AL JAMA-AH LEADER KEY WITNESS FOR RADIO 786 JEWISH BOARD OF DEPUTIES HATE SPEECH CHARGE

Party Leader Ganief Hendricks took a week off  from campaigning for the 2014 elections to sit with the station’s  senior council to refute  the hate speech allegation by the Jewish Board of Deputies.  Hours before he was expected to be called as the station’s first witness the Board withdrew the complaint. Ganief hit the headlines when he called for the release of professor Karabus when he was detained in the Emirates.

The complaint was lodged 16 years ago when he was one of the  leaders of the station and the licence holder the Islamic Unity Convention representing the Majlisush Shura Al Islami.

 

WHAT IT TAKES TO WIN: QURAN RECITAL CHAMPION OF THE WORLD

1. Competitive spirit of a champion. Recite to win.

2. The Competition specialises in the melodious method or reciting referred to by many as Qira-ah ” mujawwad” . In the realm of Quranic reciters it is understood by many to be the type of recitation that requires the reciter to have some understanding of the various “maqamaat” or modes of melodious recitation.

(MJC website).

3. The contestant must be over 13 years old and have a passport.

AL JAMA-AH SEEKS HIFZ STAR

Are you champion of the world material  and a reciter that will capture the imagination of the Ummah ?  Be brave – enter now for a lifetime experience in the company of the best reciters of 100 countries of the world. And bring the trophy and gold pieces home insha-Allah.

Voice of the Cape Muslim Radio Station in Cape Town broke the news on their station and posted it on their website  with the above “breaking news” header.

Since then there has been a flood of enquiries as  there is now a “sense of excitement” amongst Hifz reciters – excited to contest the 56th Annual Malaysian International Quranic Recital Assembly. The event will be held in KL on 21 June 2014 but AL JAMA-AH is racing against the clock to find a South African  champion male reciter and a female reciter to take on the world before the deadline of 30 April 2014.  They gave us 2 weeks but no challenge is too much, For the Quran we will “break a leg.”

Contestant No1 has entered and his recital is  already  posted on the Qira’at button of this website.  Other contestants must be world class, put their recital on Youtube and send us the link. Auditions will be held in the month of April 2014.

All expenses are paid by the Malaysian government but we need funding and a sponsor for the talent search and the support team. So donate generously:  Every R50 counts.

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Press Statement AL JAMA-AH DA Threat of Litigation

Press Statement AL JAMA-AH DA Threat of Litigation

AL JAMAH LETTERS

PRESS STATEMENT

The Democratic Alliance has instructed their attorneys Minde Shapiro Smith  to threaten the AL JAMA-Community Party  with legal action because of a pamphlet  distributed by  AL  JAMA-AH that links the  DA’s R100 million rand election budget to known ZIONIST Nathan Kirsch. The letter directed at AL JAMA-AH’s CEO  Imraahn  Ismail-Mukaddam  threatens to use  the Electoral Act 73 of 1998 (,,the Act”), the Electoral Commission Act 51 of 1996 and the Electoral Code of conduct as stipulated in S99 of the Act and Schedule 2 to the Act.

In terms of the letter “the DA hereby demand that you remove and/or desist from distributing all of these posters/pamphlets which constitute a gross violation of the Electoral Legislation and Regulations by no later than 2:00pm on Monday, 31 March2014, failing which we will immediately take the appropriate action and obtain the appropriate relief which relief will include a punitive cost order against you.”

The threatening tone of the letter was designed to intimidate us and for the  sake  of ensuring that AL JAMA-AH a party that pursues interest of marginalised constituencies contest the elections we withdrew the offending pamphlet as demanded without admitting any liability.

Our legal representatives responded with some pertinent questions that would clarify whether our pamphlet was defamatory or not. These questions were the following.

 

i)            Did your client ( The DA ) propose that the “Star of David” incorporate the logo of the City of Cape Town.

ii)            Does your client approve or condemn the host of UN resolutions that Israel was found to have contravened in relation to Palestine and the Palestinians.

iii)            Does your client support or condemn the “Apartheid Wall” in Wesbank and does your client agree that the said wall facilitates Apartheid.

iv)            Does your client admit that the practice of “Apartheid” is a crime against humanity.

v)            Does your client agree that those who support financially or otherwise, people who oppress others are oppressors themselves?

vi)            Does your client receive funding from people who support Israel’s continued occupation of Palestine.

vii)            Did your party ever receive funding from Mr. Nathan Kirsh.

viii)            Did Glyniss Breytenbach receive funding from Mr. Nathan Kirsh.

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It is our contention that depending how the Democratic Alliance responds to these questions we will have grounds to lay a charge of intimidation at the Electoral Court.  AL JAMA-AH has also be lodged complaints against the DA for alleging in a radio add that a vote for smaller parties is a waste as smaller parties  will align themselves to the ANC. This claim is defamatory and without any substance and a clear violation of the Electoral Code of Conduct.

 

The  AL JAMA-AH COMMUNITY PARTY will not be bullied by “questionably” funded big parties and will definitely not be silenced on the issue of Palestine which has become an election issue.

