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Muslims Celebrate Heritage Day

A special Heritage Day 24 September 2014 programme was held at the Historic Site where Shaykh Yusuf of Macassar  and his entourage were exiled in the 17th century.  Key influential community leaders addressed the community on the History, legacy and identity of Muslims in South Africa. Speakers ranged from Dr. ...

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Book Launch of “Ulema, Waqf, and Ottoman State”

Awqaf during the Ottoman (osmanli) era proliferated throughout the length and breadth of the Ottoman provinces including the Balkans, the Maghreb – North Africa, Middle East, Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Istanbul became known as the “haven of Awqaf”. Selim Argun’s study of the Ulema, Waqf, and the Ottoman State ...

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Cape Town Hosts International Qur’aan Recital Award

South Africa hosts international Qur’aan challenge Excitement is mounting for the eagerly awaited International Qur’aan Recital Award (IQRA) that is due to take place from 18 to 21 September 2014 at Masjidul Baghr, in Strandfontein, Cape Town. The event is an attempt by the South African Qur’aan Union to honour ...

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AwqafInsights Newsletter 2014

The past 20 years has seen South Africa transform from an autocratic, dictatorial and apartheid state to one of the world’s most stable democracies, heavily entrenching individual and communal human rights, religious pluralism and the integration of communities. The past 2 decades have catapulted South Africa as a world leader ...

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Awqaf SA Hajj Waqf Sponsor 2 Hujjaaj

Ally and Hawa were so excited at the airport, Hawa was crying and very emotional— It was very pleasing to have been a part of that journey Alhamdullilah. These are the words of  Sr Yasmeen Teladia who saw  the couple off on Monday 25 August 2014 on their eternal dream ...

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Awqaf SA: Proud Sponsor of 1st Solar Powered Computer Lab

Solar Powered Learning is a low cost, energy efficient and sustainable solution to giving underprivileged learners in rural areas access to educational resources through technology. We are living in a world where the entry level of literacy is computer literacy. If one wants to obtain a decent living, one needs ...

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