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Water for a 5000 strong Community

Another borehole project was completed. This is the 4th borehole undertaken by Awqaf SA and implemented with the assistance of Crescent of Hope and SANZAF. “We hope that the 5000 strong community  of Mankweng will benefit immensely from their new freshwater borehole. We like to see the smiles and joy on the faces of these school learners who will be benefitting from the project. Our boreholes are done predominantly in school premises so that the school and community can benefit.” said Br Zeinoul Abedien Cajee, Awqaf SA CEO. The project was donated as a waqf by a sister who wishes to remain anonymous. Anyone else interested in donating towards a borehole which costs around R45000 – R50000 should contact Awqaf SA on info@awqafsa.org.za  

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Greening Masajid & Spring Preparation

The key to peace lies close to the earth – Masanobu Fukuoka “Green”  Community Development Initiative at  Masjid Al-Rahman,  Riverlea, 29 August 2015 Tree planting at masjid Al-Rahman in Riverlea, Joburg – volunteers are welcome The Prophet Muhammad SAW said: “If a Muslim plants a tree or sows seeds, and then a bird, or a person or an animal eats from it, it is regarded as a charitable gift (sadaqah) for him.” (Bukhari) Nicholas Luqmaan McLean with Awqaf SA is initiating a tree planting project in the hope of transforming a barren-looking masjid with so much potential in Riverlea, Johannesburg into a thriving green community centre. We intend on bringing together people who can contribute their input, time or other resources in a way that adds value to the community and the masjid property. In this event we will be exploring and discussing a vision of the property as well as planting 50 fruit, nut and indigenous trees, and plants to beautify and enhance life around this masjid. With a lot of open land and a dedicated Imam looking after it, this project may be the beginning of creating working models of sustainability in an Islamic waqf context. Current and future activities at Masjid Al-Rahman: • Food farming, and practical training of sustainable farming • Qurbani activies • Spiritually inclined activites and workshops • Preparing, distributing or sharing of wholesome food grown at the masjid Where? Masjid Al-Rahman, Colorado Drive, Riverlea, Johannesburg. When? 29 August 2015, 8:30am till after Zuhr ...

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