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International Waqf Symposium – Istanbul


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Attend Islamic History Highlights

  Highlights from Islamic history An audio visual presentation in three parts by Dr Abdul Majid Mahomed Part 1 – Sunday 2 March, 09h30-11h00: The Umayyads (Damascus), Abbasids and Umayyads in Spain Part 2 – Sunday 9 March, 09h30-11h00: The Mamluks, Ottomans and Safavids Part 3 – Sunday 16 March, 09h30-11h00: The Mughals, Sufism, Palestine and Israel, and the early Muslims in South Africa Venue: Image Lifestyle Centre Corner Mint Road and Carr Street, Fordsburg. Johannesburg 26°12’01.7″S 28°01’17.6″E Free secure parking on premises. Admission: R50 per person per session, payable at the door. Seating for first 350. Proceeds to go towards a SPAL project furthering the cause of Arabic and Islam in South Africa. Supported by Awqaf SA Enquiries: Abdul Majid Mahomed    Email:  

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Leadership Workshop

In keeping with Awqaf SA’s educative and developmental function, a new Leadership Workshop will held on Saturday Morning 9.00 to 12.30 on March 8, 2014 at the Executive Suites, Kromboom Road, Rondebosch East, Cape Town. With its primary focus on financial management and responsible spending, this workshop is geared towards the youth in an increasingly materialistic and capitalist world. All interested parties are welcome to register online. Enquiries Tel: (021) 697 3556   Email: /  Register to attend [vfb id=12]

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Muslims urged to invest in Waqf

ZURAH NAKABUGO Muslims have been urged to invest in Waqf by voluntary mobilizing endowment funds for various community development programmes. Waqf was established for social benefits for both Muslims and non-muslims. “ Waqf is voluntarily permanent dedication to Allah and it remains Allah’s property forever. Awqaf  always remains capital and prudently invested. Only the proceeds from Waqf investment is spent on projects.  Waqf is like a fruit tree, year after year the tree grows and there is more fruit to enjoy over time,”   Prof. Magda Ismail Mohsin a lecturer at the Global University of Islamic Finance, Malaysia said. Magdah also said Waqf is a financial charitable institution established by withholding one’s property to eternally spend its revenue on fulfilling certain needs depending on the choice and conditions made by the founder. She said Prophet Muhammad said, when Muslims die, they are asked three things which include how they managed their time, how they acquired their wealth and how they spent it, either on luxuries or helping the poor also run out of poverty. Magda said this yesterday during the opening of the third Southern Africa Cadre training programme at Colosseum hotel, in Pretoria, South Africa. The workshop drew various Muslim scholars from different parts of world such as Uganda, Namibia, Zambia, Zanzibar, Malaysia, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Mauritius. She said through the scheme of public Waqf which has been practiced in Singapore, Muslims have managed to come up with a high commercial building where they do a lot ...

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Legislation and Tax Workshop

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