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AWQAF SA ATTENDS INTERNATIONAL FORUM IN MALAYSIA

AWQAF SA CEO, Zeinoul Abideen Cajee, and Awqaf ambassador, Sedick Isaacs, recently attended the Seventh Annual Global Waqf Conference held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Nearly 500 delegates from around the globe attended the annual event, which is hosted in a different country each year and focuses on issues surrounding waqf. According to Cajee, this year’s conference entitled “Taking Waqf into the Future” looked at the role of technology and the function of digitalisation with regards to waqf in a changing world. This was a potential game-changer as more and more people in the post-colonial world became aware of the instrument of waqf, something that was systematically destroyed by colonialism. Awqaf ambassador, Sedick Isaacs, said the conference had proved to be interesting, with lots of hard work ahead in South Africa. Cajee said an interesting point had been raised that western universities, such as Oxford and Harvard, had been using endowments, based on the waqf model, for a long time. Oxford, he said, had learned from the Crusaders when they came back from the Muslim world in the 12th century. The irony, he said, was that many Islamic countries and communities were not using the very same endowment waqf systems that the west had introduced from the east in the key area of education. Cajee delivered an address at the conference. He focused on efficiency and governance within ISF operators and supervisors, and on organisational challenges in the developmental context. Several countries, he said, had shown an interest in the South ...

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Awqaf of the Holy Prophet and his Noble Sahabah Book

The historic first translation into English by Awqaf SA of the Awqaf of the Holy Prophet (S) and some of his Noble Sahabah, a Juristic, Historical and Documented Study By Dr ʿAbd Allah bin Muḥammad bin Saʿd al-Ḥujailī Translated by Prof Yousuf Dadoo Waqf is one of the most vital instruments for social stability and transformation, yet it is probably the least understood of all Islamic practices. This is not made easier by the fact that there are no substantial texts on waqf available in the English language…particularly such a detailed description of the Awqaf of the Prophet (S) and his Sahaba (R). For the first time, Awqaf SA presents an accessible, readable and easily understandable basic text on waqf. Emanating from Madinah, waqf rose to underpin one of the world’s greatest civilisations. In this book, we are taken step-by-step through the history and the underlying juristic aspects of waqf. Pre-order your copy now: http://bit.ly/AwqafSAW

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Head girl pledges R20, 000 waqf charity to school.

ON the eve of her final Grade 12 examinations, Head Girl of the Auckland Park Academy of Excellence (APAX), Aneesa Randeree, pledged R20, 000 in a waqf donation aimed at supporting leadership development, the under privileged and educational initiatives at her school. Speaking at a special dinner function attended by fellow learners, staff members and special guests, which marked the end of her tenure as Head Girl, Randeree made the announcement during her outgoing speech. APAX, which opened its doors in 2011, is a Muslim school situated in Johannesburg. Waqf is a divine trust instituted by the Prophet Muhammad in the 7th century. Property, ethical investments and assets – such as farmland – are put in a trust whereby the core investment or capital cannot be eroded, but its fruits have to be used for the benefit of the community. According to Sacred Law, waqf cannot be ceded or sold. Randeree’s donation was handed to AWQAF SA, an NGO that specialises in waqf, and that runs several local and national programmes – such as Maths tuition, the drilling of water wells and social cohesion events focused at uplifting South Africa’s less fortunate. AWQAF SA won international awards for its efforts in 2013-14. In her speech at the dinner function, Randeree said, “waqf is the most powerful, sacredly sustainable enduring and empowering of all Islamic voluntary charities. I’d like to give something back to my school, a tangible legacy as a token of my appreciation…I’d like to plant a seed as ...

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Muharram 1441: Give a Muharram Waqf Gift

Thinking of a Muharram (Gift). Why not give a Waqf Gift?WAQF is a Sacred Sadaqah. MUHARRAM is a Sacred Month. The Awqaf SA Muharram Gift Programme is to encourage the giving of gifts in the form of an everlasting WAQF… or Sadaqah Jaariyah… where both the giver and the receiver of the gift earn rewards from Allah forever. “WAQF is the most powerful, sacred, sustainable, enduring, and empowering of all Islamic voluntary charities. Your everlasting legacy and eternal fountain of reward. “AWQAF SA – OUR COMMUNITY SOVEREIGN FUND” How it works? Kindly provide us with the full details of each beneficiary of the gift. As this is a lifelong gift we may require further details of the donee/beneficiary.    The donor will email us a schedule of beneficiaries to info@awqafsa.org.za Awqaf SA will email the gift certificate to the donor Get involved! Give a Waqf gift of any amount to your beloved parents, children, colleagues, and friends, relatives, clients or… anyone. Receive a waqf certificate in their names. Kindly bank your contribution asap: Bank Account Details FNB Account Name: AWQAF SA Account Number: 62052040145 Branch code: 254005 Ref: Cell number/Waqf Snapscan Payments can also be made: https://pos.snapscan.io/qr/WCSC6347 Payfast payments can be made: https://www.payfast.co.za/donate/go/awqafsa Registration form Loading…

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Honouring Islam’s greatest women

Celebrate Women’s Day by honouring Islam’s greatest women Fatima al-Fihri founded the first known university more than 1000 years ago, the University of al-Qarawiyyin in Fez, MoroccoPrincess Zubaida ordered and sponsored a series of wells, reservoirs, and artificial pools to provide water for Muslim pilgrimsSaartjie van de Kaap, the daughter of a freed slave, became the first women to make a waqf for the first masjid in Cape TownThe women of Damascus have been crucial in supporting waqfs as teachers, leaders, and contributors. The University of Al Quaraouiyine Now it’s your turn to honour these women and follow in their footsteps by supporting our network of local waqfs. Pledge your support today. Donate Now! FNB Account Name: AWQAF SA Account Number: 62052040145 Branch code: 254005 Ref: Cell number/Waqf

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