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Honouring Islam’s greatest women

Celebrate Women’s Day by honouring Islam’s greatest women Fatima al-Fihri founded the first known university more than 1000 years ago, the University of al-Qarawiyyin in Fez, MoroccoPrincess Zubaida ordered and sponsored a series of wells, reservoirs, and artificial pools to provide water for Muslim pilgrimsSaartjie van de Kaap, the daughter of a freed slave, became the first women to make a waqf for the first masjid in Cape TownThe women of Damascus have been crucial in supporting waqfs as teachers, leaders, and contributors. The University of Al Quaraouiyine Now it’s your turn to honour these women and follow in their footsteps by supporting our network of local waqfs. Pledge your support today. Donate Now! FNB Account Name: AWQAF SA Account Number: 62052040145 Branch code: 254005 Ref: Cell number/Waqf

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Historic Community Waqf Fund Initiated

A historic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)  was signed  between Awqaf SA and the Kwanobuhle Muslim Community Trust  (KMC) regarding the creation of a Masjid/Community  Based  Community Waqf Fund. The agreement was signed at a special signing ceremony during the 7th House of Ummah Stakeholders meeting held at Islamia College, Cape Town. The Community Waqf Fund initiated by AWQAF SA is  designed to empower  local and emerging Muslim Communitiies, particularly  in poor communities living in “townships”. According Awqaf SA Deputy CEO, Br Mickaeel Collier  who presided the signing together with KMC  trustee, Br Thandile Kona, “South Africa has a diverse range of Muslim communities  in terms of income distribution – those that are living on the fringes of poverty and those that have been blessed with abundance.  There are those that are self-sufficient, self-reliant, and resilient  while there are others that are dependent on  their wages supplemented by generous donors.  And herein lies the problem.” The Waqf system is designed to ensure that poverty is eradicated so that the poor are empowered and become self sufficient and self reliant too. However, because the Prophetic & Divine waqf system is  hardly articulated and is largely absent from our educational institutions, nobody has heard or learnt about it from authentic sources. This scenario imposes a duty on the community to ensure that knowledge about the waqf system is transmitted, internalized, and acted upon in droves by the larger Muslim community as a form redistribution of wealth – the very noble objective envisioned by ...

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Channel Islam International (CII) Radio declared a waqf.

Awqaf SA salutes Channel Islam International (CII) for transforming into a waqf. We are proud of this decision and we pledge our support to CII for taking this extraordinary decision for a South African private company to be effectively converted to an NGO. This conversion means that the shareholders have relinquished their shareholdings from private capital to public capital that belongs to Allah. Alhamdulillah. This an an excellent example to other businesses be they sole proprietors, companies, or partnerships. Giving by way of waqf is the way to go for the future development of the Ummah. This has been demonstrated throughout our glorious history. A revival of the lost legacy of the waqf system is a calling of our time. We are reminded of the verse in sura Al e Imran: “None of you will attain righteousness  until you give of what you love” This is the verse that led many Sahaba (RA). To give of their best properties as Waqf. Once again, Awqaf SA is proud of you and welcomes you to the Awqaf  family. We wish you all the success in your ventures. On behalf of our Mutawallees, Management, Donors, Volunteers, Ambassadors.

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Sanzaf Conference: Zakaat and Waqf

Awqaf SA attended a Conference on Zakaat and Waqf hosted by Sanzaf in Pretoria over two. The event attracted delegates from around South Africa and speakers who came from the far corners of the globe to to present their papers and case studies. Conference highlights Professor Irfan Beik (Indonesia) boasts an extensive CV as is considered as a Finance expert, he also hosts a talk show on Smart FM. Professor Beik presented the “Core Principles for Effective Zakaat Supervision” and he raised the following valid points during his presentation:  The quality of Zakaat Management is determined by good Zakaat Governance Global co operation w.r.t Zakaat is required to strengthen Zakaah Zakaah Management is handled by the Government in Islamic countries like Pakistan and in Saudi In the case of minority Muslim country, Zakaat institutions should comply with prevailing local regulation and the legal Islamic Council. We need to change the perception in the ummah, so Zakaat can make the desired impact. Productive based Zakaat distribution is imperative to ensure the effectiveness of Zakaat. The Allocation to distribution ratio has to be measured to evaluate if the Zakaat Distribution officer is effective. An index has been created by Prof. Irfan and his wife to measure the impact of Zakaat on poverty alleviation. A strong IT infrastructure is required to ensure an effective report retrievals system. A Shariah audit is required for all Zakaat organizations.   Event Photos On Awqaf, Zakah and Micro Finance as tools for empowerment #awqafsa #sanzafconference Posted by ...

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Awqaf SA in Indonesia

Alhamdulillah Awqaf SA had a productive Round table discussion on establishing International core Principles for Waqf. It was motivating to see that Awqaf SA through the dedication and commitment of our ambassadors at all levels has built a sound Waqf Institution in South Africa that is respected internationally. Under the leadership of our Chair of Mutawallees and Chief Executive Officer, both past and present with the support of our partner organisations, Awqaf SA is a global leader in the Waqf Islamic Social Finance Sector. Let us reaffirm our commitment to Allah’s deen and duty towards the proliferation of Waqf for sustainable community development Insha’Allah. Mickaeel Collier – Surabaya, Indonesia

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