Asalam alaikum.I want to add my voice to thank the Mufti Mubajje for articulating the issue of Islamic banking and Qadhi courts during the Ifrar dinner at state house.
Hope you are all aware of Muslim Centre for Justice (MCJL) commitment on both subjects.Through our membership of UMnet( which we house) we have been actively behind the Islamic banking advocacy and i am happy it has reached this far.
On the issue of Qadhi courts, we are going to sponsor 20 sheikhs from Butambala and Kampala(for now) to do a diploma in Law at LDC.We are also in contact with some universities in Egypt and Sudan to find out whether they can design a tailor made course in Sharia law(as per the jurisdiction of Uganda Qadhi courts) so that we send our secular young lawyers can follow up a one year course there on sponsorship.We are mindful of coordination and thus all relevant players will have a hand in this process.This program will be launch on 14 September 2012.
Lastly, as i communicated earlier MCJL has a legal Aid clinic(accredited by law council).Feel free to recommend vulnerable people to come for legal assistance. Our target are 400 hundred cases(direct legal representation in courts of law) and 1,500 case(ADR).Beneficiaries will be from Butambala and Kampala for the first two years.
President, Muslim Centre for Justice and Law
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