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Awqaf SA assists the Cape Flats Football Academy

This is a thank you letter that was received by Awqaf SA’s Deputy CEO Mickaeel Collier and we decided it publish it on our website to share the success stories of the Cape Flats Football Academy. Dear Mickaeel, This letter is a small and sincere gesture of thank you from Cape Flats Football Academy under 19 team and our management for our April 2017 tour to Qatar. With the assistance of so many companies, our City of Cape Town, our South African Embassy in Qatar, The Supreme Committee 2022 and private individuals the tour was a resounding success. The tour was also part of the players own personal development to enhance their understanding of life beyond the shores of South Africa, understanding different cultures and traditions. Awqaf SA, played a part to make this a reality, much appreciated. Over the next few months we will be doing one on one ...

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Palestine Waqf Fund

THE PALESTINE WAQF FUND or WAQF AL QUDS is a special designated and dedicated fund established by the NATIONAL AWQAF FOUNDATION OF SOUTH AFRICA (AWQAF SA). It is envisaged that the Waqf will benefit and address the needs of both present and future generations of Palestinian people. Waqf (pl Awqaf) is an Islamic Charitable Endowment created voluntarily in perpetuity by donors purely for the pleasure of Allah out of their generosity and feelings of goodwill to benefit charitable, religious, or humanitarian causes. Projects that The Palestine Waqf will fund through our partners on the ground that will benefit, inter alia, children, orphans, women, families, communities • Education • Art & Culture • Healthcare • Home furnishing • Infrastructure • Water, sanitation & electricity • Economic empowerment • The Palestine Museum, Cape Town. “ WAQF IS THE MOST ENDURING AND SUSTAINABLE OF ALL ISLAMIC CHARITIES” You make a pledge online, click ...

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Journey through the Quran Convention

The Islamic Forum in association with The Islamic Institute for Development & Research (IIDR-London) hosted its first convention for the year over the Easter weekend (14-17th April 2017). Instructed by Shaykh Hasan Al-Banna, the founding director of IIDR, the course: Journey through the Quran presented an overview of the 114 chapters of the Quran over the 4 days from 9am to 5pm. The convention which was held at Varsity College in Riverside, Durban, was attended by 120 participants from a diverse set of backgrounds with participants ranging in age from 10 to 82. The Islamic Forum has received overwhelmingly positive feedback on the convention with many participants wishing it had continued beyond the four days. Based on the success of this convention, The Islamic Forum will be hosting more events with a special focus on the Quran in the upcoming months. To be kept in the loop and noticed of ...

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Varsity Indaba – Career Guidance for School Learners

  The exciting and informative “Varsity Indaba”  held on the 27th April 2017 at the University of the Witwatersrand (WITS) campus was well attended. Awqaf SA, Muslim Students Association (MSA)  and  and Muslim Youth of SA (MYSA) co-organised this career guidance day for Grade 11 and 12 learners. Top 6 students from different schools in Johannesburg were invited to this event. The varsity indaba commenced with Shakeel Garda welcoming the students and outlining the purpose of the event. There was much excitement and anticipation from the grade 11 and 12 learners including MSA student mentors who ensured a well-run program. Sershin Naicker from the Wits campus registrar gave a clear outline to students of the requirements for each degree with the step by step process of applying to university. MSA Union president gave students further insight as to what MSA is about. Naeema Ramadan, Awqaf SA Youth Ambassador, then engaged ...

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Sheikh Mirza Yawar Baig Public Talk

Sheikh Mirza Yawar Baig delivered a public talk titled: “Role of Muslims in South Africa” This talk took place at the Minara Chamber of Commerce, Johannesburg office and this was a joint event between ASRI, Awqaf SA and the Minara Chamber of Commerce. Sheikh Mirza Yawar Baig is a prolific strategic thinker and scenario planner. He had an important message about the need for Social Cohesion when he was interviewed by Salaamedia Photo highlights Shukran to Shiraz Gany for supplying us with these event pics

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