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A DREAM COME TRUE FOR A HARD WORKING ARTISAN

Shamiem Haron is a dedicated, hardworking and resilient Artisan. The 43 year old has held onto his dream working as a plumber for various companies over the past 24 years. With no financial back up and recession against him, he pushed on tirelessly. He continued working hard even when there was no hope at all of realising his dream to start his own business. On 9th December 2018 at a memorable, uplifting event held in Auckland Park, Shamien received a sponsored vehicle through the UBA 4 Artisans Development Program. The vehicle is sponsored by SED Partners together with AWQAF S.A. Shamiem was identified by SED Partners ‘ CEO Rashied Essop and AWQAF SA CEO Zeinoul Abedien Cajee as a deserving Artisan. He was specifically chosen based on merit, dedication and his resilience. According to Rashied Essop, this initiative is specifically designed to promote the UBA 4 Artisans Development Program. SED is both an Incident Management Company and responsible for the incubation and development of artisans within the short-term insurance supply chain as well as the development of new entrants into the industry. The UBA 4 Artisans Program is specifically intended to empower artisans to kick-start and build their own businesses. The program offers artisans such as Shamiem an enterprise development-funding package which includes a tools, petrol, stock allowance, a vehicle and access to the market. – Rashied Essop. AWQAF S.A. is an independent community based owned Trust which is dedicated to the empowerment of communities through development projects. CEO Zeinoul ...

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Awqaf SA scoops CBE Ahmed Kathrada Excellence in Leadership

The National Awqaf Foundation of South Africa has received another award to add toits list of acknowledgements in its 18-year history. It efforts have been recognized by the Congress of Business and Economics (CBE) – an activist business organization. The chairperson of Awqaf-SA, Haroon Kalla and Zeinoul Cajee (CEO) received the “CBE Ahmed Kathrada Excellence in Leadership Award” at a gala dinner banquet held at the Palm Continental Hotel in Johannesburg. The CBE brochure took cognisance of the role of Awqaf-SA played in five key areas:Social Cohesion, health care and the environment, education and youth development and waqf development and investment and infrastructure development. Several other prominent South Africans and organizations also received the CBE Ahmed Kathrada Excellence in Leadership Award. They were: Prof. Adam Habib (Vice Chancellor at Wits University), Amabhungane (an Investigative Journalist body), Jacques Pauw (investigative Journalist), Dr John Kani (struggle veteran andactor) and Maniben Sita (92) who has been involved in the anti-apartheid struggle since 1942. The CBE Innovation Award was presented to the team from the Donald Gordon Medical Centre that performed the world’s first liver transplant from an HIV positive parent to her HIV negative child. The gala event also acknowledge the centenary celebration of Nelson Mandela and Albertina Sisulu whose families were presented with a frame citation about their life and role during the struggle to attain democracy. The CBE was established in the late 80’s by the Transvaal Indian Congress and was known as the TIC Business and Economics Group. Shortly thereafter ...

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AWQAF SA signed a historic MOU with its counterpart the AWQAF ON

The parties were represented by Awqaf SA CEO, Br Zeinoul Abedien Cajee and AWQAFON Chairman, Dr Miswari Bello. Both parties committed to collaboration and cooperation in various fields of developing the waqf sector, particularly in Nigeria. Zeinoul remarked that Nigeria has produced many academic papers on waqf and has a rich resource of competent people. AWQAFON has a great committed and passionate team and augurs well for the future of the Prophetic institution of Waqf not only in Nigeria but throughout West Africa. Inshallah. Much support will be needed and AWQAF SA is ready to provide it’s experience to the Ummah in other parts of the world. The MOU was signed in the presence of various mutawallees and stakeholders and was witnessed by a leading traditional ruler, HRH Dr Eze A   bdul Fatah Chimaize, who is also a member of the forum of Kings of Africa. The MOU was signed on the sidelines of the 2nd International Waqf Conference, held in the ancient Islamic city of Kano. Several key note addresses were delivered by heads of departments and the vice Chancellor of Bayero University Kano (BUK) as well as the Director of the Centre for Islamic Civilization and Interfaith Dialogue (BUK).   Keynote speeches were also presented by HRH Dr Eze Abdul Fatah and Br Zeinoul Abedien Cajee. The conference was co-sponsored by the Bayero University Kano and was co hosted by the Sa’adatu Rima College of Education. “Your presence with us was a great moral buster, it has ...

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Fatima al-Fihri

Fatima al-Fihri, who was born in Tunisia, she came from a well-educated family. In the early 9th century, Fatima migrated with her father and sister from Qayrawan in Tunisia to Fez in Morocco. Upon the death of her father, Fatima inherited a large fortune. Fatima al-Fihri used this wealth to establish the first university in 859 in the 9th century. Ibn Khaldun the famous historian was an alumni at this university. The university still exists today, offering Islamic Studies, Legal Sciences and Comparative Jurisprudence, which subsequently became one of the leading spiritual and educational centers of the historic Muslim world. It is the oldest continually operating educational institution in the world and is sometimes referred to as the world’s oldest university, by being the first institution to award degrees indicative of different levels of study. The mosque is also still in operation, and is one of the largest in North Africa. Ustadha Zaynab Ansari in the Muslimah Media series talks about Fatima al-Fihri who established the first University of Al Quaraouiyine in Fez, Morocco In this video: Great Muslim Women: Fatima al-Fihriyya Founder of the First University in the World (Qarawiyyin) Mufti Abdur-Rahman ibn Yusuf Mangera speaks in details about the contribution made by Fatima al-Fihri to Islamic Education.

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Ladysmith Soccer Tournament

Awqaf SA Ladysmith organised a Soccer Tournament & Fun Day on Saturday 20 October 2018. This was the second year that the tournament was hosted. It was an opportunity to build social cohesion in the community and bring the youth together through the sport. Despite the threat of torrential downpour, the Ladysmith Soofie Madrassah grounds saw a good turnout of participants and their supporters in the early part of the morning. There were 6 organisations who participated and the Soccer Tournament catered for the following age groups: Under 9 Under 11 Under 13 The following event highlights attracted many visitors to the Soccer Tournament & Fun Day:   Food stalls and an informative presentation on Waqf by Sedick Isaacs from Awqaf SA JHB. The outcome It was a fun filled day and the soccer tournament brought the community together.  Masjid Yakoobwon 3 of their of their 4 matches. Al Islamia was the victors in the the Under 9 division. It was heartwarming to see parents come out in the numbers to cheer their children. Awqaf SA would like to thank all the organisations who participated, the supporters and the sponsors who contributed to the success of the tournament.   Event Flyer  Photo highlights

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