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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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THE AL-GHAZALI FESTIVAL

“Baitul Hikmah presents THE AL-GHAZALI FESTIVAL – a unique conference and workshop focusing on one of Islam’s Greatest Scholars Imam Al-Ghazali. About Shaykh Hamza Yusuf explains “that Islamic Education is understood as both Tarbiyya wa Talim – character building and teaching , moral and intellectual development which naturally lead to spiritual development.” If knowledge is just information learned and not a state of being, it is just so many words. What we want most for our children and ourselves is good character. The Prophet Muhammad, Peace be upon him, said, “I was sent only to perfect good character.” But how is this achieved? Not by simply learning about the vices and virtues but through a systematic curriculum which not only clarifies deeper meanings but provides effective activities and practices which help make the virtues become second nature. Imam al-Ghazali’s Revival of Religious Sciences, now adapted for the young, meets this need. Regarded in the Muslim world, over the centuries, as the greatest compendium of Islamic spirituality and ethical behavior for everyday life, the Ihya Ulum UdDeen lays down practical teachings and explains how the outer aspects of Islam can, through their inner spiritually transformative meanings, change every situation into one that strengthens the innate human nobility of character. Speakers International Scholars Sr Gray Henry, Professor Mustafa Abu Sway, Sh Shariff Al Banna and Sh Hamza Maqbul will navigate his works and teachings and share their insights. Aisha Gray-Henry Aisha Gray-Henry is the founder and director of the charitable foundation and ...

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Apartheid Story Submission – submit your story

What is Apartheid? Apartheid was a system of institutionalised racial segregation and discrimination that existed in South Africa from 1948 until the early 1990s. The system was based on white supremacy and the repression of the black majority (Africans, coloureds and Asian South Africans) for the benefit of the politically and economically dominant Afrikaner minority and other whites. Apartheid legislation itself was repealed in 1991,and a non-racial government was established following national elections in 1994. Apartheid Story Submission Send us your stories about life in Apartheid times. Relate an incident or the general feeling of living in the oppressive regime. Include the following: Name & Surname of storyteller Area lived in at the time Attach pictures & videos if available Max 1000 words Submit your stories to apartheidstories@awqafsa.org.za Submission period: 16 April 2018 – 16 June 2018 Follow us on the following social media platforms for updates: Instagram @awqafsa Facebook /awqafsasouthafrica Enquiries Fatima Kazee Tel: +27 72 400 4200 Email: apartheidstories@awqafsa.org.za Visit: awqafsa.org.za for more information Flyer      

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Basic Arabic Calligraphy Johannesburg

About the course A 7 week Basic Arabic Calligraphy in the Thuluth script hosted by Awqaf SA and Rafique Cajee. The NUQTA is a rhomboid dot denoting the sound of the letter, but more importantly it’s use as a measure for the size and scale of the letters. We began with the “Alif” and ended with lines and lines of Alif on several A3 sheets… Insha Allah we look forward to the next few weeks of more letters….the Baa….the Waw….and so on to the written word. Course details: Saturday 2 February: Free introductory course Course commences: Saturday 16 February 2019….from 10:00am to 12:00pm. It is always exciting and inspiring starting another basic Arabic calligraphy course. Course format We will start the course by viewing a short video introduction to the Thuluth script, compiled by Omar Uddin (an online teacher). We will take participants through the materials that will be required to carry out Calligraphy: the pens (pilot parallel pen) and paper for practice and other alternative material Event Flyer Registration http://bit.ly/2RR5xgb Loading…

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Arabic Language Course

About the CourseThe course is based on an immersive methodology using the textbook Al-Arabiyah Bayna Yaddayk. Students will focus on three skills: speaking, writing and reading with an intention to understand the vocabulary of the Quran. This course is intended for beginners who can read Quranic Arabic with very little or no understanding. The course is taught by a native Arabic teacher using a predominantly immersive approach. A love for the Arabic language and a desire to join more than 400 million people across the globe who speak it, is what drew a diverse group to the   Saturday classes at the Awqaf SA Arabic Language Course in Greenside, Johannesburg during 2018. Drawing on an immersive methodology, the teacher, Mouhhssin Bourqqadi immediately put the students to work with introductory conversations. Basic grammar rules, writing and pronunciation were also tackled. “It’s a different sound, almost like a snore… ‘خ’, now say ‘خر’…” Arabic has entire words made up of sounds, very unfamiliar to the mouth. It is a unique language in which the grammar and morphology function very differently to others. And most noticeably, it is  written from left to right. There is a heartfelt appreciation in decoding the swirling text and discovering the lyrical beauty in the words.  Registration Online registration is essential – click here Course Structure The course consists of 3 levels and is module-based with each module spanning 6 lessons. Each level spans 6-7 modules, the first lesson is free. Event Details – Module 1 Intro to Arabic LanguageTIME: ...

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