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Masjid Renovation Project

Voice of the Cape Radio Station (VOC) together with Awqaf SA and supported by SANZAF have embarked on a project to repair and renovate much needed work on masajid in Cape Town and the Boland areas of the Western Cape. Alhamdulillah 21 masajid will be allocated an amount of R10000 each for their repairs and renovations. The masajid  will be selected by nominations received from the public.  Closing date for nominations is the 26 June 2015. At the same time a Masjid Waqf fund has also been launched. Members of the public are welcome to contribute to this waqf fund which will provide  enduring sustainable funding for masajid and their respective communities. Inshallah. Contributions may be banked directly  into : Awqaf SA. Nedbank. Acc No 1469-053934 Branch Code 198765 Reference [Ur Cel No & Name VOC ]            

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Free Medical Screenings at Bosmont Fete

BOSMONT PRE RAMADAAN FETE : AWQAF SA/ IMASA MEDICAL SCREENINGS AWQAFSA and the Islamic Medical Association of South Africa (IMASA) will be having their third FREE annual medical screening programme this coming weekend. The public are welcome for the following Screenings/ Counselling/ Demo: Blood Sugar (Glucose) Blood Pressure Cholesterol Dental Eye Speech & Hearing Ancient Healing Drug Rehab Advisory HIV/AIDS Testing & Counselling (Muslim Aids Programme (MAP)) CPR Demo Date: Saturday and Sunday 13th and 14th June 2015 / (25thand 26thSha’baan 1436) Venue:Bosmont Masjid Grounds, Maraisburg Road, Bosmont, Johannesburg. The Awqaf SA-IMASA Health Care Tent is sponsored by Awqaf SA and Coordinated by IMA with volunteer health professionals. The Bosmont Masjid & Madrasah is the beneficiary as part of their Annual Pre Ramadaan Fundraising Fete. Members of the public are welcome to attend the screenings and also support the Fete which will be held over the two days 13/14 June (25/26 Shabaan) Issued by AWQAF SA (0847861409) & ISLAMIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION OF SA (0118376717)

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2nd SAQU-AWQAF SA Qira’ah Competition on 6 June

The 2nd Edition of the Gauteng Chapter of the SAQU-AWQAF SA  International Qira’ah Recital Award (IQRA) will be held at the Bosmont Masjid, Maraisburg Road, Johannesburg, Gauteng on the 6th June 2015 (18 Shabaan 1436). The programme will commence after Thuhr Salaat. A total of 74 entries were received for the 2nd edition of the Gauteng  International Qira’ah Recital Award, including 11 females. A total of 38 males qualified to participate, coordinators  Hfz Muhammad Zein Cajee and Ml Anis Kara announced at the weekend. The Gauteng Chapter accommodates participants from the Gauteng, North West, Limpopo, Mpumalanga and the Northern Cape provinces. A Kwa-Zulu Natal regional leg is also included in the overall competition. A panel of esteemed judges will adjudicate and also provide score sheets and feedback to our budding Qaaris and Qaariyahs. Several competitors from other countries including Malawi, Tanzania, Somalia, Mozambique, Yemen,  Egypt and France will also participate. Winners from each region will gain automatic entrance to the International Qur’aan Recital Award (IQRA) competition that will be held in Cape Town during September 2015. The 2014 edition of this event boasted around 60 competitors of more than 10 nationalities. Successful reciters from the IQRA event are recommended by SAQU to represent South Africa on international platforms throughout the world. SAQU has hosted a national Qiraa’ah (Qur’aan recital) competition in Cape Town for the last decade. The mother city is set to once again host this year’s event which will see the biggest gathering of Qur’aan reciters of its kind ...

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Waqf Training for Awqaf SA Ambassadors

“A very informative session. Beneficial to new volunteers. We now have a clearer understanding of Waqf, Waqf principles/concepts and jurisprudence. Many more learning sessions still required but a very good start towards empowering the new volunteers” Ahmed Sarang AWQAF SA hosted a Waqf Ambassador training programme on Saturday 23 May 2015. The session was held at the Nana Memorial Centre in Crosby,  Johannesburg. Presenters included Awqaf SA CEO Br ZeinoulAbedien Cajee and Awqaf SA members including Dr Shawkat Alli Thokan, Brs  Sedick Isaacs, Irfaan Gillan, Ismail Munshi, Ahmad Sarang, and Sister Qanita Sedick. The workshop aimed to provide Awqaf ambassador’s with the basic and advanced knowledge of waqf to enable them to advise, consult, train and implement the development of waqf henceforth. The meeting was initiated with a few words by Dr Thokan highlighting the importance of Tarbiyyah. Awqaf CEO ZeinoulAbideen Cajee presented the Maqasid al Sharia (The higher objectives of Sharia’ah) in particular discussing the 5 aims of shari’ah-deen, life,intellect, property and honour with a view of contextualising the place of waqf.  Rules of Waqf was presented in depth by and Br Sedick Isaacs and  various waqf definitions were presented by br  Ismail Munshi.  A timeline of various waqfs in history summarized in a presentation by Sr Qanita Sedick.  The sessions concluded with a recap of current Awqaf SA strategic clusters and further funding and grant ideas by Ahmad Sarang, Irfaan Gillan and Malik Arafat. Each session was followed by a lively discussion. The members found the sessions to ...

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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 ...

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