With the days of Hajj upon us and Eid Ul Adha just a stone throws away, many intend to make the sacrifice of Qurbani this year, but find themselves in extraordinary times living among the COVID-19 pandemic. Many are uncertain how to perform the Qurbani under the lockdown restrictions. VOC[…]
Muslim humanitarian and relief NGO’s are buckling under the pressure as calls mount for food distribution during the national lockdown. The extended lockdown has placed a huge economic burden on impoverished households in the Western Cape and breadwinners are penniless due to the lack of employment. This has resulted in[…]
Operation SA and the South African National Zakah Fund (SANZAF) have launched an emergency fund-raising drive, which has already garnered almost R2 million in pledges in just a few days. The organisations are partnering to assist in delivering essential food items to the vulnerable and destitute during the 21-day national[…]
By Shafiq Morton SANZAF CEO, Yasmina Francke, attended the 2019 World Zakat Forum Conference in Bandung, Indonesia, last month. Held on annual basis, the conference attracts Zakah institutions from around the globe, and is a critical platform in reviewing contemporary Zakah practices. This year’s event was themed “Optimizing Global Zakat Role[…]
The South African Muslim community is mourning the loss of Dr Shawkat Ali Thokan, a man considered the pioneer of the Islamic movement in South Africa. His death follows a period of illness. Dr Thokan was the driving force behind many of the national organizations in South Africa including Muslim[…]
By Ra-ees Moerat Manenberg is not an epitome of crime and gang violence, according to the residents who attend the SANZAF institution in the community. The facility, located in the heart of Manenburg, incorporates social development programmes in the form of educational classes. The eleven-year-old standing facility is home to a[…]
As the Western Cape assesses the impact of this week’s storm and firefighters struggle to control devastating blazes along the Garden Route, the South African National Zakah Fund (SANZAF) has deployed its teams to the affected areas to help ensure that immediate assistance is provided. Eight people have been confirmed[…]
As winter approaches in the Mother City, there is now a concerted effort to provide assistance to the city’s impoverished communities, especially those living on the streets. On Saturday, the South African National Zakah Fund (SANZAF) held a blanket drive at the Athlone office where it appealed to the community[…]
By Ibrahim Kangwa Chibwe The South African National Zakah Fund’s (SANZAF) International Zakah Conference began on Friday with a special emphasis on the empowerment of impoverished families. SANZAF, which always adhere to best practice in terms of governance and compliance, has attracted international speakers from across the globe. At the[…]
Practitioners, scholars and experts on Zakah and Islamic finance will gather to discuss and share their knowledge, expertise and experience at SANZAF’s International Zakah Conference from Friday 5th to Saturday 6th May. Zakah knowledge and Sharia banking has become an important and vital part of the financial systems in many[…]
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