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IMASA-AWQAFSA Bosmont Masjid Fete HealthCare Tent 2016

The Islamic Medical Association of SA [Johannesburg Branch] in conjunction with AWQAF SA once again provided FREE medical screening to the Bosmont Community at the Annual Pre-Ramadhaan Bosmont Fete on the 28th & 29th of May 2016. Close to 200 people were screened over the 2 days and a variety of medical services and expertise were provided by our Health Professionals who volunteered their time and   expertise. The aim of such screenings are to identify a yet undiagnosed disease in individuals without signs or symptoms and mainly to bring awareness to the community about the importance of implementing a healthy lifestyle. Each day commenced with the patients registering for the screening and thereafter proceeding to the first station, where a basic check-up of his / her weight, height & BMI calculations was conducted. Thereafter, Blood Pressure Testing and Glucose   Testing was offered and with Ramadhaan a week away, we highlighted the topic of managing diabetes during Ramadhaan.   In addition to this we offered Eye and Dental Screening and as a bonus, we had specialists volunteering their times to deal with any queries related to Podiatry, which was managed by a very able group of final year students from the University of Johannesburg; Occupational Therapists concentrating on the assessment of child development screening and counselling, hand and upper limb therapy and arthritis education / management and a physiotherapist who    offered screening for sporting injuries, chronic pain, carpal tunnel and frozen shoulder etc   We are grateful to both the Islamic ...

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Ramadaan Kareem : Ramadaan Mubarak

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Gauteng & KZN Qira’ah Competitions Concluded

Winners of the Gauteng Edition of the  South Africa National Qiraa’tul Qur’aan Competition held in Bosmont, Johannesburg 14 May 2016   National Qiraa’atul Qur’aan competition wraps up The Gauteng and Kwa- Zulu Natal editions of the South African National Qiraa’atul Qur’aan Competition was concluded on 14 and 28 May 2016, respectively. Hosted by the South African Qur’aan Union, Madrasah Tarteelul Qur’aan, and Awqaf SA, the event aims to develop local reciters and maintain a high standard of Qur’aan recitation in the country. The contest was established 11 years ago in Cape Town and has since added on regional chapters in Kwa- Zulu Natal and Gauteng.   A total of 75 male and female contestants participated in the two events. Budding reciters from various local and outlying towns participated in the challenge, together with resident students that hail from some African and Asian countries. The contest, which focusses on the correct and beautiful presentation of the Holy Qur’aan, was adjudicated and overseen by a number of prominent Qur’aan experts from various parts of the country. Leading Qur’aan reciter from Malaysia, Qari Anwar Bin Hasin, also provided vital input and assistance on the adjudication panel.   The regional category winners are as follows: Gauteng Edition, Bosmont Masjid, 14 May 2016- Female category: Jauhara Moruledi, Johannesburg Ammaarah Boomgaard, Johannesburg U15 Saad Amien, Maraisburg M. Zakariyya Mentoor, Aadam Hendricks U18 Taariq Ismail Cajee, Roodepoort M. Uwaiz Mohideen, Erasmia Hamza Harrar, Azaadville U23 M. Al Nawawi Bourhan, Malaysia M. Zahwuddeen Zardad, Newclare Ridhwaan Kaka, Helderkruin +24yrs ...

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Channel Islam International (CII) Radio declared a waqf.

Awqaf SA salutes Channel Islam International (CII) for transforming into a waqf. We are proud of this decision and we pledge our support to CII for taking this extraordinary decision for a South African private company to be effectively converted to an NGO. This conversion means that the shareholders have relinquished their shareholdings from private capital to public capital that belongs to Allah. Alhamdulillah. This an an excellent example to other businesses be they sole proprietors, companies, or partnerships. Giving by way of waqf is the way to go for the future development of the Ummah. This has been demonstrated throughout our glorious history. A revival of the lost legacy of the waqf system is a calling of our time. We are reminded of the verse in sura Al e Imran: “None of you will attain righteousness  until you give of what you love” This is the verse that led many Sahaba (RA). To give of their best properties as Waqf. Once again, Awqaf SA is proud of you and welcomes you to the Awqaf  family. We wish you all the success in your ventures. On behalf of our Mutawallees, Management, Donors, Volunteers, Ambassadors.

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AwqafSA in Uganda

Zeinoul Cajee from AwqafSA conducted a Waqf training session and this is an Overview of  the Ugandan visit. Ugandan muslims are highly educated and they hold quite a few PHD’s and they have well qualified Shayks and Imams. AwqafSA has identified a need to have a strategic relationship with the the Ugandan Muslim Community. Uganda has a beautiful university called the The Islamic University in Uganda  that has 4 Campuses including a Medical University and a 150 bed hospital on the same campus. The land for the university is waqf and was granted by Prince Cassim. Uganda has a very interesting history. Islam came  as late as 1844. King Mutesa embraced Islam at the hands of an Arab/Swahili  Trader. Mutesa called on his people to embrace Islam. And learnt and taught. The Ugandan mother tongue is Swahili and Arabic. Makerere University boasts many are Muslim Professors and Prof. Abasi is a professor of Literature and a devout activist as well. The rector of the islamic University in Uganda urged Africans to be self reliant citing the crisis in the middle east and elsewhere and stated: AFRICA YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN. DONT DEPEND ON OTHERS. WE MUST BUILD UP OUR OWN INSTITUTIONS OF WAQF AND ZAKAH. Shaykh Taliep from IPSA university during his talk emphasised the Maqasid of Waqf as promoting Al Khayr – goodness and in the public interest in line with the maqasid of the shariah – the higher objectives of the Shariah. Zeinoul Cajee spoke about the justification and rationale for establishing the waqf system and shared a few ...

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