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Grade 7 Learners of Al Aqsa School contribute to “My Waqf”

PRESS RELEASE: Grade 7 Learners of Al Aqsa School contribute to “My Waqf” On Thursday, 7 August 2017, Grade 7 learners Al Aqsa School Extension 5 in Lenasia became the first to be recognised as My Waqf Donors. Each of the learners contributed around R100 into a lifelong My Waqf Account held in Awqaf SA. 27 Grade7 learners were presented with Waqf Certificates for their investments in everlasting charity. Brothers Zeinoul Abedien Cajee, Goolam Hoosen Kolia and Muhammad Ali Masango from Awqaf SA were present to award the certificates to the learners. In congratulating the learners, Br Zeinoul explained the concept to the 400 strong learners and educators of the school. “The Waqf is an Islamic permanent charitable endowment which has perpetual benefits and Thawaab. Its like planting a seed. The seed grows into a tree. The tree produces fruit. More seeds are produced. More trees are grown. The fruit ...

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Judge Raymond and Suleman Bux Reunion

Suleman Bux, now residing in Port Shepstone, recalls the very day he helped a young man and his family during tough times in the 1970s. WAY back in 1977, little did Ixopo supermarket owner Suleman Bux realise that a desperate young student he helped would eventually go on to become the second most powerful legal personality in the country. That ‘youth’ is now Judge Raymond Zondo, Deputy Chief Justice. Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng coaxed the heart-warming and inspirational tale out of Judge Zondo when he was being interviewed by a panel for the Deputy Chief Justice job earlier this year. The video clip is bound to bring a tear to your eye, as it did for Judge Zondo while he was remembering the generosity of a ‘Mr Moosa’ whom he thought had since died. However, he was desperate to follow his dream and study law.So he went to see ‘Mr ...

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Children of Islam Fasting Certificate

Give a Fasting Child a Certificate! Awqaf SA has developed a programme for young children under the banner of “Children of Islam.” As part of this programme various Children’s’ activities are run in-conjunction with other organizations to celebrate our youth and inculcate within them the values of Islam under the theme “Love, Learn & Live Islam”. One of these projects, “The Fasting Children of Islam Certificates” is geared towards rewarding and encouraging young Muslim children who have completed the full or part fast during the month of Ramadaan. Mickaeel Collier, Deputy CEO of Awqaf SA says that “the Certificates are a recognition of our children’s commitment and dedication to Ramadaan and the consciousness and eagerness that display in fulfilling this act of worship. Through these types of programmes, we pray that our children will become flagbearers and leaders of society in the future, Insha’Allah.  We have designed two certificates:  1.            ...

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Eid Gifts 1438

Thinking of an Eid Gift? The Power of R100 to Educate future generations. As we come to the end of Ramadaan, we wonder: What Gift can I give to my child or any other child? Awqaf SA aspires to inculcate the spirit and culture of Waqf Gifting – Give a Sadaqah Jariyyah Gift to your Child!  So this Eid  open a Lifetime  “Children of Islam Waqf Account”  and start a waqf fund in the name of your child or grandchild / nephew/ niece (any age)  from as little as R100. Easy: Submit your child’s name and surname together with your proof of payment by SMS/WhatsApp (0847860010) Email:  [email protected] or Fax 0865149644 and we shall send you a Gift Waqf Certificate in your childs / children’s name/s. We need to raise 10million Rand for Education.  We need 100000 childrens gifts of a minimum R100 each. One of the greatest pleasures in the year ...

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Building sustainable charity for all – Awqaf SA says it’s looking good, but still a long way to go

By Shafiq Morton WAQF, or its plural “awqaf”, is an Islamic philanthropic instrument first developed by the Prophet Muhammad over 1,400 years ago. Whilst its principles of being self-sustaining without touching the original investment are said to date back to the Greeks and Persians, the early Muslims developed it into an institutional vehicle to uplift society. Although waqf is not specifically mentioned in the Qur’an – the primary source of Islamic legislation – the concept of wealth re-distribution is strongly emphasised. A Prophetic adage supports the idea of recurring charity, and it inspired the institution of Waqf together with the Qur’anic ethos of wealth re-distribution. The first recorded Waqf was when a Prophetic Companion, ‘Umar, bought some land in Khaybar, modern-day Saudi Arabia. The Prophet Muhammad advised him to make the property an inalienable public asset and to give its profits to charity. ’Umar did so, stipulating that the property ...

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