The Islamic Burial Council of South Africa met in late May to discuss challenges faced by burial societies. The discussion was with a specific focus on verifying the Muslim identity of the deceased at the time of burial. This is especially related to reverts and foreigners. If a person wants to have a Muslim burial, then authorities need to specify or validate this at a central point.
There were about fifty people in attendance from various Burial societies. Presentations were made by Chairman of the Burial Council Ahmed Paruk, and IPCI Director Mahmood Amra.
A working decision was made to send out messages or draft a Jumuah message to be read out in mosque or advertised in newspapers. This is to be finalized.