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UICT Logo On behalf of UICT I wish to express my congratulations and best wishes on this commemorative event to staff and Board of Trustess:  May you continue with your noble endeavours of advancing the cause of Islam.  Ameen. Best regards


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Invitation to “Care of Elders & Frail Forum”

Are you concerned about the Plight & Needs of our Elderly and Frail in our communities? PUBLIC INVITATION: Awqaf SA & the DarusShifa Project Committee cordially invites you to attend the CARE OF ELDERS & FRAIL FORUM WITH Guest Speaker: Dr Kemal Aydin from Turkey. (Specialist Gerontologist/Geriatrician i.e. of the Aged)/ President of the World Aging Council ) Dr Kemal Aydin will provide insights into the plight of and care facilities & treatment for the aged and infirm. Programme includes inputs from Hospice SA/ Awqaf SA/ Islamic Medical Association/DSD / DarusShifa/ Religious leaders/ Nisaa Institiute / Counsellors / Q&A Session/ Date: Sunday, 8 February 2015 Time: 9.30am for 10.00am – 12.30Pm Venue: Pentarosa Primary School, Turquoise Street, Lenasia Extension 5 (Gauteng) Cost: Free but Pre Registration essential : Register online at or SMS Aziza on 0836367861 Register early. Limited seating: All Welcome: NGOs, Public, Business, Institutions, Community Organisations, Community ...

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Top Gerontologist to Visit SA

Dr Kemal Aydin (Specialist Gerontologist/ Geriatrician and President of the World Aging Council) who hails from Turkey will be visiting South Africa as a guest of the National Awqaf Foundation of South Africa (AWQAF SA) during 6 -15 February 2015. He will be giving talks, conducting workshops, and also presenting at various fora in Erasmia/ Pretoria, Lenasia/Johannesburg, Durban, and Cape Town. Concerns have been raised by several members of the community about the plight and needs of our elderly, frail, and terminally ill, especially in previously disadvantaged communities. For example Lenasia and surrounds with a population of an estimated over 250000 does not have adequate facilities to take care of the various needs of these vulnerable and marginalised elders / frail who are often subject to abuse by their families, or are often destitute and no one to care for them. “The purpose of Dr Aydins visit is to provide ...

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Islamic Economy Award 2014

“Islamic Economy Awards” to be Announced

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre in partnership with Thomson Reuters are pleased to invite you to attend the Islamic Economy Award Ceremony which will be held at the Ritz Carlton, DIFC in Dubai on January 14th, 2015. The Islamic Economy Award was launched in 2013 under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and directed by HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council. Now in its second year, the annual award recognises innovative world-class business initiatives and ideas that have contributed to the social and economic welfare of the Muslim population. The Award honours individuals and companies in the following categories: • Money and Finance • Media • Waqf and Endowments • Islamic Economy Knowledge ...

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DarushShifa Frail Care & Elders Homes Mooted

دار الشفاء Dar al Shifa  (pronounced DarushShifa)  means an abode of care and healing. Due to the dire need in Communities for specialised institutions, such as for the frail and elderly,  Awqaf SA has embarked on the development of facilities and the provision of care services to the frail and elderly. These will be branded as Dar al Shifa and overseen by Awqaf SA in cooperation with an Operating Association and a dedicated team of volunteers on the ground. It is anticipated that the project will be materialised with the support of local and international donors and other Care Partners.  Vital is the group of volunteers on the ground (via the Operating Association) who will ensure that each project is well managed and the respective clients / patients/ residents  will be cared for in the best physical and emotional/ spiritual environment – an environment where they feel at home and ...

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