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Tributes for SA Muslim visionary and pioneer Dr. Shawket Thokan

The South African Muslim community is mourning the loss of Dr Shawkat Ali Thokan, a man considered the pioneer of the Islamic movement in South Africa. His death follows a period of illness. Dr Thokan was the driving force behind many of the national organizations in South Africa including Muslim youth movement, SANZAF, Islamic Medical Association and Awqaf SA. Dr Thokan played a pivotal role in the religious, educational and socio-economic progress of the Muslim community and society as a whole.  His contribution to Islamic organisations has transformed the Muslims community and has left a remarkable legacy. “Shawkat, as we fondly called him, was not only co-founder of Awqaf SA but father, mentor, guide, over seer, always positively encouraging and motivating the establishment of institutions within the Muslim community. He stood firmly behind the establishment of Awqaf SA together with a team of dedicated and passionate professionals, businessmen, brothers and sisters,” says Awqaf CEO Zeinoul Abedien Cajee. “At the outset, he provided the patronage and the platform through his Islamic Research Centre for the presentation of the blueprint for the most innovative and visionary institution that would impact not only on the lives of Muslims but also the broader community. And then also going beyond the borders of South Africa to many other countries. The seeds of waqf proliferation were planted deep…the trees never to be uprooted, still standing firm since 2000, still providing fruits, Alhamdulillah.” Combining his medical practice with the demanding challenges of shaping the destiny of young ...

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Eid Mubarak 1440

Eid Mubarak 1440/2019

Awqaf SA Mutawallees, Management and Ambassadors, wish all Muslims a blessed Eid and a day filled with joy. We thank our donors for your support in Awqaf SA’s quest of the Revival of the Divine Institution of Waqf. May Allah bless and reward you all abundantly. GIVE A WAQF GIFT for EID.This Eid, take the opportunity to make your Waqf.Registration link:http://bit.ly/2McdKt0 #Sharethecare Banking Details Awqaf SA FNB Bank account: 62052404145 BC: 250655 REF: UR CELL NO/NAME For more information: info@awqafsa.org.za www.awqafsa.org.za

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Ramadaan Waqf Pledge 2019

Awqaf South Africa is dedicated to developing and promoting the divine institution of Waqf.Awqaf SA initiates and funds a variety of community development, infrastructure and poverty eradication projects and programmes in Health Care, Education, Social Cohesion, Leadership Development and other sustainable initiatives You too can help and benefit forever by making a Waqf NOW by donating cash, property, shares or any other assets no matter how small or big. Reap the benefit of an ongoing sadaqah jariyah. Be part of this Prophetic PRACTICE of changing lives and Pledge your support and establish your Waqf through Awqaf SA. On behalf of the Awqaf SA, Board of Trustees, management, staff and Ambassadors we wish our community a blessed Ramadaan Mubarak. May we be elevated to greater spiritual heights through our ibadah and consciousness of the plight of others. Awqaf SA… providing sustainable solutions… purely for the love of Allah.  Our Community Sovereign Fund. Day 1 Pledge line Make a Waqf / Sadaqah Jaariya Pledge and earn perpetual rewards. Tune into the Awqaf SA ITV pledge line: ITV channel 347 or via live stream: https://www.facebook.com/iTVNetworksSA/ ITV number: 011 086 7700/1/2/3 Event DetailsSaturday1 June 201921:00pm – 01:00am Make your pledge Via sms/WhatsApp: 084 786 0010 Email: pledge@awqafsa.org.za Web: www.awqafsa.org.za/pledge Donate via Payfast: https://www.payfast.co.za/donate/go/awqafsa Snapscan: https://pos.snapscan.io/qr/WCSC6347 Banking detailsFNBAccount Name: Awqaf SAAccount Number: 62052040145Branch code: 254005Ref: Cell number & your name Pledge via our easy to use Payfast facility Day 1 Pledge Form Loading…

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From the Spice Islands to Cape Town : The Life and Times of Tuan Guru.

The book forms part of the Awqaf’s Leaders and Legacies Project to honour our past & present leaders.   Muslims have been part of the struggle for human rights and  freedom since their banishment to Robben Island and other parts of the Cape  in the early 17th century. We recall the revered names of political prisoners  Tuan Guru, Shaykh Yusuf, Hadjie Matarim and others (May Allah be pleased with them) who made the ultimate sacrifice against Dutch and British colonizers and slave masters. Nationwide book launches Alhamdulillah, Awqaf SA in collaboration with our supporting organisations hosted books launches in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg. Venues: For for information contact: Hasanain Abdullah 079 507 1196 About Tuan Guru Tuan Guru, which means “Master Teacher”, is the popular name of a hero of Cape Islam. His full name is Imam ‘Abdullah ibn Qadi ‘Abd al-Salam, which means that he was the son of a religious judge, Qadi ‘Abd al-Salam.Qadi ‘Abd al-Salam hailed from the royal house of Tidore, which was one of the famous Spice Islands in Indonesia. The spice for which Tidore was famous was the clove. Tuan Guru’s mother was Boki, or Princess, Nuriniyah. Tuan Guru had five brothers and two sisters.Tuan Guru was born in Tidore in 1712. He died in Cape Town in 1807 aged 95 years. He arrived at the Cape on the Dutch East India Company sailing ship, the Zeepard, in 1780 when he was 68 years old. He was sent to Robben Island. The Dutch sent him to the ...

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AWQAF SA HONOURS TOP ACHIEVERS OF MATRIC 2018

On the 03rd of February 2019, Awqaf South Africa was a proud co-sponsor of the Association of Muslim Schools (AMS) Matric Awards 2018. The event held in Lenasia at Nurul Islam Hall, saw AMS recognizing top performing learners from Gauteng and Northern Provinces in various categories including, top achiever per school, top subject, top islamiyaat, top akhlaaq, learner with the highest number of distinctions and others. The programme included messages from Gauteng Department of Education, AMS national Ameer, AMS Gauteng, and Northern Provinces Ameer, Head Co-ordinator Academic Awards and of course a word from the sponsors. During his delivery Zeinoul Abedien Cajee, CEO Awqaf SA highlighted the duty of all of us to revive the sacred legacy of Waqf so that every man, women and child knows and understands this part of their heritage. Awqaf SA gave a WAQF gift to all awardees present and said, “this waqf gift will, InshAllah be the seed that will become your fruit and thawaab bearing tree, your duty will be to nurture it and grow it.” He also pointed out that the culture of Waqf making has to be institutionalized and become apart of our everyday culture with a need to start at a young age. He also urged the awardees to be inventive and creative in the footsteps of great role models of the glorious age of Islamic Civilisation and to “be the best that you can according to your capability and potential”. Hearing from the learners themselves, a strong and heart-warming ...

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