UUCSA hosts strategic stakeholder meeting in DurbanĀ 

The United Ulama Council of South Africa in partnership with AMAL, Awqaf and SANZAF held an important stakeholders meeting of NPO's, Masjid Trustees, Ulama and professionals. The meeting was held on 29 May 2022, at the Hartley Primary School in Overport, Durban. The programme was well attended with some 40 organisation representatives drawn from a cross spectrum of the community in attendance.

Maulana Abdul Khaleq Allie, President of UUCSA and Deputy President of the MJC welcomed delegates and conveyed his duas and empathy to the people of KZN on the recent floods disaster and praised the Muslim community for its response in the flood disaster relief.

A presentation on an introduction to the role UUCSA plays in South Africa was conducted by Secretary General Maulana Yusuf Patel. Important interventions like the spate of kidnappings, marriage law representation and other important national and international matters were highlighted. This was followed by an address by Shabbir Chohan CEO of Albarakah Bank, followed by an informative presentation by Hafez Ridhwaan Khan, a tax expert who assists many organisations. A short presentation on internal control processes for organisations was delivered by Naeem Asvat, a member of AMAL with a passion for service. The presenters highlighted the importance of compliance.

An address by Solly Suleman of Minara Chamber of Commerce highlighted the importance of Muslims role in relief work and community activism.

The presentations were well received by the organisations and several pertinent questions were fielded at the end of the session. The evening closed with a vote of thanks by Maulana Shabeer Asmal, an office bearer of UUCSA and dua by Maulana Yusuf Ghafoor, President of the Sunni Jamiatul Ulama of South Africa.

United Ulama Council of South Africa
1 June 2022