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Muslim Organisations in South Africa - Relief / Charity

  • Africa Muslims Agency - Africa Muslims Agency vision is to uplift the standard of life, morality and education of the most deserving and needy in the continent of Africa

  • Al Imdaad Foundation -   The Al-Imdaad Foundation is a non-profit humanitarian aid relief organisation (NGO) registered in the Republic of South Africa, dedicated to providing humanitarian services in crisis and non-crisis situations to most needy orphans, widows and destitute, irrespective of race, religion...

  • Gift of the Givers - Disaster relief, primary health care clinics, feeding schemes, water purification and waterwell provision, distribution of new blankets, new clothing and food parcels, bursaries, educational support, toy story, agricultural self help schemes, job creation, counselling services, a drug rehab, HIV/...

  • Imam Abdullah Haron Education Trust - The IAHET has been established, with the endorsement of the Haron family, to promote the late Imam Haron’s vision of empowering marginalised groups and individuals through education.

  • Islamic Relief - Islamic Relief Worldwide - South Africa is an international relief and development organisation, which aims to alleviate the suffering of the world’s poorest people. It is an independent Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) founded in the UK in 1984 by Dr Hany El Banna.

  • Muslim Hands

  • Muslim Refugees Association of South Africa - MRASA is a non profit organisation aimed at uplifting the standards of refugees, religiously, socially, morally and academically.

  • South African National Zakah Fund - National relief organisation in South Africa. Projects include: collection of Zakaah, Sadaqa, Zakaatul Fitr, publication of Islamic Diary.

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Latest Updates

Gift of the Givers biggest in Somalia

Published by Voice of the Cape on Wednesday, 14 December 2011
The South African humanitarian organisation, Gift of the Givers (GoG) remians the largest NGO operational in Mogadishu to assist in a devastating famine. This was confirmed by the Somali state president on state television three days ago, who added that next in line to provide aid are the Iranian and Turkish Red Crescent.

Most Admired NGO

Published by Gift of the Givers on Monday, 28 November 2011

Gift of the Givers recognised as the Most Admired NGO in the Ask Afrika Trust Barometer 2011 Survey.

Another accolade for Gift of the Givers

Published by Voice of the Cape on Monday, 28 November 2011
Pietermaritzburg-based humanitarian organisation, Gift of the Givers (GoG) has been presented with another accolade, this time winning the award as The Most Admired NGO in the Ask Afrika Trust Barometer 2011 Survey. In presenting the award to the NGO, Ask Afrika managing director, Sarina de Beer, said this was an "outstanding achievement" for the NGO.

IMA Annual Graduation Dinner 26 Nov.

Published by Cape Town Muslim Events on Wednesday, 16 November 2011
The Islamic Medical Association invites you to its Annual Graduation & Fundraising Dinner - Proceeds will go towards our Langa Clinic Project. Honoring newly qualified healthcare professionals and be inspired to be instruments of Allah's Will. Dr Imtiaz Sooliman (Gift of the Givers) will be our main guest speaker.

Sanzaf offers bursary

Published by Voice of the Cape on Tuesday, 15 November 2011
The South African National Zakah Fund (Sanzaf) is not just the oldest Zakah organisation in South Africa, but also aims to upgrade the quality of life of the less fortunate in the country through on-going projects and programmes, going far beyond just social welfare. According to Sanzaf administrator in Gauteng, Hoosain Essop, they are moving the NGO from a social welfare orientated organisation, to a more progressive developmental organisation.

"We are thinking further than just welfare work, and we now plan projects which are set to make those receiving the financial assistance, potential Zakaah payers once day." Essop believes it is necessary to adapt with the times and link special projects with annual initiatives. "We have our regular donors who contribute towards the Qurbaani, but we have used a portion of those funds and towards building community centres, madrassahs and masajid, thereby uplifting community over the medium to long term." Essop said everything needs to be done to take NGO's further than just providing for the basic needs of recipients.

1 African nation tour for Gift of the Givers

Published by Voice of the Cape on Friday, 4 November 2011
"15 African artists, all African. One Continent, Africa. One Nation, 1 billion Africans." That is the message from humanitarian organisation, Gift of the Givers (GoG) as it joins in presenting the One African Nation Concert on Saturday 5 November at the Johannesburg Stadium from 10am to 8pm to drive home a huge message.

"Never before in the history of our continent and our people has it become so important to stand up and to be counted. No more begging bowl, no more cap in hand, no more the indignity of outstretched hands. The dignity and honour of our people has to be protected so whether it is famine and war in Somalia or a tornado in Duduza, Africans need to respond, without waiting for their brothers to ask; that is the Ubuntu of the soul," said GoG founder, Dr Imtiaz Sooliman.

Help feed refugees for Eid

Published by Voice of the Cape on Tuesday, 1 November 2011
With Eidul Adha due to be celebrated at the weekend, the Muslim Refugees Association of South Africa (MRASA) reports that many Muslim refugees who fled here to seek a safe harbour, will have very little on their tables. To help them, the Athlone-based group has called for the community's assistance so that much needed food parcels could be provided to needy refugee families.


Published by Islam (The Way of Life) Newspaper on Thursday, 27 October 2011

In what has been labelled the worst drought in 60 years, the recent drought in the Horn of Africa has led to the emergence of a tragic humanitarian situation. The lack of rain in the region, 80 percent less than in normal situations, has led to the failure of existing agriculture which has thus resulted in severe food and water shortages.

Due to the difficulty of the crisis not being centralised to one point, the Al Imdaad Foundation intends to respond to this disaster in the manner of a three pronged approach. 

Darul Islam back from Somalia

Published by Voice of the Cape on Thursday, 27 October 2011
The Darul Islam Zakah Fund relief team returned to Cape Town on Thursday morning from drought-stricken Somalia, relating their shock at the realisation of the effects of civil war in thhe country and the suffering which the Somali people have to endure. According to Sheikh Irfaan Abrahams, head of the mission to Somalia and imam at Darul Islam masjid in Surrey Estate, volunteers were shaken by the recurrence of violence in the region.

The alim said they worked with NGO's who have already been established in the area. "We met up with Islamic Relief before we left South Africa and we then met with their counterparts in a camp in Somalia as well. We also worked with two local NGO's namely, Asanaa-bil-Khayriya and Al-Kaafi and assisted them in their camps as well."

Video: SANZAF Qurbani 2010 in Malawi & Mozambique

Published by Cape Town Muslim Events on Wednesday, 26 October 2011

South African National Zakah Fund Qurbani 2010 in Malawi & Mozambique