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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 Apartheid legislation itself was repealed in 1991,and a non-racial government was established following national elections in 1994.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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DaruShifa Elders’ care facility

Darushifa – an abode of care, love and healing About Darushifa Darushifa is an Awqaf SA project that started approximately 4 years ago in 2014. It is a community based organisation serving all of humanity through an Islamic ethos. Darushifa is a registered NPO (191/357) whose mission is to care for the elderly with love and dignity so that the final years of their lives are peaceful, happy and full of good memories. Background information There was an increasing growth of elderly ladies in the community who were widowed and who are living alone and finding themselves in financial difficulty and not being able to maintain the homes that they were living in on their own. This project started in Lenasia as there was an increasing need to help the elderly who have become our forgotten generation. The service started with home-based care, where trained caregivers assisted elderly patients to recuperate from ill health or to cope with daily living needs. Many times, the family is under strain due to the tough economic climate that we live in and cannot be at home during the day, thus leaving the elderly person alone; or is not trained to assist the elderly family member who is in need of more specialised care. In order to provide a proper service, we need qualified and trained individuals with accredited training. To this end at DaruShifa, we partnered with St. John’s. They trained our first caregivers, many of whom are still with us today. DaruShifa ...

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Zeinoul Cajee presents at Higher Education Forum (HEF) 2018, Malaysia

Awqaf South Africa, Chief Executive Officer, Zeinoul Abedien Cajee presented a paper on “Policy and impact of Waqf” at the Higher Education Forum (HEF), Islamic Economies @IR4.0 Waqf Revival Conference currently underway in Malaysia. Visit event website to find out more – click here Event flyer Attending the conference, the Sultan of Perak, HRH Paduka Seri Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin, was presented with a copy of the Awqaf SA profile book and commented that there is much that “… we can learn from AWQAF SA”. As part of his presentation, Zeinoul Cajee presented one of the Awqaf SA’s flagship projects, the MY WAQF CAMPAIGN, that aims to ensure that each school-going child is endowed with a Waqf Gift certificate that serves to educate young learners on Waqf and cater to their education needs as the waqf fund grows over time. The Malaysian Minister of Higher Education Dato’ Seri Idris Jusoh was impressed with the My Waqf campaign and undertook to roll out this project in Malaysia as well. Photo highlights Video highlights

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Cape Town’s Muslims Pushing Back Day Zero: Awqaf SA’s Water Conservation Project

Cape Town, situated at the foot of Africa, is the southernmost city in a water-stressed region. Graced by a Mediterranean climate of hot, dry summers and cold, wet winters, Cape Town has always been dependent on its winter rainfall to get through the dry months of October to April. Already victim to drought cycles, the Western Cape – the area surrounding Cape Town – has been hit by three years of below-average rainfall and deepening climate change, exacerbated by the El-Nino-La-Nina effect, the warming or cooling of the Pacific, which impacts on global weather systems. An example of how devastating the drought has been is indicated by average rainfall figures at Cape Town International Airport. Whilst the normal average precipitation per annum has been just over 500mm, this year saw only 120mm rain falling, and the dams reflecting only 30% of capacity at winter’s end. Coupled with political bickering by the Democratic Alliance (DA), which governs the region, and the African National Congress (ANC), which controls national government, the 6 million citizens of the Cape have been the victims. Warnings about Cape Town running out of water due to increasing demands and population densities have been circulating since the 1970s, and more recently, in 1990 and 2007, when it was finally predicted that if something was not done about increasing capacity, the city’s taps would run dry between 2012 and 2015. Running on models that Cape Town would only see its ‘Day Zero’ in 2022, the city authorities did institute ...

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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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