Looks like SAHUC has some serious answering to do with this document.
Him, like all Muslims want the Hajj accredition process to be run within the confines of shariah and in the best interests of Muslims all over South Africa.
RE – SAHUC – 8 Muharram 1430 – 5/1/ 09
To Secretary General – Muhtarram Shaheen Essop
A LIST OF GRIEVANCES / QUERIES
1. Cost of accreditation and visa cost: Firstly R100.00 per applicant which is non-refundable (this is pure â€˜haraam’ – takings), thereafter a further cost of R600.00 per accepted applicant, giving you a minimum of R700.00 per applicant equalling to R3.5m revenue.
2. The original “administrative” cost was R50.00 per Hajee. What happened?
3. No disclosure of audited financials statements – for the past 2 years. See Al – Ummah Nov/Dec 2008 Vol 9 Issue 11, page 4. Why?
4. Last year’s head of mission’s re-appointment – no mention of remuneration, unknown – happens to be Sahuc’s treasurer, interesting, perhaps that’s the reason why no financials.
5. Last year 42 volunteers – chosen without published selection criteria’s or advertising of posts,
pals for job, jobs for pals.
6. Duplication of services that hajj operators do.
7. Only regulators sponsoring Ulemas to attend conference – which is out of scope of mandate of Sahuc.
8. Not credible, not transparent
9. Going to court – whose funds?
10. For info regarding Ministry of Health:
a. 10 000 employees to help sick pilgrims
b. 40 foreign doctors
c. 147 foreign nurses
d. 25 medical students
e. 324 scouts
f. 138 health centres in Makkah
g. 28 in Mina
h. 6 in Muzdalifah
i. 46 in Arafaat
j. 19 in Madinah
k. all Hospitals upgraded
l. no. of beds increased to 3939
m. 7 hospitals in Makkah
n. 3 hospitals in Muzdalifah
o. 4 hospitals in Mina
p. 10 hospitals in Madinah
q. 95 ambulances
r. 85 mini ambulances
s. 10 cars to service the sick
t. 6 seasonal health centres near the Jamarat bridge. See Al – Ummah Nov/Dec 2008 Vol 9
Issue 11, page 4.
11. Taking all the above into consideration yet almost 75% of Sahuc’s fees are spent on providing
medical service to the Hajee’s. Can someone explain?
12. No proper hajj education provided by Sahuc as per requirements of protocol in:
a. South Africa
e. 5 days of hajj
13. How much money is sent to Saudi for expenses? Is money laundering taking place? Who is involved?
14. Please explain why the following organizations / individuals resigned from Sahuc:
a. The A.N.C
b. The Jamiat of South Africa
c. Mufti A.H. Elias.
15. How are there so many repeats going for hajj each year, who is behind this? Where is Sahuc’s checks and balances?
16. Why are hajj watch members repeatedly going for hajj, what happened to Hajj watch, who is fooling who and who is in bed with who? Which members are in cahoots? Why has Hajj watch suddenly became non-existence?
17. Can DFA, Sahuc, Hajj watch please explain why the agreement reached with Hajj watch advocate got shelved Saudi embassy representatives were also present. Who was behind this? Was this to open another can of worms?
18. Is Sahuc a close cooperation?
19. Is Sahuc genuinely a democratic body?
20. Who or which body is ombudsman for Sahuc?
21. Is Sahuc accountable to the Muslims of South Africa?
22. Is Sahuc a religious body or administrative body?
23. Is Hajj an Ibaadat?
We await answers.
Was Salaam. A.H. Elias (Mufti) – May Allaah be with him
c.c. On site. P.S. Kindly forward to create awareness