An appeal has been lodged against the ruling made in favour of Isipingo resident Chandra Ellaurie that silenced the call to prayer at the Isipingo madrassah. Lawyers representing the Madrasah Taleemuddeen of Isipingo Beach, south of Durban are confident that the judgement, limiting the Islamic call to prayer known as the azaan will be overruled. Legal submissions have been filed for leave to appeal the decision issued by the Durban High Court. The appeal comes after the Durban court granted resident Chandra Ellaurie an interdict to silence the call to prayer, saying it “disturbed his peace”. The battle between the complainant and the Islamic institute reportedly started way back in 2004.
Attorney Aslam Mayet explains some of the far-reaching consequences this judgement has, not just for Islam, but all religious denominations and South Africans at large.
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The self-confessed Islamophobe Chandra Ellaurie faced protest from the Isipingo Beach Dakota informal settlement dwellers. The South African Hindu Maha Sabha has also come under fire for lending support to Isipingo Madrasah Taleemuddeen Institute over Chandra Ellaurie to read more on the Isipingo Beach azaan saga. tap here
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