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Historic Community Waqf Fund Initiated

A historic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)  was signed  between Awqaf SA and the Kwanobuhle Muslim Community Trust  (KMC) regarding the creation of a Masjid/Community  Based  Community Waqf Fund. The agreement was signed at a special signing ceremony during the 7th House of Ummah Stakeholders meeting held at Islamia College, Cape Town. The Community Waqf Fund initiated by AWQAF SA is  designed to empower  local and emerging Muslim Communitiies, particularly  in poor communities living in “townships”. According Awqaf SA Deputy CEO, Br Mickaeel Collier  who presided the signing together with KMC  trustee, Br Thandile Kona, “South Africa has a diverse range of Muslim communities  in terms of income distribution – those that are living on the fringes of poverty and those that have been blessed with abundance.  There are those that are self-sufficient, self-reliant, and resilient  while there are others that are dependent on  their wages supplemented by generous donors.  And herein lies the problem.” The Waqf system is designed to ensure that poverty is eradicated so that the poor are empowered and become self sufficient and self reliant too. However, because the Prophetic & Divine waqf system is  hardly articulated and is largely absent from our educational institutions, nobody has heard or learnt about it from authentic sources. This scenario imposes a duty on the community to ensure that knowledge about the waqf system is transmitted, internalized, and acted upon in droves by the larger Muslim community as a form redistribution of wealth – the very noble objective envisioned by ...

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Nelson Mandela Memorial Cataract Camp

The AWQAF SA/ Islamic Medical Association of SA (IMASA)  NELSON MANDELA MEMORIAL CATARACT CAMP will be held during 16 and 17 July 2016. The Discharge Ceremony will be held on he 18th July 2016 at the Nursing Hall, Leratong Hospital, Gauteng and will commence at 09.30am. Media and interested persons are cordially invited to attend the Discharge Ceremony at the Nursing Hall. Speakers & Guests will include: the CEO of the Leratong Hospital Dr Shabir Husain – Chief Opthalmologist and Director of the Cataract project on behalf  of the IMA Hon Mr  Najmu Saqib – Pakistan High Commission Dr Selebeno:  Director, Gauteng Department of Health Mufti Masood Ebrahim: Madrasa Miftah ul Khair Zeinoul Abedien Cajee / Dr Abdul Kareem Elgony: Awqaf SA Mr Bheki  Sibeko:  Deputising for Dr Refik Bismilla, Director Joburg City Health Department Ml  Ayub  Mokoena: Gauteng Shura Council   It is estimated that there are 217000 patients awaiting cataract operations in South Africa.  To date the partnership has done around 3800  cataract operations with a commercial value of around R50million since 2005, when the project started. Any person or corporate wishing to donate and be part of this  project, kindly email info@awqafsa.org.za or contact Hasanain Abdullah at 0795071196 or  sms 0847860010          

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Eid Mubarak & Shukran

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Thinking of an Eid Gift?

The Power of R100 to Educate future generations. As we come to the end of Ramadaan, we wonder: What Gift can I give to my child or any other child? Awqaf SA aspires to inculcate the spirit and culture of Waqf Gifting – Give a Sadaqah Jariyyah Gift to your Child!  So this Eid  open a Lifetime  “Children of Islam Waqf Account”  and start a waqf fund in the name of your child or grandchild / nephew/ niece (any age)  from as little as R100. Easy: Submit your child’s name and surname together with your proof of payment by SMS/WhatsApp (0847860010) Email:  pledge@awqafsa.org.za or Fax 0865149644 and we shall send you a Gift Waqf Certificate in your childs / children’s name/s. We need to raise 10million Rand for Education.  We need 100000 childrens gifts of a minimum R100 each. One of the greatest pleasures in the year of a Muslim is the day of Eid ul fitr. The joy of having spent a month in the service of Allah. Celebrations begin from the eve of Eid as we prepare for a day of festivities, children’s gifts, and rewards just to see their beaming faces Alhamdulillah. The night before Eid is rightly the night of prize giving for the believer. As we scramble for extra thawaab during these last few precious days, let us share the joy of Eid with the less fortunate. Imagine the delight of a child receiving his/ her gift on the day 🙂 the price of an innocent child’s ...

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2000 Iftaar Packs by 100 Youth on June 16

AWQAF SA YOUTH IFTAAR PROJECT. In its 8th year of operation, over 100 Youth joined in the Awqaf SA Youth Iftaar Programme. Over 2000 Iftaar Meal Packs were prepared and packed by the Youth this year. It is significant to note that this year’s Youth Iftaar Programme coincided with June 16, South Africa’s Youth Day in which the entire country celebrates the contributions made by youth in the struggle for the liberation of our country. The programme is coordinated entirely by youth ranging from the ages of 3 to 20 years old. The youth who are currently coordinating the project started off as young children and today they have assumed the responsibility of the entire programme. Distribution takes place on Saturday 18 June 2016 and a programme of interaction will take place between the youth of various communities. The programme aims to develop further interactive programmes like inter communal sports tournaments and other projects that will foster social cohesion amongst our communities. Pics Facebook Gallery pics

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