Juba (UNA-OIC) – The Shura Council of the South Sudan Islamic Council (SSIC) concluded the work of its 2nd session for 2020 on Wednesday, by adopting the proposed amendments to the Statute of the Shura Council and laying down the foundations, rules and regulations that govern its work.
According to a statement, a copy of which was seen by the Union of OIC News Agencies (UNA), during its five-day session, the Shura Council discussed the relationship of the General Secretariat with the rest of the states, unifying channels for collecting Zakat and Islamic endowments under specific regulations. It also discussed regulating SSIC relationships with the international and local organizations operating in South Sudan, as well as the formation of boards of trustees for Islamic scientific institutes.
During the session, a leadership body for the Shura Council with its specialized committees was formed. The Shura Council also approved a strategic document as a 10-year plan of action (2020-2030) and the work plan of the General Secretariat for the current year.
In his speech, Head of the SSIC Shoura Council Sheikh Munir Awad explained that the current session of the Shura Council has approved a package of laws and plans to assess and monitor the performance of the General Secretariat and hold it accountable if it deviates from its correct course.
For his part, Sheikh Jumah Saeed Ali, a guest of honor, stressed the unity of the Muslim ranks and the rejection of differences in order to achieve the objectives of the true Islamic religion. He also stressed the need to regulate Zakat and endowments.
In turn, SSIC Secretary General Sheikh Abdullah Burj Rawal said that approving amendments to the statute, regulations for organizing Zakat, Islamic endowments, and the strategic document would help the General Secretariat to perform its duties in an orderly and codified manner.