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Masjidul Jumuah making strides in uplifting youth

It may have been another icy cold day in the Mother City on Sunday, but the sounds of the Quran inside Masjidul Jumuah in Westridge created a warm and inviting atmosphere, as hundreds of residents gathered for the Ahlan Wa Sahlan outreach. The Ramadan spiritual programme, the third for the[…]

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Rainy weather no dampener for AWS

Despite the storm that engulfed the Cape over the past weekend, the Ahlan Wa Sahlan food distribution project at Rahmaniyah Masjid in Steenberg still got underway with the Steenberg, Lavender hill and surrounding areas participating in the event that takes place every Sunday, at various locations, around the Cape. Every Sunday[…]

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AWS returns for 17th Ramadan

As Muslims increase their devotion and prayer during Ramadan, so too are we encouraged to ‘break bread’ with the less fortunate and to augment charitable efforts. It is with this in mind that VOC continues its annual Ramadan outreach project – Ahlan Wasahlan (AWS). The community social project, now in[…]

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Successful Ramadaan for IRSA

With the holy month of Ramadaan coming to a conclusion, Islamic Relief South Africa (IRSA) is in the final stages of wrapping up its various Ramadan outreach initiatives. The organisation has been especially active in aid and relief distribution throughout the past month, assisting the more destitute members of the[…]

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16th Ahlan Wa Sahlan a success

Coordinators of VOC’s flagship Ahlan Wa Sahlan (AWS) Ramadaan outreach programme have hailed the success of the campaign’s 16th edition, after the project came to conclusion this past weekend. Organisers estimate that some 3000 Muslims were fed over the three week campaign. Each year community members come out in their[…]

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Ruyterwacht comes alive at final AWS

VOC’s flagship Ramadan outreach project ended on a high note at Masjidul Ameer in Ruyterwacht on Sunday, with hundreds of community members streaming in, mostly children. The 16th Ahlan Wa Sahlan programme was an opportunity for VOC to engage with the local community for an afternoon of soothing Quranic recitation[…]

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Youth roll up their sleeves for Ramadan

With immense social pressures facing Muslim youth today, some youngsters in Cape Town are hoping to steer the negative perceptions of youth by making a small difference in their communities in Ramadan. Through the financial support of family, friends, businesses and the local neighbourhood, these groups of youth are striving[…]

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MJC increases community outreach in Ramadan

The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) has arranged a number of Ramadan outreach programs this weekend, in a bid to reconnect with the community during the sacred month of giving. MJC secretary-general Maulana Abdul Khaliq Allie said the first project they have lined up is a visit to the Porterville Prison[…]

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Support final AWS on Sunday

After a phenomenal turnout over the past three Sundays, VOC rounds up its annual Ramadan Ahlan Wa Sahlan (AWS) outreach programme at Masjid Al Markaz in Kalksteenfontein on Sunday 20th July. AWS programme had its largest attendance of 700 people at last week’s outreach at Masjid ul Nasriellah in Belhar.[…]

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