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Awqaf SA at the Hartley Rd. Fair

Awqaf SA has established a working committee to oversee the establishment of an Awqaf SA branch in Durban. Adv. AB Mohammed has been quite instrumental in making this objective a reality. The “Awqaf SA KZN Team” was at the Hartley Rd. Fair and it was  a good opportunity to speak to the fair’s visitors about Awqaf SA’s Flagship project “My Waqf”. Photohighlights

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Sheikh Mirza Yawar Baig Public Talk

Sheikh Mirza Yawar Baig delivered a public talk titled: “Role of Muslims in South Africa” This talk took place at the Minara Chamber of Commerce, Johannesburg office and this was a joint event between ASRI, Awqaf SA and the Minara Chamber of Commerce. Sheikh Mirza Yawar Baig is a prolific strategic thinker and scenario planner. He had an important message about the need for Social Cohesion when he was interviewed by Salaamedia Photo highlights Shukran to Shiraz Gany for supplying us with these event pics

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Hamba Kahle Ahmed Kathrada

LETTER OF CONDOLENCE ON THE PASSING OF FREEDOM FIGHTER DR. AHMED KATHRADA Awqaf SA is deeply touched and saddened to receive the news of the passing of political activist, humanitarian, freedom fighter and father to our nation, Mujahid Dr. Ahmed Kathrada. Our heartfelt condolences goes to the family on the passing of Uncle Kathy. May Allah grant him Janatul Firdous and patience to his family, comrades and compatriots during thois difficult time. Uncle Kathy, as he was affectionately known, was an icon and stalwart of human rights and a brave Martyr that fought for the rights of the oppressed globally irrespective of race, religion, tribe or nationality. While we mourn the passing of Uncle Kathy we take solace in the life of a freedom fighter who lived his life to the fullest as an excellent example for all to emulate. His deep concern for humanity, his gentleness and humility is unparalleled in today’s world. South Africa will not be the same without this moral voice of reason and truth. Uncle Ahmed Kathrada will be severely missed and forever revered for his critical role in the liberation of the people of South Africa. May God bless Uncle Kathy and his family for sharing him with South Africa. Hamba Kahle

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My Waqf

“MY WAQF” CAMPAIGN : Spreading the Culture of Waqf Giving My Waqf Gift Brief The Divine and Prophetic institution of Waqf has been part of and ingrained in Islamic History, Shariah, Civilisation, and Culture. The Muslim world is replete with iconic infrastructure ranging from Masajid, Schools, Universities, Libraries, Hospitals, Clinics, Homes for the Elderly, Orphans, and Destitute; Roads, Bridges, Cemeteries, Agricultural Farms, Nature Reserves, pavements, state and community security, water canals, … and the list goes on… whatever the community needed, the Waqf system provided. But what about the sustainability of these institutions and infrastructure? How were the upkeep of these institutions funded? From where were staff paid ? Who paid for the scholars that searched relentlessly for answers and solutions to vexing questions in religion, science, technology, medicine, engineering, astronomy, geography, history, etc? The answer is simple: It was the waqf system. The waqf system ensured that that there were commercial waqfs that funded and subsidized the infrastructure and institutions. A completely voluntary system of Capital Giving in the way of Allah.   The National Awqaf Foundation of South Africa (AWQAF SA) must be regarded as the “Sovereign Fund” of the Muslim Ummah , that will, inshallah, in time to come, be able to serve every need of the Muslim Ummah… from the cradle to the grave. But this cannot be done by a few individuals. It needs the support of the whole community. The primary mission of Awqaf SA is to revive the Sunnah and culture of Waqf ...

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Prof. Dr. Ihsan Sureyya Sirma

Professor, Dr. İhsan Süreyya Sırma is a world-renowned and foremost Islamic Scholar, academic, Islamic historian and writer. He studied under the Islamic philosophical luminary, Muhaddith and Faqih, Muhammad Hamidulllah obtaining Doctorates in various Islamic Sciences and history from Universities in France, Tunisia, Turkey and other Middle Eastern Countries. Professor Sirma has written over 160 books on various Islamic topics and has contributed hundreds of articles on various topics ranging from Politics and Islam, Islamic History, Fiqh and other contemporary issues. He regularly appears on television discussion programmes internationally and most of his time is spent travelling the globe delivering lectures at various universities and congresses. Part of programme includes 4 prizes for the best critique written on the symposium. Winners will win a tab and the article will be published in Muslim Views. 1Day only There will be one talk titled  “The History of Humanity and linkages to key political developments” that will be delivered at the Islamia Auditorium, Imam Haron Road, Lansdowne Details: 7 February 2017 6pm – 8pm Livestream – click here Enquiries: 079 507 1196 Reserve your seat via RSVP now! Seats are limited! RSVP Form Loading…

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