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Mathematics Intervention Programme creates excitement in KZN

AWQAF SA, in collaboration with Al-Falaah College, Albaraka Bank, Printworx, the KZN Education Department and KWay, embarked on successful matric Maths intervention programmes during August at the Al-Falaah College in Springfield, Durban, and at the Ladysmith Civic Centre.    About The programme was specially targeted at underperforming learners who required a boost to enable a pass at the end of the year.  Learners who obtained 30% to 40% in the June examinations were sent invitations by KZN Education to attend intensive two day workshops.  The workshops were presented by coach and mentor, Mr Muhammad Khota, of the Gauteng-based KWay Maths Institute. Grade 12 learners and educators from over 55 Department of Basic Education schools, and four Association of Muslim Schools, attended the workshops. Learners from around KZN travelled from as far afield as 60 kms to get to Al-Falaah College and Ladysmith.    Mohammed Zaffar Ahmed, one of the facilitators, said that they had experienced an encouraging response, with more than 250 learners attending each day.  Format “Classes commenced at 08:30 and ended at 14:45, with the learners enjoying a good lunch.  Learners and educators requested more of these classes to be held, as they found them not only beneficial but user-friendly. The learners were enthralled by the short-cut methods shown by the coach to complete intricate examples that had previously flummoxed them.   “Judging from the many positive responses of teachers and learners who attended, our Maths intervention was hailed a success,” he said.  According to Coach Muhammad Khota of KWay, the ...

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Mandela Day – 67 minutes for Peace Initiative

Awqaf SA joined the 67 minutes for Peace Initiative by the Cape Argus. Young people from accross Cape Town gathered at San Souci Girls High School to share messages of how they can bring about peace in their communities. These inspirational young people have been supported by the groundbreaking work undertaken by community peace builder and academic Professor Brian Williams. The leaners will form part of the Peace Ambassadors programme and have produced 67 essays on how they view their communities and how to bring about peace within them. Awqaf SA deputy CEO, Mickaeel Collier addressed the gathering and shared some personal experiences of visiting war torn countries and the destructive effect violence has on communities. He further encouraged the young learners to become active participants in the process of social change and encouraged the gathering to #SharetheCare. #MandelaDay #Madiba #youthdevelopment #peace Media Press Clippings Cape Argus Front page article Radio Radio Islam presenter: Annisa Essack conducted a post-event interview about the Mandela Day program and she focussed on the Peace Ambassador Program during her interview. Here is the podcast of the interview: click here Radio Islam interview: Peace Ambassador Program Photo highlights High School learner presenting her Peace essayHigh School learner presenting her Peace essay Cape Argus Editor: Aziz HartleyAwqaf SA Deputy CEO: Mickaeel CollierFaseegah Rossie presenting her Peace essayHigh School learner presenting his Peace essay

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Fasting Certificate 1440

Give a Fasting child a certificate The Prophet (S.A.W) said: “There are seven categories of people who are under the shade of Allah on the Day when there is no shade except Allah’s Shade…” one of these catergories is”…. a youth who has been raised in the worship of Allah.”(Saheeh al-Bukhari Vol1 p356) About“The Fasting Children of Islam 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.“LOVE, LEARN & LIVE ISLAM” Children of Islam Fasting Certificate Download now!

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Youth Tarbiyyah

The Futuwwa Youth Tarbiyyah Programme for High School students seeks to allow young Muslims to build a holistic Muslim identity, understand the richness of the Islamic tradition and the beauty of their faith. It seeks to equip youth, intellectually and spiritually, to navigate today’s complex world. About Futuwwa Futuwwa is a Quranic term that is particularly hard to translate into English. Normally translated as chivalry, it describes a nobility and strength of character that all Muslims should strive for. It is a composite of virtues such as generosity, altruism, modesty, trustworthiness, loyalty, mercifulness, knowledge, humility, and piety. It is also described as the practice of higher moral and ethical values and fearless regard for the truth. They were young men who had believed in their Lord, and we increased them in guidance. And we strengthened their hearts when they rose up and declared: Our Lord is the Lord of the heavens and Earth; we will not call upon any god beside Him, or when we had spoken an outrage. (Surah Al Kahf: verse 14) Programme structure Presented by: Sr Tazkiyyah Amra 10 sessions during 2019 Schedule: 2 Saturdays per month 2:00pm – 3:30pm Session 1: 16 February 2019 Session 2: 2 March 2019 Ages: 13 to 17 Venue: Awqaf SA Centre (112 Barry Hertzog Avenue, Greenside, JHB) Course fee: R500 for the year (10 sessions) Topics include: • Unpacking the three founts – Iman, Islam & Ihsaan. • Reading the Quran: How to go about reading the Quran with tafsir ...

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The Beginning of Guidance:

“Imam Ghazali’s, Beginning of Guidance (Bidayat al-Hidaya) is a highly motivational manual detailing the fundamentals of acquiring guidance through God-consciousness (taqwa).” COURSE FEE: R350 ( ☕ Includes prints & refreshments) The book is divided into three sections that focus on the following: • Obedience • refraining from disobedience and • the etiquette of companionship with the Creator and creation. It is one of Imam Ghazali’s final works and includes inspiration, heart-touching counsel and a needed exploration of spirituality. Join us for a weekly gathering as we read and reflect on the teachings of Imam Al Ghazali.Presented by: Sr Zaheera Cajee WHO SHOULD ATTEND: ALL SISTERS WELCOME! COURSE DATES:6 X Sessions (Every Saturday)Time: 10:30am – 12:00pmCommencing: 13 April 2019 PAYMENT: The Course fee should be paid to: Awqaf SA, FNB ISLAMIC FINANCE AC: 62052040145,BC: 250655RE: Cell /Name/Ref: TBOG 2019 BY EFT OR BANK DEPOSIT. Proof of payment may be emailed to info@awqafsa.org.za or WhatsApped to 0847860711 FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact ☎️ 078 0999 499 / https://awqafsa.org.za/the-beginning-of-guidance/ RegistrationLoading…

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