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Waqf training empowers ulama

AwqafSA in partnership with the Boland Islamic Council Waqf hosted their first session of Waqf training on Saturday 9th May 2015. The event was hosted in Kromboom Road and presenters included Awqaf SA members, Awqaf SA Deputy CEO Mikaeel Collier, Madina Institute’s Dr Salie Abrahams, former Awqaf SA CEO Raaghieb Najaar and current Awqaf SA CEO Zeinoul Abedien Cajee. The workshop was aimed at training and creating a group of knowledgable individuals on waqf and its principles. This initiative is to encourage members of the public to not only be ambassadors for the partnership but also apply this training to the social upliftment of communities. Awqaf SA Cadre Training Video Clip Many shuyookh and respected ulema, some even coming from Saldanha and the Boland, were in attendance and all of them echoed the importance of waqf. Ml Abdul Khalek Allie, Ameer of the Boland Islamic Council, said that the programme was very enlightening and empowering. He felt that more programmes such as these should be held. “This is a fanastic eye-opener into the true essence of waqf that can be applied in all spheres of life, thereby influencing the actual waqf of life and thinking of an individual,” said Maulana Mogammad Rifaat Carolus from Hopefiled Masjied in Malmesbury. Some of the students from the Madina Institute who were part of the training, said they were happy it was a day course that one could get certified for as well. Mohamed Lwande Makwethu, a Muslim revert, said that he enjoyed how simplistic the course was and that it aided in his understanding of Islam.   Some outcomes and recommendations included greater awareness programmes including Jummah Khutbahs. The BIC also undertook to top up and increase the BIC Waqf Fund  from the initial R100000,00 donated by Awqaf SA with a view to reach around R2million. It is envisaged that a community needs analysis will be done and some interventions will be made accordingly. The training is free and is open to all members of the community who may be interested. For detailed information about future training sessions, visit their Facebook page : www.facebook.com/awqafsouthafrica or website https://awqafsa.org.za/ Courtesy Voice of the Cape Event Photos Awqaf SA & the Boland Islamic Council Posted by Awqaf SA on Saturday, 9 May 2015  

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