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5th Southern African Waqf Training 2017

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27 – 29 October 2017/ 1439 /  Durban, South Africa

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Venue: Coastlands Umhlanga Convention Centre

Address: 329 Umhlanga Rocks Dr, Umhlanga Ridge, Umhlanga Rocks, 4000


Click here to view the latest programme.

Day 1-3 Presentations, Waqf presentation videos  – click here


Jumuah recordings

Moulana Taha Karaan – click here

Moulana Abdul Khaliq Allie – click here

Gala Dinner Audio

ADV. Ab Mahomed – click here

Photo Highlights


Day 1 & Day 2 – click here

Day 3 – click here


Mufti Zubair Bhayat – click here

Dr. Osman Babiker – click here

Shauket Fakie – click here

Dr. Hisham Daftedar –  click here

Dr. Shamsiah Abdul Karim – click here

Zeinoul Cajee – click here

Adv. Mahomed Vahed –  click here

Hoosain Agjee – click here

Shiraz Gany – click here

Mohsien Hassiem – click here

Dr. Osman Babiker Ahmed – click here

Dr. Hisham Dafterdar – click here

Dr. Elgoni – click here

Ali Masango – click here

Prof. Dangor

Roundup – click here


Waqf Workshop Livestream video – click here


Radio Interviews

VOC FM: Shafiq Morton – Drive Time speaks to Awqaf SA CEO Zeinoul Cajee about the Waqf Workshop Durban

Radio Al Ansaar: Aneesa  – speaks to Awqaf SA Zeinoul Cajee about Waqf and Shaykh Shuaib Omar who is a Shariah compliant Wills expert.

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The Divine and Prophetic institution of Waqf has been part of and ingrained in Islamic History, Shariah, Civilisation, and Culture.

The Muslim world is replete with iconic humanitarian service infrastructure ranging from Masajid, Schools,  Universities, Libraries, Hospitals, Clinics,  Homes for the Elderly, Orphans, and Destitute; Roads, Bridges, Cemeteries, Agricultural Farms, Nature Reserves, pavements,  state and community security, water canals, … and the list goes on… whatever the community needed, the Waqf system provided.  But what about the sustainability of these institutions and infrastructure?

How were the upkeep of these institutions funded? From where were staff paid ?  Who paid for the scholars that searched relentlessly for answers and solutions to vexing questions in religion, science, technology, medicine, engineering, astronomy, geography, history, etc?  The answer is simple: It was the waqf system – peoples generosity and  a deep understanding of  this unique system of Islamic solidarity.   The waqf system ensured that that there were commercial  waqfs that funded and subsidized the infrastructure and institutions. A completely voluntary system of Capital Giving in the way of Allah.

Awqaf SA together with its partners, the Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI) (member of the Islamic Development Bank Group, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia) are committed to strengthening the knowledge base of the communities regarding this most important pillar Islamic Finance – both economic and social.

First pages of the Suleymaniye Kulliye (Complex) deed (waqfiyya) written in 1557. Vakiflar Genel Mudurlugu Arsiv & Nesriyat Mudurlugu Arsivi, …

Key Objectives

  • To provide a platform for discussion and deliberation of key waqf concepts
  • To provide a deeper understanding of waqf and its implications for social cohesion, community development, poverty elimination, and empowerment
  • To increase the proliferation of the waqf system in local and international communities
  • To initiate and enskill staff, managers, executives, educators, and the general public into the world of waqf
  • To support the establishment of  local and country structures
  • To provide forum for networking locally and internationally



Osman Babiker Ahmed

IDB(Islamic Development Bank Group)


Dr. Shamsiyyah Abdul Karim

Business Administration Graduate – International Islamic University (IIUM)



Hoosen Agjee



Saad Al Talib

Mufti Zubair Bhayat

Founder of Darul Ihsan Islamic Services Center

Dr. Hisham Dafterdar

Chairman, Awkaf

Australia Ltd


Shauket Fawkie

National Chairperson

Sanzaf (South African National

Zakah Fund)

Moulana Abdul Khaliq Allie


Moulana Taha Karaan


Abdallahi Mohamed

IDB(Islamic Development Bank Group)

ADV. AB Mohammed



ADV. Mahomed Vahed



Islamic Development Bank Group Islamic Research and Training Institute


Supporting Organisations

Socio-Economic Research Institute
Association Of Muslim Accountant & Lawyers
Association Of Muslim Schools (AMS)
Minara Chamber of Commerce
 The South African Muslim Directory
 South African

