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Let’s join hands campaign for Water Wells

Let’s join hands campaign By Shanaaz Hassem Jaylarnie In 2010, The Muslim Woman Magazine and AwqafSA embarked on a project to raise funds to build a well in Malawi. The project ran over a period of three months, and with the Grace and mercy of Almighty Allah, and the generosity ...

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“Awqaf & Higher Education” Conference in Malaysia

http://www.iais.org.my/e/events/upcoming-events/369-3rd-international-conference-on-islam-and-higher-education-3rd-icihe.html   3rd International Conference on Islam and Higher Education (3rd ICIHE) Sunday, 30 September 2012 08:30   Theme: The Role of Awqaf in the Development of Islamic Higher Education: the Past, the Present, and Future Prospects Dates: 30th September – 2nd October 2012 Venue: Pahang State Foundation Complex, Kuantan, ...

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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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