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Awqaf of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W) Book Launch Webinar

The historic first translation into English by Awqaf SA of the Awqaf of the Holy Prophet (S) and some of his Noble Sahaba, a Juristic, Historical and Documented Study By Dr ʿAbd Allah bin Muḥammad bin Saʿd al-Ḥujailī Translated by Prof Yousuf Dadoo

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Webinar: Waqf in Nigeria and the Unexplored Opportunities within the Law

About During this webinar, we intend to bring you knowledge and information about the Waqf sector in several Muslim Communities around the world.A live Question and Answer discussion will open up the session for enrichment, intervention, and enquiry.The webinar will be hosted on the Zoom platform in English.You may send your questions before the webinar to, Hasanain, email address: and will forward these to the speaker and Event Details Saturday, August 8, 2020 Time:11:00am Nigeria12:00pm South Africa13:00pm Makkah Webinar Video Proudly brought to you by:The International Islamic Institute of Waqf (IIIW)World Awqaf Forum (WAF)National Awqaf Foundation of South Africa (Awqaf SA)Awqaf Organisation of Nigeria (AWQAFON) Enquiries:Hasanain Abdullah+2779

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Awqaf SA – Share the Care Food Security Waqf

Dear Customer On this occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, our focus is directed on helping and making a difference to the lives of fellow South Africans who find themselves confronted by dire economic consequences and continuous hardship. We at FNB Islamic Banking were looking towards a solution that would secure the basic dignity of our community by providing, in perpetuity, the basic human need of a daily meal. In this regard, FNB Islamic Banking has contributed toward the establishment of the Awqaf SA – Share the Care Food Security Waqf, whereby a R100m National South African Food Security Endowment will be established through Awqaf SA. “The example of those who spend their wealth in the cause of Allah, is like the attribute of a grain of corn, which sprouts seven ears, each ear bearing a hundred grains. Allah gives manifold increase to whom He wills. Allah is Bountiful, All-Knowing” Verse 261-Surah Al Bakarah We pray that this bold initiative anchors its roots deep into our hearts and this Waqf grows into a powerful mechanism that alleviates the suffering of so many in our country. The idea of the Waqf was formalised by the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, whereby it is defined as a voluntary, permanent, irrevocable dedication made in cash or kind to the Almighty. The Waqf never gets gifted, inherited, or sold. It belongs to the Almighty and the corpus of the Waqf always remains intact. The fruits of the Waqf may be utilised for any Shari’ah-compliant ...

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Awqaf SA Ramadaan 2020

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Ramadaan Kareem, support Awqaf SA's sustainable projects including: Orphans and Elders, Cataract removals, Qur'an Distribution, Food & Tree Waqfs.

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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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