“Waqf is the most sustainable, enduring, and empowering of all voluntary    Islamic charities”

Awqaf SA™ was pioneered in 2000 as an independent community-based and owned trust,  dedicated to the establishment of the institution of Waqf and the empowerment of communities.


Awqaf SA is a charitable endowment (waqf) receiving organization. It invests endowment funds and spends only the income generated from investments to fund a variety of community development projects and programmes promoting Integrated Community Development and Self-Reliance. 

The National Awqaf Foundation of South Africa (Awqaf SA) has relentlessly championed the institutionalization of the prophetic and divine concept of Waqf.

During these years to date, we have seen tremendous growth in the popularization, understanding, and internalization of the concept but we still have a long way to go.

As we celebrate our 21st year of existence, we look forward to the next decade with enthusiasm for exponential growth.

Enlight yourself.

For more information about Awqaf SA and the work we do. Download our brochure.



Awqaf SA is a Level 1 contributor in terms of the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment  Codes of Good Practice

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Tax Benefits

 SARS S18 Status

A maximum of 10% of Taxable Income of Donations made to Awqaf SA  are deductible in terms of Section 18A of the Income Tax Act. 

Our Vision

To be the leading civil society waqf / endowment institution in Southern Africa having the best financial and human capital asset base providing cutting-edge value-adding initiatives and services to empower people and communities and excelling in all that we do with the highest standards of ethics and integrity.

Driven by purpose

Our Mission

  • Create, mobilise, develop and manage waqf and charitable endowment funds and assets as means of providing sustainable funding solutions
  • Advocacy, education,  popularisation, and proliferation of  the Waqf system
  • Mobilisation, training,  & engagement of human resources/ambassadors for voluntary community service
  • Initiation and/or contribution to worthwhile sustainable humanitarian, community development and poverty alleviation projects and programmes

Our Policies

Cooperation, Partnerships & Working Unity

Promotion of Self Reliance

Effective Corporate Governance



Awqaf SA has chapters in Gauteng, Western Cape, Kwa-Zulu Natal and a network presence in other provinces, towns, and cities.