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 message of having faith in your creator while working hard and remembering to rest were some of the key tips to achieving excellence.
Awqaf SA plays a consistent role in supporting both youth development and education in South Africa and encourages everyone to contribute towards their humble efforts.
Awqaf SA takes this opportunity to congratulate all the top achievers of Matric 2018 and all those who passed and encourage those that failed to work just a little harder.