people following his Sunnah of perseverance; the blazing inferno and the intensity of the heat will isnha Allah subside and the unseen help of Allah will come as it came to Nabi Ibrahim if we respond with faith and trust in the mercy of our Creator.
We invoke the mercy and assistance of Almighty Allah as the third wave continues to surge especially in the Gauteng Province. The Delta variant, first identified in India is now becoming the dominant variant of the disease worldwide including South Africa. Studies suggest that delta is around 64 % more transmissible than the previous variants which perhaps explains the exponential spike in Gauteng.
The State has issued a paper for public comment entitled: “The Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Amendment Bill (PEPUDA) which will have far reaching consequences and implications for Muslims in particular and on all religious communities in general.