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For you Waqf  or Sadaqah Jariyyah Get involved Today!! Make a Waqf, it will benefit Educational initiatives Awqaf SA/ ITV Pledge The Meaning of Waqf

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Invite to Networking Dinner with USA Muslim Delegation

                          To view delegate list Delegates-Profiles  

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Islamic Economy Awards 2013

A panel of eleven judges from around the world had been set up to adjudicate the award and based on their collective scores, the following companies/individuals have been shortlisted: (award Winners indicated in  Red) Sukuk Sharjah Islamic Bank Majid Al Futtaim Group STATE GOVERNMENT OF OSUN, NIGERIA   SME Development Shekra Crowdfunding American Muslim Consumer Consortium Inc. Ogilvy Noor   Islamic Microfinance Kiva Microfunds  JustGiving Middle East & Africa Akhuwat   Islamic Insurance ACR Retakaful Holdings FWU Group PT Asuransi Allianz   Islamic Funds SEDCO Capital Saturna Capital Asiya Investments   Islamic Economy Research & Education Ethica Institute of Islamic Finance TMA Worldwide LLC/Muslim Spelling Bee BeytalMal.com   Islamic Economy Compliance & Standardization Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions ISFIN   Islamic Banking CIMB Islamic Dubai Islamic Bank Al Baraka Banking Group   Halal Travel TimeZ5 Al Jawhara Group of Hotels & Apartments Irhal.com   Halal Pharmaceuticals & Cosmetics Tanamera Tropical Spa Products CHEMICAL COMPANY OF MALAYSIA BERHAD OnePure   Halal Media/Entertainment Awakening Worldwide Ltd Productive Muslim Ltd ILLUME Media   Halal Food Saffron Road Al Baik Jassar Farms (Private) Limited   Halal Fashion/Islamic Art Peter Sanders Photography Peter & Ruh Haji Noordeen   Awqaf AWQAF NEW ZEALAND Awqaf SA (National Awqaf Foundation of South Africa) Dompet Dhuafa (Indonesia)   2013 Lifetime Achievment Award Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Ali Al Madani SAEED AHMED LOOTAH Naif Al-Mutawa

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More Waqf Forums Called for by Women

The Awqaf SA Women’s Waqf Forum was one of two parallel forums held at the Masjid Abu Bakr Siddique, Erasmia, South Africa. The aim of the forum was to educate and encourage women to make waqf that is to create an overall awareness of waqf and its role amongst women. Presentations were made by Srs Mariam Rhentula and Amina Cajee  as well as international guest speaker Dr Magda I Mohsin from Malaysia.  Issues such as the essence and basics of waqf, women’s role and capacity in advancing the institution of waqf, the potential of waqf as well as an overview of AWQAF SA were addressed in the presentations. There was a vibrant and extensive discussion with questions varying from basic aspects of waqf, how to develop waqf, and the sustainability of waqf. There also appeared to be a perception that Waqf was the domain of the wealthy as it required  large capital amounts, this perception was removed through discussions of the concept of cash waqf. There was also a concern amongst the women on their marginalisation from positions in the mainstream muslim organisations which often led to  their input being ignored despite their tremendous resources, capacity and ingenuity. A panel discussion was held after lunch on the request of the sisters. The panel consisted of Dr Magda Mohsin (Malaysia), Dr Hisham Dafterdar (Kuwait), Dr Mohammed Obaidullah (Jeddah-IDB) and representatives from Awqaf SA. Dr Obaidullah provided a brief outline of Islamic Development Bank (IDB), while Dr Dafterdar highlighted that women have ...

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Masjid Waqfs and Institution Waqfs presented

At the Masjid & Institutions Waqf Forum (organised by AWQAF SA)  held at the Masjid Abu Bakr Siddique, Erasmia, South Africa,  and which was attended by several local and intrernational scholars, activists, mosque & madressah committee members, and businessmen, various presenbtations were made. Dr Hisham Dafterdar, from Qaf Holdings in Kuwait  and a former executive at IDB’s Awqaf Property Investment Fund (APIF)  gave several examples of projects cofunded by  APIF in Sharjah, Iran, Morocco, Qatar and elsewhere. Deputy Minister of Education, Enver Surty,  who hails from Rustenburg and was part of the Rustenburg Mosque Plaza  gave  the historical  background to the project and explained in detail how the community successfully raised capital  for a shopping centre that was built on Mosque Waqf property. He provided details of the healthy financial position of the Mosque through this venture and how the Mosque was now not only self sufficient but also contributed to several other community development projects in Muslim communities around Rustenburg townships.  The  shopping centre was built with a unique debenture certificate scheme where investors (drawn from the Muslim community)  and the mosque entered a partnership which was approved by Islamic Scholars & the then Jamiatul Ulama – Transvaal  ulama.  The return on the original investment is now standing at 70% pa. Other presentations were made by Br Rashid Chopdat on the Nurul Islam Plaza project, in Lenasia – another winning story, but not without challenges. Br Haroon Kalla, gave a detailed account and historical background of another pioneering project: ...

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