The 2010 AL JAMA-AH POLITICAL PARTY REPORT BACK AND LAUNCH OF ITS PLANNING COMMISSION 2010 – 2025

The 2010

AL JAMA-AH  POLITICAL PARTY

REPORT BACK AND  LAUNCH OF ITS

PLANNING COMMISSION

2010 – 2025

will take place at  its headquarters at the

AL NAJAAE Mosque Buck Road Lotus River off Klip Road, Grassy Park Cape Town.

“HERITAGE DAY” 9 SEPTEMBER 2010.

The Party was registered by the Independent Electoral Commission as a political Party on 12 June 2007. Its constitution put in place a National working Committee whose term of office expires in December 2012. The Party participated in the 2009 National and Provincial elections as well as two bye-elections in Mitchells Plain and Maneneberg before the elections and a bye election in Atlantis after the elections. The Party is now in a position to give a report back. This report back and round table conference will enable the Party to plan the road ahead for the next 15 years.

Like the government the Party has identified the need for a PLANNING COMMISSION to address the educational, social and economic malaise of the Muslim community. Today the Muslim community is demographically worst off than several other communities and this is expected to deteriorate in the future. There is a gap in many sectors of the Muslim community between the actual Islamic message and their habitual practices making them nominal Muslim.    The Muslim community needs a plan that will capture a vision for the future. The community needs a vision that unites them on where they see themselves in the next decade or two  and how they plan to get there. Before the launch of the Planning Commission the Party will call for nominations for commissioners to serve on this commission and experts in the fields of human resources, innovation, administrative support, project management specialists, researchers, policy analysts, economic advisors, business, technology experts, transport activists, health professionals to make their services available. Once the commission has been established and experts are in place public hearings will be held to rally more  public support.

This will be followed by a funding conference. It is expected that at the report back and  launch the Party will set dates for a Constitutional Assembly and its first National Congress which will elect a Party Leader and a NEC  before the term of office of the National Working Committee expires. The leadership will take office as from 1 January 2013  allowing for a smooth handover in terms of the Constitution. A decision will also be made to confirm the Party’s participation in the 2011 Municipal elections and the 2014 National, Provincial and Municipal elections as part of its strategy to get the Muslim community more active in the political life of the country.

All  thought leaders, experts and opinion leaders and community workers  and the general public are invited to attend and take part in our interactive and participative conference.  This conference will provide you with both expert and practical discussions on the latest developments regarding current political issues related to the Muslim community. Sessions will be structured as a mix of plenary sessions, panel discussions and short sessions focusing on specific complex issues.

OBJECTIVES FOR THE 2010 REPORT BACK AND PLANNING CONFERENCE

The theme for the 2010 conference: “Goals for the next decade and beyond“.  We believe that many Muslims and others who will attend the conference are in a position to make a positive contribution and to influence the way forward. The 2010 conference aims to provide a forum for the exchange and sharing of information that all in their fields require, and to encourage high level discussion and debate about the political developments taking place in our country and its impact on the Muslim community focusing on where it ought to be headed.

PROGRAMME The following highlights from the conference programme (which are subject to change) include:
  • A sectoral determination for Imams to put in place a front line for community spiritual upliftment and reform. This will provide for fair remuneration and benefits which will include a retirement fund.
  • Dr Sheikh Abdul Kariem Toffar who completed a doctorate in Muslim Personal Law exploring the position that administrative matters, adjudication and dispute resolution  relating to MPL should remain in Muslim hands.
  • An agency to provide for Aids orphans in South Africa to show Muslim compassion for all South Africans with an “orphan sadaka” of 1% of monthly salary to be paid on Eid ul Adha.