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Muslim Community Responds to the Call for Social Solidarity

The Muslim Community of South Africa, represented by our numerous Social Welfare, Emergency Relief, and Civil Society Organisations have heard the call of our President to assist the poor and vulnerable during the 21-day lockdown period.
We have immediately expended R1m in aid spending and in-kind resources to assist with the immediate priorities as announced by the President, and make available the human resources and implementation capacity of our community and civil society organisations to assist the Solidarity Fund to meet its primary mandate, that of providing a social safety net to the poor and vulnerable in our society during the 21-day lockdown period.

This R1 million is an immediate response to the Presidents’s call and is in the process of being expended in poor and vulnerable communities across the country. Quantification of the collective Muslim Community expenditure on the National Covid Response will be collated and released weekly.

An SA Muslim COVID-19 Response Team has been initiated. Further coordinated support mechanisms will be announced once discussions are concluded with various stakeholders.

Media Enquiries:
ASRI – Muhammad Cajee – 0846362645
Awqaf South Africa – Mickaeel Collier 082 216 4269
Caring Women’s Forum – Zaheerah Bham-Ismail 073 500 4036
Africa Muslims Agency – Hassan Choonara 083 251 9376
South African National Zakah Fund – 0861 726 923
Islamic Relief South Africa – 0800111898
Muslim Judicial Council – Moulana Abdul Khaliq Allie 083 408 1071
Jamiat Ulama South Africa – Moulana Ebrahim Bham 083 786 2859

Individuals or Organisations who would like to join this coordinated response effort may do so here: https://bit.ly/39hbGWN

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