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The Council of Ulama Social Department is headed by Moulana Is'haaq Ackerdien. Moulana graduated as an Aalim from Newcastle Darul Uloom. He is one of the founders and current deputy principal of the Arabic Girls College in Bell Road, Port Elizabeth. He has been teaching Maktab in Uitenhage for many years and is a founder member of the Council of Ulama Eastern Cape.

The Social Department oversees the distribution of Zakaat and Sadaqa to the poor. The Council has formulated a database of recipients and has stringent policies in place to ensure the correct discharge of funds.