With haj Eid-ul-Adha celebrations on Thursday, it’s all systems go for the final implementation phase of the South African National Zakah Fund’s (SANZAF) Operation Qurbani 2015 Campaign. Operation Qurbani is an annual SANZAF project, which commemorates the sacrifice of Nabi Ibrahim (AS) [Prophet Abraham] through the ritual sacrifice of Qurbani. The project aims to meaningfully support some the most under-resourced areas in South Africa and the Southern African region.
SANZAF allocates R10 of each Qurbani (locally and regionally) to the Masjid Waqf Fund. The Fund is aimed at providing assistance to masajid (mosques) who are in need of building improvements and/or renovations.
SANZAF annually sends teams to Malawi and Mozambique to help ensure that the sacrifices entrusted to SANZAF for these countries are performed accordingly and that the meat is distributed to those who need it most.
Most Operation Qurbani beneficiaries in Southern Africa live in rural areas where they depend on subsistence farming and are exposed to extended periods of drought, chronic food insecurity and where poverty often leads to hunger.
Across South Africa, SANZAF has arranged for sacrifices to take place at various locations in accordance with Shariah and the standards set out by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA). SANZAF also facilitates for individuals to witness or perform their Qurbani personally with an animal of their choice.
In the Western Cape, SANZAF will perform Qurbani at Saratoga Farm in Philippi from 24-27 September. The public is invited to view their sacrifice taking place from 08:00 until 12:00 and from 14:00 until 16:00 over this period.
SANZAF Western Cape will also have a special Dawah (Awareness) Programme at 11:00 on Sunday 27 September for 60 children from Delft South and Philippi.
For more information on SANZAF Projects and Programmes, call 0861 726 923; visit our website; follow us on Twitter @SANZAFSA or like us on Facebook.