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27 – 29 October 2017/ 1439 / Durban, South Africa
Venue: Coastlands Umhlanga Convention Centre
Address: 329 Umhlanga Rocks Dr, Umhlanga Ridge, Umhlanga Rocks, 4000
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The Divine and Prophetic institution of Waqf has been part of and ingrained in Islamic History, Shariah, Civilisation, and Culture.
The Muslim world is replete with iconic humanitarian service infrastructure ranging from Masajid, Schools, Universities, Libraries, Hospitals, Clinics, Homes for the Elderly, Orphans, and Destitute; Roads, Bridges, Cemeteries, Agricultural Farms, Nature Reserves, pavements, state and community security, water canals, … and the list goes on… whatever the community needed, the Waqf system provided. But what about the sustainability of these institutions and infrastructure?
How were the upkeep of these institutions funded? From where were staff paid ? Who paid for the scholars that searched relentlessly for answers and solutions to vexing questions in religion, science, technology, medicine, engineering, astronomy, geography, history, etc? The answer is simple: It was the waqf system – peoples generosity and a deep understanding of this unique system of Islamic solidarity. The waqf system ensured that that there were commercial waqfs that funded and subsidized the infrastructure and institutions. A completely voluntary system of Capital Giving in the way of Allah.
Awqaf SA together with its partners, the Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI) (member of the Islamic Development Bank Group, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia) are committed to strengthening the knowledge base of the communities regarding this most important pillar Islamic Finance – both economic and social.
- To provide a platform for discussion and deliberation of key waqf concepts
- To provide a deeper understanding of waqf and its implications for social cohesion, community development, poverty elimination, and empowerment
- To increase the proliferation of the waqf system in local and international communities
- To initiate and enskill staff, managers, executives, educators, and the general public into the world of waqf
- To support the establishment of local and country structures
- To provide forum for networking locally and internationally
Osman Babiker Ahmed
IDB(Islamic Development Bank Group)
Dr. Shamsiyyah Abdul Karim
Business Administration Graduate – International Islamic University (IIUM)
Mufti Zubair Bhayat
Founder of Darul Ihsan Islamic Services Center
Dr. Hisham Dafterdar
Sanzaf (South African National
IDB(Islamic Development Bank Group)
|Islamic Development Bank Group||Islamic Research and Training Institute|
Socio-Economic Research Institute
|Association Of Muslim Accountant & Lawyers|
|Association Of Muslim Schools (AMS)|
|Minara Chamber of Commerce|
|The South African Muslim Directory|
| South African
|South African National Zakah Fund|
|DHI Nureyn Islamic Foundation (Tanzania)|
|United Ulama Council of South Africa|
|Radio Al Ansaar|
Who Should Attend
The concept of waqf needs a wide range of people to help the cause of this powerful institution to grow exponentially all over and everywhere… in villages, towns, cities. in homes, businesses, schools, madressahs, universities, darul ulooms, community, youth, students, men, women , and children. The range of people required to attend is just as vast:
Educators; Ulama; Accountants, Financial, Health, Legal, Engineering, and Architectural professionals; Community and Social Activists; Leaders, Movers & Shakers of Organisations and Institutions; Mutawallees & Masjid/Madressah School/ Boards/Committee members; Businessmen/women; Bankers, Financial Advisers, Lawyers, Property Managers, Insurers, Corporate Sectors, Academics, Scholars, Government Policy Makers, Research Institutes, Government agencies, Administrative and Diplomatic Officers and Government Professionals.
Themes: Seminar, Workshop and Masterclass themes
- Waqf : Legal & Shariah aspects
- Waqf: Concept,
- History of Waqf
- Case Studies: Waqfs in SA and other countries
- Setting up a Waqf Structure
- Indepth look at the Waqfiyyah
- Taxation of Waqfs: Public and Family
- Waqf: Social Investment, Cohesion & Community Development
- Establishment of Waqf Funds vs Waqf Institution
- Waqf Models in SA: Tax consequences /
- Waqf Registration and Taxation
- Strategies for Fund mobilization / Waqf making / Advancing Waqf Proliferation
- Investment of Waqf Funds: Criteria and Models
- Constructive utilization of revenues in Developing Communities
- Waqf Accounting vs Conventional Accounting
- Other Aspects: Archiving and Record Keeping
- Strategic Directions of Waqf Development: Empowerment, Enrichment, Transformation / Share & Care
- Advancing Waqf Education/ Waqf Academy/ Schools / Madressahs
- Waqf & Zakah: Different ? Collaboration
- Country Experiences: South Africa/ Nigeria / Turkey/ Dubai
- Waqf & Takaful
- Waqf & Conventional Trusts
- Waqf & Wills
- Waqf & Community Foundations
The Programme will be a combination of interactive seminars, workshops, panel discussions, masterclass and parallel sessions. The detailed programme is under construction and will be advised accordingly on this page. Prior reading material will be provided.
Speakers and Facilitators
Local and International speakers and facilitators will present and facilitate the various themes and topics.
Letter of Endorsement
The United Ulama Council of South Africa (UUCSA) extends it compliments to Awqaf SA for hosting the 5th Southern African Waqf training workshop scheduled to take place between the 27th & 29th October 2017. One of the key objectives of the workshop is to provide a framework for social cohesion, community development, poverty elimination, and empowerment through the creation of waqf. The need for continuous promotion of waqf and interrelated training is indispensable for the long term financial sustainability of projects given the ever increasing decline in disposable income.
May Allah accept the untiring efforts of AWQAF SA.
27th September 2017
P.O. Box 257, Middelburg, 1050
Tel: +27 13 243 2423 Fax: +27 13 243 2423
Registration includes notes, stationery, lunches and teas for three days and gala dinner. (Excludes accommodation).
Local Delegates: R1250,00
Foreign Delegates: USD125
PAYMENTS MUST BE MADE TO SECURE REGISTRATION. ONLINE REGISTRATION IS COMPULSORY. LIMITED SPONSORSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE. LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE.
(Direct Deposit / EFT: AWQAF SA, NEDBANK A/C NO: 1469-053934 Branch: Business Northrand (Code 146905); Foreign country payments: SWIFT CODE: NEDSZAJJ. Ref: your cell no/ your name/WTKZN)
Delegates are requested to make own arrangements regarding accommodation. The following is an accommodation option:
BERKELEY COURT GUEST HOUSE
5 Berkeley Crescent
A halaal facility, located in an upmarket , affluent area in tranquil, peaceful surroundings is ready to welcome you or your family for a day, week or more be it for business or leisure.
10 well decorated rooms including 2 family rooms available
Std Rooms 2 people sharing – R750 per room with breakfast
(discounted for the Waqf Workshop )
Family Rooms – 2 Adults
and 2 Children – R1400.00
(031) 563 2013 Cell:082 4687 121
Speakers and invited delegates will be accommodated at Coastlands Hotel, Umhlanga, Durban. Kwa Zulu Natal.
+27(0)79 507 1196 (Hasanain)
+27(0)71 671 2606 (Sedick)
Email: [email protected]
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