HOW THE SHARIAH CAN HELP TAKE SOUTH AFRICA INTO SECOND PHASE OF ITS TRANSITION
It is 18 years since the negotiated settlement in South Africa but the transition from oppression and inequality to full employment and decent work, quality education and a plan for reparations and the eradication of poverty, provision of housing and basic services like water, toilets and rubbish removal has been slow .
The Ruling Party is putting together the second phase of the transition in South Africa . In this transition an opportunity exists for Muslims to share the shariah with the broader community in S.A. and get more South Africans to embrace shariah policy positions.
The theme of the AL JAMA-AH 2013 National , Policy and Elective Conference captures this mission of the Party and it calls upon the Ulema, researchers, and scholars locally and internationally to come up with shariah policy positions, share their ideas and submit papers, posters and take part in policy round tables.
With the absence of a true Muslim Voice in parliament there will always be a gap in any effort we make to nurture the spirit of national unity which shares with everyone some of the shariah laws of Islam. Moral degeneration seems to be occupying the space left by apartheid and the combination of Islamic tenets with Ubuntu has the answers to many of the poverty, unemployment and social problems we have. We believe this will provide the moral juvenation most of our concerned compatriots have been talking about with great compassion. There is no intention to attempt to change South Africa into an Islamic State but rather to inform policy decisions on its future.