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DaruShifa Elders’ care facility

Darushifa – an abode of care, love and healing About Darushifa 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 an increasing need to help the elderly who have become our forgotten generation. 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. In order to provide a proper service, we need qualified and trained individuals with accredited training. To this end at DaruShifa, we partnered with St. John’s. They trained our first caregivers, many of whom are still with us today. DaruShifa ...

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Cape Town’s Muslims Pushing Back Day Zero: Awqaf SA’s Water Conservation Project

Cape Town, situated at the foot of Africa, is the southernmost city in a water-stressed region. Graced by a Mediterranean climate of hot, dry summers and cold, wet winters, Cape Town has always been dependent on its winter rainfall to get through the dry months of October to April. Already victim to drought cycles, the Western Cape – the area surrounding Cape Town – has been hit by three years of below-average rainfall and deepening climate change, exacerbated by the El-Nino-La-Nina effect, the warming or cooling of the Pacific, which impacts on global weather systems. An example of how devastating the drought has been is indicated by average rainfall figures at Cape Town International Airport. Whilst the normal average precipitation per annum has been just over 500mm, this year saw only 120mm rain falling, and the dams reflecting only 30% of capacity at winter’s end. Coupled with political bickering by the Democratic Alliance (DA), which governs the region, and the African National Congress (ANC), which controls national government, the 6 million citizens of the Cape have been the victims. Warnings about Cape Town running out of water due to increasing demands and population densities have been circulating since the 1970s, and more recently, in 1990 and 2007, when it was finally predicted that if something was not done about increasing capacity, the city’s taps would run dry between 2012 and 2015. Running on models that Cape Town would only see its ‘Day Zero’ in 2022, the city authorities did institute ...

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Don’t miss this one before February 28th, donations to Awqaf SA are Tax deductible

Don’t miss this one before February 28th. Donations to Awqaf SA are Tax deductible. Request a Section 18 Certificate and claim back your donation. February 28 marks the end of the Tax Year. Donating to Awqaf SA is something that will always make you feel good from the inside out. You give towards the sustainable community development projects – this kind gesture means more than you could ever imagine. About Awqaf SA Awqaf SA is a registered Public Benefit Organisation in terms of section 30 of the Income Tax Act 58 of 1962 and donations to the organisation are exempt from donations tax in terms of section 56(1)(h) of the Act. Find out more about Awqaf SA – click here A donar’s certificate in terms of section 18A of the Income Tax Act can be issued by our organisation for donations received for the exclusive use by these organisations. How to make a donation and claim the tax: Decide which Awqaf SA project you wish to support. How much money will you be donating? Are you going to pay them online or hand them the cash? For secure and fast online donation via Payfast – click here Pledge form

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Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad SA Tour

South Africa caught a glimpse of a beautiful, traditional and transformative vision of Islam and were in their element when they meet one of the world’s most erudite scholars, Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad during the course of January. Shaykh Murad is considered ‘Britain’s most influential Muslim’. He delivered a talk titled “The meaning of the Black Stone” Masjidul Quds, Gatesville, Cape Town. Cape Talk Durban Talk Click here to view the Livestream video Born Timothy Winter in 1960, embracing Islam as a thoughtful teenager and pursuing sacred knowledge ever since, has led Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad to the pinnacle of academia as a Lecturer in Islamic Studies at the Faculty of Divinity, Cambridge University and Professor in Islamic Studies and Dean of the Cambridge Muslim College . Shaykh is a scholar of Islamic Theology, Tassawuf, Ottoman history, Arabic, Turkish and Persian, who studied at Cambridge, University of London, Al-Azhar and at the feet of traditional scholars in Yemen and Arabia. Amongst his notable academic works is the Cambridge Companion to Classical Islamic Theology, with Shaykh as editor. As a champion of Imam Ghazali’s Iyha Ulum al-Din and its public appreciation, Shaykh has translated two volumes into English and is producing the Traveling Lights world lecture series. Shaykh’s most significant project and service to the Ummah has been the founding of the Cambridge Muslim College, one of the Ummah’s flagship higher education institutions, equipping traditional Aalims with an understanding of the modern world through a dynamic contemporary syllabus including theology, philosophy, ...

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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. Dangor Roundup – click here   Waqf Workshop Livestream video – click here   Radio Interviews VOC FM: Shafiq Morton – Drive Time speaks to Awqaf SA CEO Zeinoul Cajee about the Waqf Workshop Durban Content hosted by iono.fm Radio Al Ansaar: Aneesa  – speaks to Awqaf SA Zeinoul Cajee about Waqf and Shaykh Shuaib Omar who is a Shariah compliant Wills expert. Click here Introduction 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,  ...

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