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MJC (SA) urges Muslims to register to vote this weekend

Voter registration will take place across South Africa this weekend ahead of the 2019 national elections.

The Muslim Judicial Council (SA) encourages all South African Muslims to ensure they are registered to vote this weekend.

The political landscape nationally and internationally compels us to play a leading role in the “fiqh of citizenship”, and our responsibility as Muslim citizens to serve humanity. Our participation in elections ensures we influence those who represent our values and aspirations to serve humanity.

Allah Almighty reminds us in the Glorious Quraan: “Verily, Allah will not change the condition of a people as long as they do not make effort to change their own condition”. Surah Rad 13:11

 We can make a difference by:

  1. Registering yourself and your families to vote.
  2. Ask all your community organizations and mosques to encourage everyone older than 17 to register and vote.
  3. Request your NGO’s to encourage their networks to register and vote.
  4. If you will be 18 or older by the time of next year’s elections, then please apply for a Smart ID card this weekend.

What documents do you need to register?

You will require a green, bar-coded ID book or smartcard ID or a valid Temporary Identity Certificate (TIC).

If you have voted before, you can also verify your details on the voters’ roll by SMSing your ID number to 32810.

Voting stations will be open this weekend between 8 am and 5 pm to register both first-time voters and those that want to re-register for reasons such as having moved to a new ward, town or province.

Issued by

Shaykh Irafaan Abrahams