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Light Up Light Womens Foundation Waqf Workshop

Awqaf SA and the Light upon Light Women’s Foundation conducted a Waqf Workshop at the Islamia Auditorium on the 9 August 2017. The aim of the workshop was to share practical information on implementing Waqf. The event coincided with Women’s Day and the theme of the event touched on Women in the history of Islam that established Waqfs. Fatima Al Fihri Waqf Fatima Al-Fihri was the founder of – Al-Qarawiyyin – the oldest known University in the World where scholars were granted degrees after completing their studies. A patron of education and culture, her legacy continues to enrich unfolding generations and enlighten minds. Fatima Al Fihri Waqf Video Awqaf SA and the Light upon light Women’s Foundation conducted a Waqf Workshop at the Islamia Auditorium on the 9 August 2017. The aim of the workshop was to share practical information on implementing Waqf. The event coincided with Women’s Day and the theme of the event touched on Women in the history of Islam that established Waqfs.   Fatima Tayob an Awqaf SA Ambassador focussed on “Roles of Woman in Waqf”. Fatima shared a famous hadith narrated by Prophet (S.A.W), “When some one dies, they leave behind three things: – Recurring charity, which is Waqf; – Beneficial knowledge which has been passed on; and – Pious offspring.”   Princess Zubaida Waqf Zubaidah bint Ja`far ibn Mansur was the best known of the Abbasid princesses. She was also the wife of Caliph Harun al-Rashid. She is particularly remembered for the series of ...

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Grade 7 Learners of Al Aqsa School contribute to “My Waqf”

PRESS RELEASE: Grade 7 Learners of Al Aqsa School contribute to “My Waqf” On Thursday, 7 August 2017, Grade 7 learners Al Aqsa School Extension 5 in Lenasia became the first to be recognised as My Waqf Donors. Each of the learners contributed around R100 into a lifelong My Waqf Account held in Awqaf SA. 27 Grade7 learners were presented with Waqf Certificates for their investments in everlasting charity. Brothers Zeinoul Abedien Cajee, Goolam Hoosen Kolia and Muhammad Ali Masango from Awqaf SA were present to award the certificates to the learners. In congratulating the learners, Br Zeinoul explained the concept to the 400 strong learners and educators of the school. “The Waqf is an Islamic permanent charitable endowment which has perpetual benefits and Thawaab. Its like planting a seed. The seed grows into a tree. The tree produces fruit. More seeds are produced. More trees are grown. The fruit can be sold. The proceeds can be used to benefit the poor and need in perpetuity. More people can benefit from the profits. Congratulations to Al Aqsa School for having set the example towards perpetual charity.” Br Ismail Mahomed, educator and promoter of the project at Al Aqsa, commended the learners for this significant achievement. Principal Shahaana Sujee emphasised the uniqueness of the concept and encouraged all the learners of all schools in Lenasia to follow this example.   The Awqaf SA “My Waqf” project is a national campaign to get young people to understand the concept of waqf / ...

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Judge Raymond and Suleman Bux Reunion

Suleman Bux, now residing in Port Shepstone, recalls the very day he helped a young man and his family during tough times in the 1970s. WAY back in 1977, little did Ixopo supermarket owner Suleman Bux realise that a desperate young student he helped would eventually go on to become the second most powerful legal personality in the country. That ‘youth’ is now Judge Raymond Zondo, Deputy Chief Justice. Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng coaxed the heart-warming and inspirational tale out of Judge Zondo when he was being interviewed by a panel for the Deputy Chief Justice job earlier this year. The video clip is bound to bring a tear to your eye, as it did for Judge Zondo while he was remembering the generosity of a ‘Mr Moosa’ whom he thought had since died. However, he was desperate to follow his dream and study law.So he went to see ‘Mr Moosa’ who listened with compassion and agreed to provide groceries to Judge Zondo’s mother and siblings while he was doing his degree. There was no contract, nothing signed… the ‘deal’ based on pure trust.When he graduated three years later, Judge Zondo went back to ‘Mr Moosa’ to arrange to repay him. This is where it gets tearful. ‘Mr Moosa’ (Bux) said that he did not want any repayment: “No, don’t worry, just do to others what I have done for you.” “I thought that was very important and, in my own small way, I have tried to do that,” said ...

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Children of Islam Fasting Certificate

Give a Fasting Child a Certificate! Awqaf SA has developed a programme for young children under the banner of “Children of Islam.” As part of this programme various Children’s’ activities are run in-conjunction with other organizations to celebrate our youth and inculcate within them the values of Islam under the theme “Love, Learn & Live Islam”. One of these projects, “The Fasting Children of Islam Certificates” is geared towards rewarding and encouraging young Muslim children who have completed the full or part fast during the month of Ramadaan. Mickaeel Collier, Deputy CEO of Awqaf SA says that “the Certificates are a recognition of our children’s commitment and dedication to Ramadaan and the consciousness and eagerness that display in fulfilling this act of worship. Through these types of programmes, we pray that our children will become flagbearers and leaders of society in the future, Insha’Allah.  We have designed two certificates:  1.            for kids that have fasted the entire month and 2.            for those who could only manage to fast a few days of the month.  In a hadith the Prophet (SAW) said: “There are seven categories of people who are under the shade of Allah on the Day when there is no shade except His Shade…” one of these categories is “…a youth who has been raised in the worship of Allah.”  As parents the greatest gift that we can give to our children is to instil within them the love for Islam. These certificates are therefore a recognition of their ...

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Eid Gifts 1438

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 ...

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