14 Jun Has the Cape Accord created more discord?
The Muslim Judicial Council of South Africa has called for unity and denounced apparent discord within the local Muslim community. Describing Ramadan 2018 as an “extremely difficult and strenuous, in a statement released on Wednesday the ulama body said the sacred month has been overshadowed by what it termed “controversy, discord and disunity from defamation and slander, to blatant disrespect and takfīrism (excommunication)”. The statement follows the retraction of support for the Cape Accord by the South Africa National Zakah Fund (SANZAF) and the South African Muslim Network (SAMNET). VOCs Shafiq Morton spoke to Samnet, Sanzaf and former Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool on the current fallout