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Muslimaat to assist widowed, divorced women

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Whilst it is not impossible for females to be successful as single parents, predominantly women who are widowed or divorced experience a number of socio-economic struggles. It is with this in mind, that Muslimaat li Ajlil Insaaniyah or Women in Support of Humanity will be hosting a special program for widowed and divorced women of Portlands and the broader communities.

The grassroots organization focuses on individuals, such as widowed and divorced women, who do not have the support of family members.

A member of Women in Support of Humanity, Mu’alima Faatima Abrahams, explained that the organization was born out of a call by the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) to assist Palestinian females, and has since grown to new heights within South Africa.

“The goals of the programme are to build and strengthen the imaan of women, to provide an environment of support and a sense of sisterhood and to motivate and uplift the women, among other goals,” she explained.

In addition to assisting widowed and divorced females, the organization annually runs a donation drive to assist the Mustafa Wilson School in Syria. The Mustafa Wilson School was named in honour of one of the organizations member’s, who died as a result of a tragic accident, which took place on a humanitarian mission to Syria two years ago.

Women in Support of Humanity is not solely directed toward assisting females. Instead, the organization seeks to assist the community at large “in any way possible.”

On 12 March 2016, a programme was hosted by the organization in Portlands, Mitchells Plain, and attracted approximately 40 attendees.

Abrahams explained that the scheduled programmes will be interactive and will include athkaar, salaah, motivational discussions, and physical activity.

The organization requests imams to inform and motivate the women within their communities to actively join this special program Insha’Allah.

“If everyone lays a hand to assist their neighbour, then who will need assistance?”

Women in Support of Humanity will be hosting programmes on the following dates:

9 April 2016
14 May 2016
16 July 2016
13 August 2016
10 September 2016
08 October 2016
12 November 2016

For more information and to assist, contact Mualima Faatima Abrahams on 082 460 5689.


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