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