Muslim Network

South African National Zakah Fund
 DHI Nureyn Islamic Foundation (Tanzania)
United Ulama Council of South Africa

Media Partners

Radio Al Ansaar
Al Qalam
 Channel Islam
Deen TV



Who Should Attend

The concept of waqf needs a wide range of people to help the cause of  this powerful institution to grow exponentially all over and everywhere… in villages, towns, cities.  in homes, businesses, schools, madressahs, universities, darul ulooms, community, youth, students, men, women , and children. The range of people required to attend is just as vast:

Educators; Ulama;  Accountants, Financial, Health,  Legal, Engineering,  and Architectural  professionals; Community and Social Activists; Leaders, Movers & Shakers of Organisations and Institutions;  Mutawallees & Masjid/Madressah School/   Boards/Committee members; Businessmen/women; Bankers, Financial Advisers, Lawyers, Property Managers, Insurers, Corporate Sectors, Academics, Scholars, Government Policy Makers, Research Institutes, Government agencies, Administrative and Diplomatic Officers and Government Professionals.

Themes: Seminar, Workshop and Masterclass themes

  • Waqf : Legal & Shariah aspects
  • Waqf: Concept,
  • History of Waqf
  • Case Studies: Waqfs in SA and other countries
    Waqf Terminology
  • Setting up a Waqf Structure
  • Indepth look at the Waqfiyyah
  • Taxation of Waqfs: Public and Family
  • Waqf: Social Investment, Cohesion & Community Development
  • Establishment of Waqf Funds vs Waqf Institution
  • Waqf Models in SA: Tax consequences /
  • Waqf Registration and Taxation
  • Strategies for Fund mobilization / Waqf making / Advancing Waqf Proliferation
  • Investment of Waqf Funds: Criteria and Models
  • Constructive utilization of revenues in Developing Communities
  • Waqf Accounting vs Conventional Accounting
  • Other Aspects: Archiving and Record Keeping
  • Strategic Directions of Waqf Development: Empowerment, Enrichment, Transformation / Share & Care
  • Advancing Waqf Education/ Waqf Academy/ Schools / Madressahs
  • Waqf & Zakah: Different ? Collaboration
  • Country Experiences: South Africa/ Nigeria / Turkey/ Dubai
  • Waqf & Takaful
  • Waqf & Conventional Trusts
  • Waqf & Wills
  • Waqf & Community Foundations


The Programme will be a combination of  interactive seminars, workshops, panel discussions, masterclass and parallel sessions.

Speakers and Facilitators

Local and International speakers and facilitators will present and facilitate the various themes and topics.

Letter of Endorsement

The United Ulama Council of South Africa (UUCSA) extends it compliments to Awqaf SA for hosting the 5th Southern African Waqf training workshop scheduled to take place between  the 27th & 29th   October 2017. One of the key objectives of the workshop is to provide a framework for social cohesion, community development, poverty elimination, and empowerment through the creation of waqf.  The need for continuous promotion of waqf and interrelated training is indispensable for the long term financial sustainability of projects given the ever increasing decline in disposable income.

May Allah accept the untiring efforts of AWQAF SA.


Yusuf Patel

Secretary General

27th September 2017

P.O. Box 257, Middelburg, 1050

Tel: +27 13 243 2423   Fax: +27 13 243 2423


Registration includes notes, stationery, lunches and teas for three days and gala dinner. (Excludes accommodation).
Local Delegates: R1250,00
Foreign Delegates: USD125

(Direct Deposit / EFT: AWQAF SA, NEDBANK A/C NO: 1469-053934 Branch: Business Northrand (Code 146905); Foreign country payments: SWIFT CODE: NEDSZAJJ. Ref: your cell no/ your name/WTKZN)



Delegates are requested to make own arrangements regarding accommodation. The following is an accommodation option:


5 Berkeley Crescent
Durban North

A halaal facility, located in an upmarket , affluent area in tranquil, peaceful surroundings is ready to welcome you or your family for a day, week or more be it for business or leisure.

10 well decorated rooms including 2 family rooms available

Std Rooms 2 people sharing – R750 per room with breakfast

(discounted for the Waqf Workshop )

Family Rooms – 2 Adults
and 2 Children – R1400.00


  • Parking
  • Security
  • Wi-Fi



(031) 563 2013 Cell:082 4687 121


Speakers and invited delegates will be accommodated at  Coastlands Hotel, Umhlanga, Durban. Kwa Zulu Natal.



+27(0)79 507 1196  (Hasanain)

+27(0)71 671 2606 (Sedick)



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