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13 September 2019 / 13 Muharram 1441
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Durban
03 September 2019

Latest Durban Events Calendar September 2019

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Latest News
03 September 2019

This Muharram, give an everlasting gift 🌳

With SANZAF you can gift a fruit tree to your loved ones and earn Sadaqah Jaariyah. R275 per tree, help us reach 500 trees.

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SANZAF Trees Waqf

Climate change patterns and the global financial crisis of the last decade have negatively impacted global food security. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) contends that as many as 204 million people in sub-Saharan Africa, including South Africa are undernourished.
These adverse conditions leave many ordinary South Africans struggling to meet their basic needs. Inadequate food and poor nutrition in turn leads to stunted development, illness and the inability to work.

In keeping with its mission of changing lives through development and relief, SANZAF embarks on several projects to combat food insecurity. In the Gauteng region SANZAF currently supports two community-based farms. Smallholder farmers, we believe can play an important role in fighting hunger and creating opportunities for employment in South Africa.

Smallholder and subsistence farms can increase food supply in communities, and consequently improve food security and nutrition.

This year SANZAF embarked on a new project in partnership with the Paledi Drop-in centre in Polokwane. The centre runs a community food garden that serves to create opportunities for employment as well as provide high-quality fresh produce to children who attend the Drop-in centre.

Donations to the SANZAF Tree Waqf will be used to plant orange, naartjie, mango, litchie and peach trees at the Paledi Drop-in Centre in Polokwane. Apart from forming a sustainable resource-base for community development, donations are a means of sadaqah jaariyah (perpetual charity) for the donor.

The SANZAF Tree Waqf was established in year as a sustainable resource-base to support Agriculture projects in the Gauteng region. The waqf forms a perpetual endowment, whose earnings are designated for agriculture in South Africa. The waqf system is traced back to the Prophet Muhammad (saw) who advised Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) to pledge a portion of land that he had acquired as a waqf. The land would remain intact, and could not be sold, while its fruits would be given as sadaqah (voluntary charity).

With your support, our tree waqf has grown to support four communities.

Phase 1: February 2019
200 Litchie trees were donated to the Winterveld Muslim Community based in Pretoria for their community orchard & 7 Fruit Trees (Orange,Lemon,Avocado and Peach) were donated to the Kwathema Muslim Community.

Phase 2: May 2019
500 Fruit Trees (340 Pecan nut and 160 Pomegranate) were donated to the Polokwane Muslim Welfare Foundation.

Phase 3: September 2019
Fruit and palm trees to be donated to the Paledi Drop-in Centre community garden

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Western Cape & Boland
28 August 2019

SANZAF CELEBRATES WOMENS MONTH AT LADIES TEA EVENT

Women are considered to be pioneers in whatever they do. They are of importance to a sustainable development and the virtue of life, within a family. Taking in consideration of the role that women play in our lives, SANZAF hosted a, Ladies Tea, to commemorate women, during women’s month. This event took place on Saturday, 24 August, at 105 Mabel road, Rylands, Ghousia Manzil Hall.

In this day and age, women suffer through the most horrid situations. Women are losing their value, and stance within the society, and are constant targets of ill treatment and misfortune. SANZAF took it upon themselves, to uplift and empower women from all walks of life, and to gain back their entitlement and respect, through this women’s’ event

Every year SANZAF hosts their annual Ladies Tea Event, that aims to enrich and inspire women of all ages. The event included motivational speakers, a pampering session, lunch and a special gift, that guests received at the end of the event. This year, the ladies Tea had speakers namely, Yasmina Francke, Aneesa Rylands, Mualimah Zuleikha Mbambo, Siyaam Adams and Jehaan Cloete.

‘When you uplift a woman, you uplift a nation’, Fayruz Mohamed, SANZAF National Chairperson welcomed the guests, with a few motivational words. She spoke briefly on the importance of the event and why SANZAF initiated a women’s tea, during women’s month.

Yasmina Francke, SANZAF CEO, enlightened the guests of their role as women in today’s society. She spoke exquisitely about the significance of women, globally.
Aneesa Rylands, the project coordinator of the women’s empowerment programmes, spoke on behalf of SANZAF.

Mualimah Zuleikha Mbambo, spoke about her journey as a converted Muslim. She mentioned what drove her to converting to Islam, and how Islam opened up her mindset and her outlook in life.

‘The Super Women book was designed to support, share, motivate and empower women’. Siyaam Adams and Jehaan Cloete, are the co-founders of the book, Super Women. Siyaam, outlined their book, in order to inspire and motivate, the guests.

