AwqafSA in partnership with the Boland Islamic Council Waqf hosted their first session of Waqf training on Saturday 9th May 2015. The event was hosted in Kromboom Road and presenters included Awqaf SA members, Mikaeel Collier, Madina Institute’s Dr Salie Abrahams, Former Awqaf SA CEO Raaghieb Najaar and CA Zeinoul Abedien Cajee.
The workshop was aimed at training and creating a group of knowledgable individuals on waqf and its principles. This initiative is to encourage members of the public to not only be ambassadors for the partnership but also apply this training to the social upliftment of communities.
Many shuyookh and respected ulema, some even coming from Saldanha and the Boland, were in attendance and all of them echoed the importance of waqf.
“This is a fanastic eye-opener into the true essence of waqf that can be applied in all spheres of life, thereby influencing the actual waqf of life and thinking of an individual,” said Maulana Mogammad Rifaat Carolus from Hopefiled Masjied in Malmesbury.
Some of the students from the Madina Institute who were part of the training, said they were happy it was a day course that one could get certified for as well. Mohamed Lwande Makwethu, a Muslim revert, said that he enjoyed how simplistic the course was and that it aided in his understanding of Islam.
The training is free and is open to all members of the community who may be interested. For detailed information about future training sessions, visit their Facebook page : www.facebook.com/awqafsouthafrica or website http://www.awqafsa.org.za/ VOC (Zahrah Isaacs)