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THE AL-GHAZALI FESTIVAL

“Baitul Hikmah presents THE AL-GHAZALI FESTIVAL – a unique conference and workshop focusing on one of Islam’s Greatest Scholars Imam Al-Ghazali. About Shaykh Hamza Yusuf explains “that Islamic Education is understood as both Tarbiyya wa Talim – character building and teaching , moral and intellectual development which naturally lead to spiritual development.” If knowledge is just information learned and not a state of being, it is just so many words. What we want most for our children and ourselves is good character. The Prophet Muhammad, Peace be upon him, said, “I was sent only to perfect good character.” But how is this achieved? Not by simply learning about the vices and virtues but through a systematic curriculum which not only clarifies deeper meanings but provides effective activities and practices which help make the virtues become second nature. Imam al-Ghazali’s Revival of Religious Sciences, now adapted for the young, meets this need. Regarded in the Muslim world, over the centuries, as the greatest compendium of Islamic spirituality and ethical behavior for everyday life, the Ihya Ulum UdDeen lays down practical teachings and explains how the outer aspects of Islam can, through their inner spiritually transformative meanings, change every situation into one that strengthens the innate human nobility of character. Speakers International Scholars Sr Gray Henry, Professor Mustafa Abu Sway, Sh Shariff Al Banna and Sh Hamza Maqbul will navigate his works and teachings and share their insights. Aisha Gray-Henry Aisha Gray-Henry is the founder and director of the charitable foundation and ...

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Apartheid Story Submission – submit your story

What is Apartheid? Apartheid was a system of institutionalised racial segregation and discrimination that existed in South Africa from 1948 until the early 1990s. The system was based on white supremacy and the repression of the black majority (Africans, coloureds and Asian South Africans) for the benefit of the politically and economically dominant Afrikaner minority and other whites. Apartheid legislation itself was repealed in 1991,and a non-racial government was established following national elections in 1994. Apartheid Story Submission Send us your stories about life in Apartheid times. Relate an incident or the general feeling of living in the oppressive regime. Include the following: Name & Surname of storyteller Area lived in at the time Attach pictures & videos if available Max 1000 words Submit your stories to [email protected] Submission period: 16 April 2018 – 16 June 2018 Follow us on the following social media platforms for updates: Instagram @awqafsa Facebook /awqafsasouthafrica Enquiries Fatima Kazee Tel: +27 72 400 4200 Email: [email protected] Visit: www.awqafsa.org.za for more information Flyer      

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Basic Arabic Calligraphy Johannesburg

About the course A 7 week Basic Arabic Calligraphy in the Thuluth script hosted by Awqafsa and Rafique Cajee. The NUQTA is a rhomboid dot denoting the sound of the letter, but more importantly it’s use as a measure for the size and scale of the letters. We began with the “Alif” and ended with lines and lines of Alif on several A3 sheets… Insha Allah we look forward to the next few weeks of more letters….the Baa….the Waw….and so on to the written word. Saturday 17 February 2018….from 10 to12. It is always exciting and inspiring starting another basic Arabic calligraphy course. Course format We will start the course by viewing a short video introduction to the Thuluth script, compiled by Omar Uddin (an online teacher). We will take participants through the materials that will be required to carry out Calligraphy: the pens (pilot parallel pen) and paper for practice and other alternative material Dates: Time: 10am – 12pm Registration https://goo.gl/forms/fCW8vKWhcZKJsiqC3 Loading…

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Arabic Language Course

About the Course The course is based on an immersive methodology using the textbook Al-Arabiyah Bayna Yaddayk. Students will focus on three skills: speaking, writing and reading with an intention to understand the vocabulary of the Quran. This course is intended for beginners who can read Quranic Arabic with very little or no understanding. The course is taught by a native Arabic teacher using a predominantly immersive approach. A love for the Arabic language and a desire to join more than 400 million people across the globe who speak it, is what drew a diverse group to the 17 February Saturday class at the Awqaf SA Arabic Language Course in Greenside, Johannesburg. Drawing on an immersive methodology, the teacher, Mouhhssin Bourqqadi immediately put the students to work with introductory conversations. Basic grammar rules, writing and pronunciation were also tackled. “It’s a different sound, almost like a snore… ‘خ’, now say ‘خر’…” Arabic has entire words made up of sounds, very unfamiliar to the mouth. It is a unique language in which the grammar and morphology function very differently to others. And most noticeably, it is  written from left to right. There is a heartfelt appreciation in decoding the swirling text and discovering the lyrical beauty in the words.   Registration You may choose either Module 1 ,Module 3 or Module 4 Course Structure This is a 3 Level Module-based course beginning with Level 1 in 2018. Each level consists of 8 Modules (6 lessons each). Event Details – Module 1 Intro ...

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Kidz Popsicle Art Workshop

Attend this fun filled Kidz Art Workshop facilitated by renowed Calligrapher Rafique Cajee. Learn hands on Calligraphy art using popsicle sticks. Create your own masterpiece. Make Calligraphy your child’s hobby. An introductory Calligraphy workshop was conducted by Rafique Cajee, Saturday 27th Jan 2018 at the Awaqaf SA Johannesburg office: 112 Barry Hertzog Avenue, Greenside. NB> THE 12.00PM -2.00PM session is now fully booked. Next Session Bookings are now open for 2.30PM – 4.30PM.  DONT MISS OUT! . Workshop Details Saturday 3 February 2018 Time: 12.00pm to 2.00pm Age: 8 to 16yrs Address Details: Venue: Awqaf SA Centre, 112 Barry Hertzog Ave, Greenside Cost: R250,00 (Two Hundred and Fifty Rand) including materials and light refreshments. (Part proceeds into the childs waqf fund) Limited Space. Book Early. Online Registration Essential for each child/ individual. Click here to Register:  https://bit.ly/2BpvC8T Enquiries: Rafique @ 0823536186 / Amina @ 0847860711 www.awqafsa.org.za

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