11 September 2019
Ahlul Bait (a.s) Foundation of South Africa (AFOSA) and the Management Committee of the Ahlul Bait (a.s) Mosque Complex in Ottery categorically condemn the incident that occurred on its premises on the Day of Ashura on 10 September 2019 when a very small group of five unauthorized renegades practiced Zanjeer Maatam which was filmed and distributed on social media.
AFOSA once again refers all its members and followers to the clear stance of ALL leading Maraa’ji(Grand Spiritual Authorities) in the world on this matter.
All the programs held at the Ahlul Bait (a.s) Mosque are broadcast on our Facebook page and our website www.afosa.org wherein anyone can clearly see that Zanjeer maatam has never been something that our institution ever endorsed.
Syed Aftab Haider
National Coordinator (Ahlulbait Foundation of South Africa
Imam – Ahlul Bait Mosque Complex, Ottery, Cape Town