 

It is our position that whoever funds a political party has a direct influence in the policy position that party will take and it is therefore imperative for parties to disclose who their substantial donors are in order for voters to make informed and conscious decisions when voting .

 

For more than  a decade, civil society has called for the introduction of legislation that would regulate political party funding. Political parties and Parliament have ignored these repeated requests for action. There must be transparency and accountability in the financial operations of political parties.

 

THE AL JAMA-AH COMMUNITY PARTY WILL LODGE A PROMOTION OF ACCESS TO INFORMATION ACT AND PROTECTED DISCLOSURES ACT, APPLICATION.  WE NEED TO KNOW WHO IS FUNDING OUR POLITICAL PARTIES AND BY HOW MUCH.

 

THE FUNDEMENTAL QUESTION REMAINS IS OUR DEMOCRACY BEING COMPROMISED BY THE AGENDAS OF DONORS AND FUNDERS?

We are currently exploring partnerships with various Civil Society organisations that are also pursuing transparency in election funding on a way forward. We believe that we do have sufficient grounds for a Constitutional Court challenge because of Parliaments failure to implement appropriate legislation which was recommended as part of a judgement in a previous application by IDASA in 2005 that also sought transparency in election and campaign funding.

AL JAMA-AH supports the initiative and the position of the newly established MY VOTE COUNTS campaign especially the following statement issued by them “The culture of financial secrecy allows political party campaign promises to be undercut by the hidden hands of financially influential individuals, corporations or foreign governments. Party funding scandals (Arms Deal, Oilgate, Guptagate to name a few) cannot continue. The campaign for party funding reform is a key site in the struggle for an open, accountable and democratic South Africa!”

 

Please find attached correspondence from our attorneys to the  Democratic Alliance.

 

For more information contact Ganief Hendricks Party Leader on 082 780 2573 or Imraahn Ismail-Mukaddam, National CEO on Cell: 073 794 6092 or Tel : 021 829 0020 or Email : consumerdialogues@gmail.com

AL JAMA-AH NEEDS YOUR VOTES FOR A SEAT IN PARLIAMENT

 

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“The Shari’ah should not only shape our personal lives but the society we live in”. The AL JAMA-AH Community Party, South Africa’s Muslim Party pleaded with some of the most senior Muftis, Moulanas and Sheighs in the country that gave the Party their support and blessings for the 2009 National Elections. AL JAMA-AH stalwarts, Party Leader Ganief Hendricks, National Chairman Abdul Razak Noorbhai, veteran Mogamad Bedford, General Secretary Sheikh AbduragiemAbderoef, Cape Town Chairman Abduragiem Orrie, Jhb. Chairman Sheigh Abdul Baaki Mohammed, Tshwane Chairman Ashraf Hasware, CEO Imraahn Mukaddam and others have once again almost completed their visits to many Ulema in the country and with their du’ahs, AL JAMA-AH launched its election campaign for 2014 on the eve of the Islamic new year 1435, the month of Mugharram as the month of Thul Hijjah, the month of pilgrimage drew to a close. Our campaign commences with a drive to get Muslims to register as voters (open registration day 09.00hrs to 17.00hrs this Saturday 08 Feb. & Sunday 09 Feb. at a voting station nearest to you) All registration will cease once the President has announced the 2014 National Election, until than registrations are still open at all Municipal offices.

MANDELA MOURNED BY MUSLIMS OF SOUTH AFRICA , AL JAMA-AH POLITICAL PARTY AND THE MUSLIM WORLD

Madiba’s death has shocked the AL JAMA-AH Political Party and it has called on all Muslims to say a silent prayer for his family, friends, President Zuma,  the African National Congress, all South Africans and freedom loving people the world over.

The greatets gift one can give to a human being is freedom and that is what Mandela did for  all South Africans.

While former President Mandela was in jail the Muslim community was  one the first communities  in South Africa to call for his release from Robben Island at a meeting of local Cape Muslim bodies called by South Africa’s only national Muslim body in 1980 the Muslim  Student’s Association at the Bekoedratullah Community Hall  in Cashel Avenue Athlone opposite the headquarters of the Muslim Judicial Council.

Our prayers were answered when Madiba was released and 40 years later  today we are prayer to thank Allah for the services Madiba rendered to South Africa and humanity with his mercy.

The Party has asked all Muslims to observe all protocols as Muslim leaders from every Arab and Muslim country visit South Africa over the next 2 weeks to pay their respects to the country and comfort South Africans. The Muslim world has the highest regard for Madiba and the services he rendered to mankind.

The AL JAMA-AH Party leader and former Muslim chair of the Free Mandela campaign  Ganief Hendricks  will pay  a  special tribute as whip of the AL JAMA-AH Party at a specially called meeting of the City of Cape Town scheduled for next week. The Party will feed hundreds of Delft and Hanover Park  residents with a warm plate of food  starting this weekend to help comfort the thousands of poor South Africans in mourning as Mandela took the first steps to alleviate their plight. The Party’s hundred orphans where it partners with an orphanage  in Klip Town where the Freedom charter was launched will have special programmes to honour Madiba as he did for kids what no South African ever did. He gave them the hope of real  freedom.

 

GANIEF HENDRICKS

PARTY LEADER

AL JAMA-AH

0827802573