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Mandela embraces the Qurbani

There were scenes of joy at Mvezo, the mountainous birthplace of Nelson Mandela and the court of the area’s chiefs, when 10 cows were slaughtered as part of the Islamic Eid ul-Adha festival. The festival remembers Abraham’s sacrifice when his son was replaced by a ram. Called Qurbani, the meat[…]

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Awqaf Qurbani goes to the Royal House of Mandela

Awqaf South Africa, in partnership with Turkish NGO Diyanet Vakfi, will be performing Qurbani in six neighbouring states, thirteen underprivileged communities across Southern Africa and at Mvezo, the Royal House of Mandela in Mthatha. Qurbani, an annual devotional sacrifice of livestock whose meat is distributed to the poor, symbolises an[…]

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Shafiq Morton pens new book on Tuan Guru

The life of Tuan Guru, one of the South African Muslim community’s most iconic figures, has been re-visited in a  fascinating new book. “From the Spice Islands to Cape Town:  The Life and Times of Tuan Guru”, is written by VOC presenter and journalist Shafiq Morton and brings to fruition[…]

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R100 000 donated to charities to assist hajj pilgrims

Two South African charities received a boost when R100 000 was donated to them to assist needy pilgrims traveling for the annual Hajj Pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia. The proceeds of the coffee table book, #Hajj2016 #AbramjeeOnHajj, published by social activist, Yusuf Abramjee, were presented to Awqaf SA and Crescent Lifestyle[…]

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Awqaf SA joins international forum

The National Awqaf Foundation of South Africa has become a founding member of the newly established Awqaf International Organisation (AIO). The announcement was made during the opening ceremony of the third Global Islamic Economy Summit (GIES 2016) held last week at the Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai. CEO and Founder of[…]

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Awqaf SA CEO Ranked 149 on Islamica 500

AWQAF SA FOUNDER AND CEO, ZEINOUL ABEDIEN CAJEE WAS RANKED 149 ON THE ISLAMICA 500 2016. Published annually, the ISLAMICA 500 is a business guide providing hard-to-find biographical details for 500 of the world’s most prominent and influential personalities in the Islamic world and economy. The 2017 edition of the[…]

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Awqaf to host Qurbani with emerging communities

With Eid al-Adha around the corner, many Muslims are preparing for Qurbani preparations. Yet there are still quite a few people that are not fortunate enough to be part of the sacrificing ritual. In a bid to ensure that all less fortunate communities will benefit on the day, Awqaf SA[…]

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Historic Community Waqf Fund launched

A historic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between Awqaf SA and the Kwanobuhle Muslim Community Trust (KMC) regarding the creation of a Masjid and Community Waqf Fund. The agreement was signed at a special signing ceremony during the 7th House of Ummah Stakeholders meeting held at Islamia College, Cape[…]

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