With increased efforts from civil society to assist drought-stricken areas across the country, the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) in conjunction with the Darul-Islam Relief Fund is embarking on its own water project, titled “The Gift of Life.” The MJC and DARF through this initiative endeavours to assist in alleviating the water shortages within various regions of the country.
MJC president Maulana Ighsaan Hendricks said the ulema has placed the issue of water shortages on their priority list.
Hendricks further noted that the VOC and the MJC enjoys a partnership that began years ago with the Gaza water project, and collectively collected almost R1 million. At the time, he called for a similar project to be conducted for South Africa.
The alim further noted that all the necessary logistical arrangements have been made.
The Gift of Life water project will begin the distribution process in the Northern Cape, which is identified as an area that has been severely affected by the drought and currently faces severe water restrictions.
Hendricks said water will be sold according to the following criteria; ten litres of water for R50 per person, R100 for twenty litres, and thirty litres of water for R150.
The MJC appeals to the community to come forth and support their fellow South Africans in their hour of need.
Standard bank: Kromboom
Account Name: Darul Islam Relief Fund
Account Number: 272142670
Br Code: 026209
For more information, please contact Shaykh Irafaan Abrahams on: 060 633 7700 or 079 517 9532. VOC