Thereafter a pamper session was given to the guests, by the She ‘Zen team. The women received hand treatments, manicures and pedicures. After the session, a vote of thanks was given by one of VOC’s radio presenters, Ayesha Laatoe.

‘Honestly. I am glad that I bought a ticket, I will definitely be walking away feeling uplifted’, one of the guests expressed, after attending the event. Here’s to another year of empowerment and enrichment brought to women by SANZAF.

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Gauteng
27 August 2019

SANZAF Hosts Women’s Empowerment Programme

In commemorating women's month SANZAF Gauteng hosted a women's empowerment programme in Newlands.

The programme was attended by 50 women from Troimf, Westbury, Albertsville, Newlands, Whiteridge, Claremont, Kathrada Park, Corronationville, and Waterval.

The day's activities kicked off with a series of icebreakers and presentations by three inspiring women: Dr. Mihaad Seedat (Chiropractor), Farhana Ismail (Attorney) and Dr. Zafreen Valli (Physician).

The ladies then participated in a fitness demonstration as a pertinent reminder to take care of one's health and fitness. The participants regularly attend programmes held by the Newlands masjid, which aim to encourage women to pursue their dreams and become independent and self-sufficient.

The initiative forms part of a series of community development programmes held at the Newlands masjid.

With SANZAF's support, the masjid is able to host youth development programmes, a weekly tuition programme for high school learners, Islamic classes for adults, qurbani, fitrah distribution and various other events throughout the year.

SANZAF believes that empowering communities is critical in shaping a better future for all South Africans.

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Port Elizabeth
26 August 2019

PE Az Zakah 2019 Qurbani Edition

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20 August 2019

MEDIA RELEASE: SANZAF 2019 AUDITED ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENTS RELEASE ANNOUNCEMENT

The South African National Zakah Fund (SANZAF) is pleased to announce the financial results of its year ended 30 April 2019/24 Shabaan 1440.

“We are immensely appreciative of our donors, partners and volunteers whose support allowed SANZAF to forge ahead with our purposeful and structured projects and programmes aimed at providing the enablers to a better future for those battling the challenges of poverty every day”, says Shauket Fakie, SANZAF’s outgoing National Chairperson.

During the reporting period, the organisation reached its 45th year milestone, marked by an encouraging increase in the distribution and expended of total funds collected, from 98% in the previous year to 104%. With over 30.4 million South Africans living in poverty*, this increased distribution is significantly impactful, given the enormity of the task at hand.

The organisation also reported an increase in its collections for the year under review of R137 million of which R98.3 million comprised of Zakah income. Such an increase amidst tough economic conditions, is reflective of the heightened awareness of the plight of the poor and the importance of paying Zakah.

A noteworthy R24 million was disbursed with SANZAF’s Education, Empowerment and Development (SEED) Programme ranging from bursaries for tertiary education to youth development projects.

This past year, SANZAF sadly noted the passing of three stalwarts, Dr Shauket Thokan, Abdool Carrim Gani and Shaykh Yusuf da Costa. These committed members served the organisation with a clarity of purpose that continues to inform our mission and strategic objectives. Such clarity enabled the smooth transition to new leadership as Fayruz Mohamed took the reins as the National Chairperson and Yasmina Francke as the Chief Executive Officer.

“As we look to 2020 and beyond, we remain focussed on our mandate of upholding the 3rd pillar of Islam and continue in our endeavours to exercise the highest level of governance in fulfilling the amaanah entrusted to us. Our focus on operational proficiency will ensure that we continue to effectively serve the community with dignity and compassion”, says Fayruz Mohamed, the new National Chairperson.

The Summarised Annual Review of Activities and Audited Annual Financial Statements for 2019 can be viewed at https://www.sanzaf.org.za/sanzaf-announces-annual-financial-results.html

* Oxfam Inequality Report 2019

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Latest News
20 August 2019

SANZAF Announces Annual Financial Results

The South African National Zakah Fund (SANZAF) is pleased to announce the financial results of its year ended 30 April 2019/24 Shaban 1440.

During the reporting period, the organisation reached its 45th year milestone, marked by an encouraging increase in the distribution and expended of total funds collected, from 98% in the previous year to 104%.

Amidst tough economic conditions, the organisation also reported an increase in its collections for the year under review of R137 millions of which R98.3 million comprised of Zakah income.

A noteworthy R24 million was disbursed with SANZAF’s Education, Empowerment and Development (SEED) Programme ranging from bursaries for tertiary education to youth development projects.

