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Muslim Community Responds to the Call for Social Solidarity

The Muslim Community of South Africa, represented by our numerous Social Welfare, Emergency Relief, and Civil Society Organisations have heard the call of our President to assist the poor and vulnerable during the 21-day lockdown period.

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Awqaf and Green Crescent help to uplift Lesotho village

The brainchild of the Green Crescent Society of Lesotho and supported by Awqaf SA, the greenhouses are the direct result of three boreholes being drilled in the vicinity to support the local communities.

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Borehole water gives Mpumalanga schools life

Four schools in the Thaba Chweu Municipality near Lydenburg were given a new lease on life when boreholes were drilled by the Crescent of Hope organisation at the behest of Awqaf SA, a local NGO that works towards improving and empowering South African communities. Fazel Ismail from the Crescent of Hope, which does charitable work, approached Awqaf SA when he got news of several schools in dire need of support in the Moremela district, near the famous tourist area of the Blyde River Canyon and the Bourke’s Luck Potholes. “The two boreholes we dug at Sekwai High School, and its neighbouring Primary School LL Mohane, are a moving story of the status quo in our country. These schools are within a stone’s throw of luxury guesthouses and five-star tourist facilities, yet they still don’t have proper running water. “At the high school, I observed that the learners were walking behind, and not into, their toilets. When I asked them why they were doing this, they showed me that the school had pit latrines. They were so disgusting and unsafe that the learners told me the bush was a healthier option for relieving themselves. “The school had water tanks in the yard, but I was told that when filled they would only be able to supply enough water for a day,” he said. Ismail said that at the primary school he had been told by a teacher that he was grateful there was bush near the school, as the young learners ...

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Facebook #SheMeansBusiness Digital Marketing Workshop

AboutOne Day Free WorkshopCalling all WOMEN OWNED BUSINESSES to attend a workshop to empower you with:DIGITAL MARKETING & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SKILLS so you may grow and enhance your business.Bring your own smartphone or laptop with. This is a joint event between Awqaf SA and Siyafunda to provide training to small and medium business enterprises. Siyafunda CTC enables Information and Community knowledge centres, where people can access computers, the internet, and other digital technologies that enable them to gather information, create, learn, and communicate with others while they develop essential digital skills. The focus is one the use of digital technologies to support community, economic, educational, and social development. Thus reducing isolation, bridging the digital divide and creating economic opportunities. Online registration is essential Select the desired City you wish to register for: Gauteng Lenasia (JHB) Western Cape Woodstock (CT) KZN Facebook #SheMeansBusiness Richards Bay KZN: click here to register Nana Memorial (JHB) event pics Site B Khayelitsha Co-Lab Training at the Woodstock Exchange, Cape Town pics coming soon

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AWQAF SA HANDS OVER X-RAY PRACTICE TO SULTAN BAHU CENTRE

Fordsburg Clinic gets a welcome boost Dr. Goolam Omar, a veteran radiologist who practiced in Lenasia at the Lenmed Clinic for many years, decided to downsize his practice and move it to Fordsburg, where he could get closer to people who needed his services. Originally built as a home for gold miners in the 1800s, Fordsburg has enjoyed a colourful history as a centre of social awareness. Today it is a vibrant multi-cultural hub in Johannesburg. Dr. Omar’s Fordsburg practice catered for foreigners and the needy, who could not traditionally afford x-ray services. This year, after decades of service, Dr. Omar decided to retire to a life of reflection. On 1 October 2017 – coinciding with 10 Muharram, an auspicious day on the Islamic calendar – Dr. Omar decided to donate his x-ray practice as a waqf to the National Awqaf Foundation of South Africa, Awqaf SA. Waqf is an Islamic institution introduced by the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) where ethical investments and assets are bequeathed as a divine trust to benefit the community. The waqf property remains intact until the end of time, and cannot be sold or ceded. The most salient feature of a waqf trust is that it has to be sustainable, and proceeds from the core investment or asset – which cannot be touched – uses its profits to service the poor and the needy.  Haroon Kalla, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of Awqaf SA, says the organisation gladly accepted this donation from Dr. Omar. “We ...

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