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Egypt Islamic finance plans include boosting waqf

By Reuters Cairo The Freedom and Justice Party, the parliamentary arm of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, aims to develop the practice of waqf or religious endowments as part of its plans to expand the use of Islamic finance, a party official said. In waqf, people contribute a portion of their wealth, ...

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Cape Town to host SA Qur’aan Union Awards

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful As-Salamu `Alaykum | Peace be upon you The South African Qur’aan Union presents its 6th National Qur’aan Awards. The event will run over the period 21- 23 September 2012 at the Maitland Masjid (Coronation road, Maitland), Cape Town.  There are two ...

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A Tribute to Shaykh Yusuf of Macassar

In South Sulawesi, there are seven Religious Leader known as “Wali Pitue”, and one of them is Syekh Yusuf Al-Makassary. The first written source which reveals the life of Syekh Yusuf Makassar is the traditional book of history belongs to Makassarese-buginese, that is the so-called “Lontara”. There are three Lontara ...

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Sh Yusuf documentary in the making

  South African and  Cape Town Muslims in particular often do not realise that their history is rooted in a colourful and undiscovered legacy of famous scholars, such as Abadin Tadia Tjoessoep, more commonly known as Sheik Yusuf of Macassar. Known as the ‘Father of Islam in South Africa’, his ...

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Challenges for the new Minister of Awqaf

Mustafa Salama / July 29, 2012 / Regardless of the exact role the ministry is to play; the current role it maintains is negative and should be structurally adjusted.  The new Minister of Endowments or Awqaf has been named; Dr. Mohamed Yusri, who also heads the Committee of Rights and ...

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R100,000 Waqf for Quranic studies

  Against the backdrop of the melodious verses of the Holy Qur’an and a hall packed to capacity with around 1,300 guests, the Laudium Muslim community honoured over 250 huffath, by commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Madressah Hifzul Qur’an and the 1,400th year of the revelation of the Holy ...

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