The Summarised Annual Review of Activities and Audited Annual Financial Statements for 2018/2019 (1439/1440) can be viewed here

Audited Annual Financial Statement 2018/2019

Summarised Annual review of Activities and Audited Annual Financial Statement 2019

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Blog
25 July 2019

Nabi Ibrahim and the message of Qurbani

THE historical roots of the Qurbani, the ritual sacrifice, which heralds the Hajj and the festival of ‘Eid ul-Adha, run very deep in mankind’s history. Sacrifice has been the fabric of human worship since time immemorial.

In the earliest days, ritual sacrifice was used to placate the deities the early peoples felt resided in the world around them. Communities, looking into the skies and nature, would usually make sacrifices during the spring solstice.

It was believed that the sacrifice would ensure plentiful crops, good weather and a respite from calamities. These were superstitious practices often manipulated by unjust rulers, and their priests, to ensure that the common man was kept under control.

Some of these practices involved human sacrifice. The Egyptians, for instance, would bury pharaohs with their servants, so that their needs would be met in the afterlife. The civilizations of Mesoamerica, such as the Aztecs and the Incas, ceremonially slaughtered their subjects, and even dumped treasure in lakes to appease the gods.

In Mesopotamia there was a god for every day of the week. Ur is a Mesopotamian capital where the Prophet Ibrahim was born. Later, he moved to Harran. It was built by Nimrud, the Old Testament dictator. Harran was the centre of the moon god, Sin, and Ibrahim’s father, Azar, was an idol maker.

A significant moment is recorded when the prophet Ibrahim looks around him to find God. The Qur’an recounts this when he sees a star, and says, “Surely, this is my lord.” But when the star sets, he rejects it. The same happens with the moon and the sun, and Ibrahim declares he has no partners with Allah.

The early Muslims would have recognised the prophet Ibrahim’s philosophical dilemma. Those who became Muslim at the time of the blessed Prophet Muhammad in the 7th century would have rejected these very same gods on their road to faith.

Historically, it took the Prophet’s great ancestor, Ibrahim, to bring the revelation of monotheism to focus the human spirit on one God. The prophetic message came to lift humanity out of the morass of ignorance, superstition and oppression, which had resulted from polytheism’s tyrannical pantheon of gods. 

It was Ibrahim who smashed the idols in the Harran temple, cleverly leaving one behind. When the enraged inhabitants accosted Ibrahim, his reply was that they should ask the remaining idol, as it had witnessed the event.

Enraged, Nimrud had built a massive fire to burn Ibrahim as a punishment. This was a human sacrifice designed to strike fear into the hearts of the people.

We all know that Allah protected Ibrahim in the fire. The Qisas al-Anbiya’ says that for Ibrahim it became a cool garden. Nimrud met a sticky end when a gnat crawled up his nose into his brain, causing migraines.

Nimrud’s pain could only be lifted when a courtier struck him on the head. The courtier had to hit him harder each time for relief. He eventually killed Nimrud by splitting his skull. The gnat then flew out proclaiming “la ilaha illallah” (there is no God except Allah).

Nabi Ibrahim’s biography is detailed, and his contribution to the framework of monotheism is colossal. Without doubt, the most critical juncture of his prophethood is when he is ordered by Allah to sacrifice his son, Isma’il, near Mina.

We have to understand that this was something that would have been understood by people at a time when human sacrifice was not uncommon.

However, this is where the Qur’an is so clever. For as the knife refuses to cut Nabi Isma’il’s throat, humanity is shown mercy. We will not have to sacrifice our sons. Nabi Isma’il, the forbearing one, will be replaced by a handsome ram with large horns.

Allah shows the believers that he will test them, but more pertinently, he shows the unbelievers that His Compassion wins the day. Allah shows he is a caring God. He is not a trivial God. He is not whimsical by nature. He is not manipulated. He is a Great God. He is the Greatest God. He is the only One.

By ordaining that we sacrifice animals with compassion for His sake on the three days of Dhul Hijjah, Allah reminds us of His beloved emissary, Ibrahim.  The message is clear: Qurbani (or Udhiyyah) is a sign of Allah’s Supreme Mercy, and when we distribute the sanctified meat to the less fortunate it is a reminder of Allah’s Supreme Generosity, as those who qualify for Zakah, qualify for Qurbani meat.

For as the Prophet [saw] said:

“There is nothing dearer to Allah during the days of Udhiyyah than the sacrificing of animals. The sacrificed animal shall come on the Day of Judgment with its horns, hair, and hooves (to be weighed). The sacrifice is accepted by Allah even before the blood reaches the ground. So, my beloveds, sacrifice with an open and happy heart…”

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