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Enver Surty Book launch

In Pursuit of Dignity – Enver Surty

“In Pursuit of Dignity” – authored by Enver Surty Who is Enver Surty?He is the son of the soil of Rustenburg, who has a long history of professional, social and political service to the community of Rustenburg, and the people of South Africa. About the eventThe book will be sold at the launch and the net proceeds will be held in trust for early childhood development of children with disabilities and promoting young black writers.Find out more: https://awqafsa.org.za/enver-surty/ Guest SpeakerAngie Motshekga, Minister of Basic Education “Even though I have known comrade Enver for more than 24 years, I found his vignettes both absorbing and interesting. I am acutely aware of his quiet and unobtrusive but critical interventions in the negotiations on the Bill of Rights. I have enjoyed the stories that cumulatively make a fascinating narrative of how cadres from different walks of life have given unstintingly of themselves to create a better tomorrow…” Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa “In Pursuit of Dignity” is a compelling and thoughtful collection of short stories that flows imperceptibly into a strong tale of a stalwart of our long struggle for freedom. From the narration, I admire his role as an activist attorney, his ready interaction with and spread out to surrounding communities and their struggles and his ultimate entry into the liberation movement.Dikgang Moseneke, former Deputy Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa “A riveting and compelling read. This is vintage Surty: committed, transparent, humble, witty ...

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From the Spice Islands to Cape Town : The Life and Times of Tuan Guru.

The book forms part of the Awqaf’s Leaders and Legacies Project to honour our past & present leaders.   Muslims have been part of the struggle for human rights and  freedom since their banishment to Robben Island and other parts of the Cape  in the early 17th century. We recall the revered names of political prisoners  Tuan Guru, Shaykh Yusuf, Hadjie Matarim and others (May Allah be pleased with them) who made the ultimate sacrifice against Dutch and British colonizers and slave masters. Nationwide book launches Alhamdulillah, Awqaf SA in collaboration with our supporting organisations hosted books launches in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg. Venues: For for information contact: Hasanain Abdullah 079 507 1196 About Tuan Guru Tuan Guru, which means “Master Teacher”, is the popular name of a hero of Cape Islam. His full name is Imam ‘Abdullah ibn Qadi ‘Abd al-Salam, which means that he was the son of a religious judge, Qadi ‘Abd al-Salam.Qadi ‘Abd al-Salam hailed from the royal house of Tidore, which was one of the famous Spice Islands in Indonesia. The spice for which Tidore was famous was the clove. Tuan Guru’s mother was Boki, or Princess, Nuriniyah. Tuan Guru had five brothers and two sisters.Tuan Guru was born in Tidore in 1712. He died in Cape Town in 1807 aged 95 years. He arrived at the Cape on the Dutch East India Company sailing ship, the Zeepard, in 1780 when he was 68 years old. He was sent to Robben Island. The Dutch sent him to the ...

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AWQAF SA HONOURS TOP ACHIEVERS OF MATRIC 2018

On the 03rd of February 2019, Awqaf South Africa was a proud co-sponsor of the Association of Muslim Schools (AMS) Matric Awards 2018. The event held in Lenasia at Nurul Islam Hall, saw AMS recognizing top performing learners from Gauteng and Northern Provinces in various categories including, top achiever per school, top subject, top islamiyaat, top akhlaaq, learner with the highest number of distinctions and others. The programme included messages from Gauteng Department of Education, AMS national Ameer, AMS Gauteng, and Northern Provinces Ameer, Head Co-ordinator Academic Awards and of course a word from the sponsors. During his delivery Zeinoul Abedien Cajee, CEO Awqaf SA highlighted the duty of all of us to revive the sacred legacy of Waqf so that every man, women and child knows and understands this part of their heritage. Awqaf SA gave a WAQF gift to all awardees present and said, “this waqf gift will, InshAllah be the seed that will become your fruit and thawaab bearing tree, your duty will be to nurture it and grow it.” He also pointed out that the culture of Waqf making has to be institutionalized and become apart of our everyday culture with a need to start at a young age. He also urged the awardees to be inventive and creative in the footsteps of great role models of the glorious age of Islamic Civilisation and to “be the best that you can according to your capability and potential”. Hearing from the learners themselves, a strong and heart-warming ...

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Youth Tarbiyyah

The Futuwwa Youth Tarbiyyah Programme for High School students seeks to allow young Muslims to build a holistic Muslim identity, understand the richness of the Islamic tradition and the beauty of their faith. It seeks to equip youth, intellectually and spiritually, to navigate today’s complex world. About Futuwwa Futuwwa is a Quranic term that is particularly hard to translate into English. Normally translated as chivalry, it describes a nobility and strength of character that all Muslims should strive for. It is a composite of virtues such as generosity, altruism, modesty, trustworthiness, loyalty, mercifulness, knowledge, humility, and piety. It is also described as the practice of higher moral and ethical values and fearless regard for the truth. They were young men who had believed in their Lord, and we increased them in guidance. And we strengthened their hearts when they rose up and declared: Our Lord is the Lord of the heavens and Earth; we will not call upon any god beside Him, or when we had spoken an outrage. (Surah Al Kahf: verse 14) Programme structure Presented by: Sr Tazkiyyah Amra 10 sessions during 2019 Schedule: 2 Saturdays per month 2:00pm – 3:30pm Session 1: 16 February 2019 Session 2: 2 March 2019 Ages: 13 to 17 Venue: Awqaf SA Centre (112 Barry Hertzog Avenue, Greenside, JHB) Course fee: R500 for the year (10 sessions) Topics include: • Unpacking the three founts – Iman, Islam & Ihsaan. • Reading the Quran: How to go about reading the Quran with tafsir ...

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The Beginning of Guidance:

“Imam Ghazali’s, Beginning of Guidance (Bidayat al-Hidaya) is a highly motivational manual detailing the fundamentals of acquiring guidance through God-consciousness (taqwa).” COURSE FEE: R350 ( ☕ Includes prints & refreshments) The book is divided into three sections that focus on the following: • Obedience • refraining from disobedience and • the etiquette of companionship with the Creator and creation. It is one of Imam Ghazali’s final works and includes inspiration, heart-touching counsel and a needed exploration of spirituality. Join us for a weekly gathering as we read and reflect on the teachings of Imam Al Ghazali.Presented by: Sr Zaheera Cajee WHO SHOULD ATTEND: ALL SISTERS WELCOME! COURSE DATES:6 X Sessions (Every Saturday)Time: 10:30am – 12:00pmCommencing: 13 April 2019 PAYMENT: The Course fee should be paid to: Awqaf SA, FNB ISLAMIC FINANCE AC: 62052040145,BC: 250655RE: Cell /Name/Ref: TBOG 2019 BY EFT OR BANK DEPOSIT. Proof of payment may be emailed to info@awqafsa.org.za or WhatsApped to 0847860711 FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact ☎️ 078 0999 499 / https://awqafsa.org.za/the-beginning-of-guidance/ RegistrationLoading…

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