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My Waqf Strikers 2018

Awqaf SA Youth Ambassadors took part in a Soccer 6’s Challenge hosted by the Al Ikhlaas Academia Islamic Library and Spice Mecca. This is a source of much needed funds for the Al Iklhaas Academia Library. It is the second year that this tournament has taken place, Awqaf SA’s soccer team is made of  youth ambassadors and the team has been aptly coined “My Waqf Strikers” This year the Tournament attracted 12 teams comprising of community organisations, local businesses and various media houses. This Tournament is an excellent opportunity to build social cohesion in our community through the platform of soccer. Awqaf SA’s My Waqf Strikers played well and went as far as the semi finals. Team Islamia and Team Spar went through to the finals, where Team Islamia was the ultimate victor.   Photo highlights

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Awqaf SA Leadership Workshop Cape Town 2018

Awqaf SA in association with the Southern Suburbs Imaamat Council conducted a Leadership Workshop on the 13 October 2018 / 4 Saffar 1440 in Cape Town. AbuBakr Shabudien and Yasmine Jacobs  from Ilabs conducted an intensive Leadership Workshop. Participants who were in attendance were Imams and community leaders from the Southern Suburbs, Boland Islamic Council and Township Masjids. The following modules were covered : Crucial leadership skills Effective communication Levels of listening Solving community issues & challenges. Shanaaz Ebrahim from Project Media had participants undivided attention with her interactive and fun presentation. Her presentation “Media for Social Impact” focused on effective social media and was well received. She focused on the following modules: Impact Storytelling Social Media & Digital Marketing Media ethics & best practice Media engagement How to handle TV & Radio interviews Photo highlights Photo highlights

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DaruShifa Fundraising Dinner

Darushifa is an Awqaf SA project that started approximately 4 years ago in 2014. It is a community based organisation serving all of humanity through an Islamic ethos. Darushifa is a registered NPO (191/357) whose mission is to care for the elderly with love and dignity so that the final years of their lives are peaceful, happy and full of good memories. Background information There was an increasing growth of elderly ladies in the community who were widowed and who are living alone and finding themselves in financial difficulty and not being able to maintain the homes that they were living in on their own. This project started in Lenasia as there was a need to help the elderly who have become our forgotten generation. Services rendered at Elders Care Facility  The service started with home-based care, where trained caregivers assisted elderly patients to recuperate from ill health or to cope with daily living needs. Many times, the family is under strain due to the tough economic climate that we live in and cannot be at home during the day, thus leaving the elderly person alone; or is not trained to assist the elderly family member who is in need of more specialised care. DaruShifa also advises on home modifications to support the mobility of the elderly. Counselling for family members and caregivers is available. Debriefing is essential to maintain a healthy emotional and psychological state of being when dealing with a frail and ill loved one. In-order to bring ...

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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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International Quraan Recital Awards 2018

The annual International Quraan Recital Awards (IQRA) took place from 20- 23 September 2018 at Masjid Manaarul Hudaa, Manenberg, Cape Town. Organised by the South African Quraan Union, South African National Zakah Fund, Awqaf SA, and Madrasah Tarteelul Quraan, in conjunction with Masjid Manaarul Hudaa, the event is an attempt to honour the efforts of teachers and students involved with propagating the Quraan and its principles in South Africa. The occasion is also used as a platform to train upcoming local reciters for international competitions and to maintain high standards of recitation. Preceded by various preliminary programs throughout the country, the four day event was a culmination of months of hard work and preparation on the part of the participants. Contestants in the male section were divided into four age categories whilst the female division comprised a junior and senior section. The best performing reciters were as follows: Female Junior category: Roushan Moses, Cape Town Ruqayyah Francis, Cape Town Jauhara Moruledi, Gauteng Female Senior category: Ayesha Bassadien, Cape Town Saabirah Lawrence Jacobs, Cape Town Samihah Pargas, Gauteng Under 15 year category: Raees Hoosen, Cape Town Shurahbeel Alli, Pietermaritzburg Hassan Hansa, Pietermaritzburg Under 18 year category: Masood Patel, Durban Abdul Aziz Meyer, Cape Town Uzayr Eshak, Pietermaritzberg Under 23 year category: Muhammad Abdul Aziz, Pietermaritzburg Ra-eez Nackerdien, Strand M. Zain Hendricks, Cape Town 24 years and over: M. Erefaan Samuels, Cape Town M. Nur Manan, Cape Town Muhammad Amana, Malawi In the special feature, known as the “Champ of Champs category”, ...

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