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Charity group Awqaf South Africa launches the Ahmed Timol Endowment Fund

Awqaf SA press release: FOLLOWING the judgement in the North Gauteng High Court, which ruled Thursday that anti-apartheid activist, Ahmed Timol, was murdered while in detention at John Vorster Square 46 years ago, Awqaf South Africa have announced a R100, 000 endowment fund in his name. Timol, 29, was arrested in Johannesburg in October 1971 – and after five days of torture in detention – died after being pushed from the 10th floor of the police station. Officers at the time said he took his own life. A 1972 inquest ruled Timol’s death was suicide. The landmark case has renewed memories of apartheid-era police brutality uncovered by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in 1998. It has also given hope to families who lost loved ones in circumstances similar to the Timol family. In announcing the launch of the Awqaf South Africa Ahmed Timol Endowment Fund, Awqaf SA Chairman, Haroon Kalla, said it ...

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5th Southern African Waqf Training 2017

27 – 29 October 2017/ 1439 /  Durban, South Africa Participant Feedback Venue: Coastlands Umhlanga Convention Centre Address: 329 Umhlanga Rocks Dr, Umhlanga Ridge, Umhlanga Rocks, 4000   Click here to view the latest programme. Day 1-3 Presentations, Waqf presentation videos  – click here   Jumuah recordings Moulana Taha Karaan – click here Moulana Abdul Khaliq Allie – click here Gala Dinner Audio ADV. Ab Mahomed – click here Photo Highlights   Day 1 & Day 2 – click here Day 3 – click here Presentations Mufti Zubair Bhayat – click here Dr. Osman Babiker – click here Shauket Fakie – click here Dr. Hisham Daftedar –  click here Dr. Shamsiah Abdul Karim – click here Zeinoul Cajee – click here Adv. Mahomed Vahed –  click here Hoosain Agjee – click here Shiraz Gany – click here Mohsien Hassiem – click here Dr. Osman Babiker Ahmed – click here Dr. Hisham Dafterdar – click here Dr. Elgoni – click here Ali Masango – click here Prof. ...

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Community borehole project

The aim of the Community Water project was to provide water to communities in remote parts of South Africa. A series of boreholes was installed and this was made possible with the generous sponsorship by the Ahmed Mohamed Baghlaf Waqf. The project was facilitated by Awqaf SA and Awqaf & Minors Affairs Foundation and coordinated by A.S Kader from Crescent of Hope, South Africa Water project at Lindani school. School based in Sabie, Simile location is no fee school. In the past the school had to adjourned early due to water shortages, this has impacted the school negatively. Since the borehole was installed the school has experienced no water shortages. Sizane Islamic Centre The centre is situated in Sizane, Nelspruit in the Mpumalanga province and serves a community of 60 to 70 families. A borehole was installed on the site and the water will be used for the Madressa pupils, ...

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K Way Maths Institute / Awqaf SA Maths Intervention Ladysmith

K Way Maths Institute and Awqaf SA conducted a Maths Intervention for 500 learners at the Ezhakeni Community Hall, Ladysmith, KZN from the 22 – 23 August 2017. This was a much needed intervention as learners were producing less than 30% in their Mathematics examinations. The aim of this exercise was to train 500 learners from previously disadvantaged areas in Mathematics in preparation for the 2017 Preliminary Examinations. The learners were transported by their respective schools to the Ezhakeni Community Hall which was a central point. All arrangements for venue and seating were arranged effectively by Mr Sujaad and Mrs Zohra from the Awqaf SA Ladysmith branch. Mohammed Khota from the K Way Maths Institute added that “It was a humbling experience to meet learners and educators from the Ezakheni District in KZN. Educators and learners face major challenges in Mathematics in terms of content and understanding.” Awqaf SA will continue to assist and uplift these ...

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Waqf: Its basic operational structure

Murat Çizakça studies waqfs evolution and economic contribution, one of the foremost institutional contributions of Muslims to humanity. by Prof. Dr Murat Çizakça[1] The waqf, its basic operational structure, development and contribution As its name suggests, this article deals with the modus operandi, evolution and economic contribution of waqfs, one of the foremost institutional contributions of Muslims to humanity. It is hoped that after reading this article, Muslims will be inspired to modernise and then re-apply this institution in their own countries. In Islam, accumulation of wealth and its redistribution are closely related. Once wealth is accumulated, Muslims are ordained to redistribute their wealth voluntarily. Income redistribution by resorting to taxation is not the preferred method; instead, helping the poor voluntarily, primarily through the waqfs, is definitively preferred (Cizakca, 2011). Charitable or philanthropic foundations are known in the Islamic world as waqf or habs. For westerners, not familiar with Islamic ...

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