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Human Rights Cycle Tour

2020 Human Rights Cycle Tour – Cape Town

About The Al Kaaf Human Rights Centre in Cape Town hosted the media launch of Human Rights Cycle Tour which aims to memorialise the heroic struggles of the past. Cycling is a centuries-long mode of transport, an excellent form of exercise and, above all, a symbol of freedom through movement. Its symbolism is significantly enhanced by the rich history of the struggle for human rights in South Africa. The HRCT route is a ± 75km event and traverses major human rights memorials and landmarks, including the Cape Town Parade, the Castle of Good Hope, site of the Battle of Blaauwberg, site of the battle of Lisbeek, to the site of the Trojan Horse massacre in Athlone where blood was shed in the quest for justice, equality, and dignity for all. Course Route information: Distance & Route: ± 75km Passing major human rights memorials and landmarks Minimum age of entrants: 13yrs Prizes awarded: 1st, 2nd & 3rd place Entry Fee – R295 (non PPA), R275 (PPA) Online entries via Racetec: https://online.entries.co.za/entries/findperson.aspx?pa=se&eid=4659 JELLYBEAN JUNIOR RACE There will also be a junior race Below is the Junior Jelly Bean Race information: PS: Distance & entry fee is age-dependent Date: 21 March 2020Entries open on 25 October 2019Venue: to be confirmedDistance: (1km- 3.5km)Kids aged 3-12 yearsOnline Entry Fee: R100- R150 (incl. an adult)Prize: All kids are winners- complete the track and you will be rewarded!Must have: Helmet & own wheels Media Launch Photos Click here https://client.myphotocorner.co.za/humanrightscycletourlaunch/a/humanrightscycletourlaunch/

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AWQAF SA Inaugural mini cricket festival

AWQAF SA Inaugural mini cricket festival was held on the 14 September 2019 at the Lenasia Cricket Stadium. The AWQAF SA mini-cricket festival hosted by Big Bom Lenasia Cricket Club (BBLCC) was an overwhelming success and marked a great start to the clubs 25th Anniversary. The festival co-ordinator Mr. MF Mahomed was full of praise for the clubs and schools who participated in this event. We had over 240 learners from different schools and surrounding areas of Lenasia and over 60 managers and coaches present. The event also accommodated for team of young girls who played against the boy’s team – this was an inspiration to all involved. The AWQAF SA mini-cricket festival hosted by Big Bom Lenasia Cricket Club (BBLCC) was an overwhelming success and marked a great start to the clubs 25th Anniversary. The festival co-ordinator, Mr. MF Mahomed praised the clubs and schools who participated in this event. We had over 240 learners from different schools and surrounding areas of Lenasia and over 60 managers and coaches present. The event also accommodated for a team of young girls who played against the boy’s team – this was an inspiration to all involved. Each player had the opportunity to play in 3 games each, where equal opportunity and “on the go” coaching was provided for each player. The BBLCC coaches, together with the respective educators identified the talented players and encouraged them to join BBLCC in their respective age groups to enhance their natural ability. Awqaf SA’s General ...

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Operation Mercy

Operation Mercy (Arham) is a united platform and campaign designed to acclaim and publicize the extraordinary character of the Final and Noble Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ).   With the world of hate, Islamophobia and fake news, and our obligation to spread the message of Peace, Justice, Love,  Compassion, Mercy,  and Service,  it has become our duty to highlight  our love for our beloved Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ)  during the month of his birth, as a celebration of his divine character as a mercy to all Creation.  How can you get involved?We, therefore, invite you, your family and organization or company to be part of this campaign and in the spirit of the beautiful character of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ): Endorse/ Support/ Participate.   Simple acts of kindness, smiling, greeting, inviting a neighbor, neighbourhood clean-ups, fixing a playground or painting a classroom or hospital ward, feeding the hungry, visiting the sick and elderly, helping an orphan, giving gifts and discounts, competitions, contests,  seerah programmes, Dawah programmes, Jalsahs,  fixing latrines, environmental or animal care,  Outreach programmes… or do any random act of kindness…  mobilise volunteers also to undertake similar charitable projects… limitless opportunities Ways to get involved: Plant a tree, donate your old toys to an orphanage, visit the aged and paint a classroom or hospitad ward. So whether you are in the small town of Kuruman or the big city of Johannesburg,  no matter how small or big your musallah /  masjid/ madressah / organisation / institution … ALL WELCOME to participate in ...

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Imam Haron Commemorative Youth Rugby Tournament

Awqaf SA Youth Rugby Festival 2019

Awqaf SA in association with Primrose Rugby Club and the Imam Haron Foundation presents the Imam Haron Commemorative Youth Rugby Festival 27 – 29 September 2019 | Primrose Sports Field Loch Road, Kenilworth AboutIn an extension of our community social cohesion projects, we have partnered with Primrose Rugby Club and the Imam Haron Foundation presents the Imam Haron Commemorative Youth Rugby Festival. This Festival is significant as it marks the 50th commemoration of the death in detention of Imam Abdullah Haron at the hands of the apartheid regime. Imam Haron was not only a political activist who gave his life in advocating social justice but he was also an avid sportsman that played a significant role in non-racial sport. Event flyer The ethos of the 3 day Commemorative Rugby Festival aims to promote social cohesion and is designed to give the young players a sense of Rugby heritage and to instill within them the values of social justice using sport as a vehicle. Rugby player The following age groups will be playing in the tournament: Age Groups a. U7 b. U8 c. U9 d. U10 e. U11 f. U12 g. U13 h. U14 i. U15 J. U16 K. U19 AddressImam Haron Commemorative Youth Rugby FestivalVenue: Primrose Sports Field, Loch Road, Kenilworth PartnersAwqaf SACape ArgusImam Haron FoundationMuslim ViewsPrimrose Rugby Club Awqaf SA’s Imam Haron Commemorative Youth Rugby Festival gets a mention in the Cape Argus, 26 September 2019. ContactAhmed Albertus 079 0716 378Fahmi Galant 084 4681 339Hasanain 079 507 1196Awqaf SA ...

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Mandela embraces the Qurbani

THERE were scenes of joy at Mvezo, the mountainous birthplace of Nelson Mandela and the court of the area’s chiefs Wednesday 14 August 2019, when 10 cows were slaughtered as part of the Islamic Eid ul-Adha festival. The festival remembers Abraham’s sacrifice when his son was replaced by a ram. Called Qurbani, the meat is distributed to poor. Hundreds from the Mvezo community queued up to be given the sacrificial meat under the watchful eye of Inkosi (Chief) Zwelivelile Mandla Mandela.  Content hosted by iono.fm Tasneem Adams filed this report on the Chief Mandla Mandela tour of Mvezo Royal House of Mandela. The cows were donated to the local community of Mvezo, a rural district 40 kms south of Mthatha, by the NGO Awqaf South Africa and the Turkish Diyanet Vakfi as part of their # SharetheCare Qurbani programme.  Speaking to tribal elders, guests and community members, Mandela said that the Transkei had a precious resource – its land – and massive potential. There were 3.2 million cows, 6 million sheep and 7 million goats in the region, and local farmers needed to be empowered in animal husbandry. “An ox, for example, is bought for R2, 000 by a white farmer, fattened for 60 days and then resold for R17, 000. We need to break this cycle. We need to educate our farmers to benefit directly from their own resources,” he said. Mandela also said that aloes, which grew on the hillsides, were an untapped natural resource. Environmentally sustainable methods ...

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