Marriage Bill 2023


Our Request to the Public in respect of the 2023 Marriage Bill


Assalaamu alaykum.


Dear Brothers and Sisters,


The proposed new Marriage Act will have a drastic, invasive and long- lasting impact on the Muslim community. A copy of the bill can be accessed here.

At present, the Department of Home Affairs has called for comments on the draft Bill. The closing date of submissions is 31 August 2023.

The Jamiatul Ulama KZN has made a submission, a copy of which can be accessed here: Submission on Marriage Bill_230822_155642

We request your support in raising our concerns.


A simple procedure by which this can be achieved is to click the link below which will automatically fill out the email for you:

Open Email


Alternatively, follow the steps below:


Step One: Open a new email.


Step Two: Place the following three email addresses in the “to” box:;;


Step Three: In the subject box, type “ Comments on the 2023 Marriage Bill ”


Step Four: Copy and paste the following in the body of the email.


Dear Sir / Madam,

I have read and carefully considered the submissions made by the Jamiatul Ulama KZN on the Marriages Bill 2023.

I share the concern that if this Bill is enacted, it will severely and negatively impact the Muslim community of South Africa.

I am thus in agreement with the submissions made and support the same.


(Optional) Step Five: Add your comments in your own words.


Step Six: Add your full name and address to the end of the body.


Step Seven: Send.


JazakAllah khairan for all your kind assistance.


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