GLOBAL ISSUES With Sis.Zaheera / Bro.Yaseen And Shaikh Shafayat

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GLOBAL ISSUES With Sis.Zaheera Bham Ismail / Bro.Yaseen Theba And Shaikh Shafayat

Shaikh Shafayat was born, in Trinidad, West Indies, where he attended College etc.. Due to his multi-faith and cultural upbringing, he was awarded a scholarship to become a Christian Minister. In 1975 he went to India to study Islam and became the first student from the Caribbean and North America to have enrolled in Darul Uloom Deoband, which is the largest and oldest Islamic Institute in India. In addition to graduating as a Qaari and Islamic Scholar, he also did a course in Journalism and established the Al Hikmat Muslim Magazine, plus he produced many television and radio programs in Trinidad and Florida USA. In 1983 he founded the National Muslim Sports League of Trinidad and Tobago, which established the Islamic Home for Children. He is the Founder/Principal of Darul Uloom Institute in Pembroke Pines Florida and the first Muslim to become President of the Interfaith Council of South Florida in the year 2002. He organized and conducted many Christian / Muslim / Jewish Dialogues in Churches, Synagogues and Islamic Centers in the U.S.A.. Shaikh Shafayat was the first Muslim to represent Islam at a Florida State Faith Summit, held at the Capitol Building with Gov. Jeb Bush in the year 2000. He is a recipient of the Silver Medallion Award from NCCJ (a national interfaith organization) and a recipient of the Peacemaker Award from St. Thomas University in Miami. For many years he lectured on Islam and terrorism to Pembroke Pines Police of South Florida and other Law Enforcement Officers. He lectures throughout the U.S.A. and worldwide on Islam, Interfaith Issues and Cultural Diversity. #ISLAM #QURAN #ISLAMICREMINDER

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MASA Members attend Corporate Governance for Islamic NPO’s

Corporate Governance for Islamic NPO’s Webinar

The aim of this session, is to share corporate governance best practices for Islamic NPO’s.
This Webinar was jointly hosted by:
Awqaf SA (National Awqaf SA Foundation of South Africa)
AMAL (Association of Muslim Accountants and Lawyers)
Sanzaf (South African National Zakat Fund)
UUCSA (United Ulama Council of South Africa)

Lead Presenter:
Suleman Badat

CA (SA) Past Member of the King IV Committee on Corporate Governance
Faizel Suleman CA (SA) representing AMAL

[LISTEN] CAF Giving Index Reveals SA Muslims Among Biggest Givers in the World

Photo: Muslim Association of South Africa

Photo: Muslim Association of South Africa

Faizel Patel – 12/05/2020  –  (Twitter: @FaizelPatel143)

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees 2020 Islamic Philanthropy Report has revealed that South Africa has been one of the biggest risers in the CAF World Giving Index 2019 along with Malaysia, Iraq and the UAE when it comes to the trends in faith-based giving.

The UNHCR released the report at the beginning of the blessed month of Ramadan.

The refugee Agency says that according to the CAF World Giving Index, South Africa ranks 6th in terms of the biggest risers over the past 10 years, among other countries such as Malaysia and the UAE.

Speaking to Radio Islam, the UNHCR’s Amina Rai says South Africa’s and other African countries cultures and spirit of Ubuntu can be linked to people who are likely to help a stranger in need.

Rai says this speaks volumes about people’s compassion and sincerity.

“Yes, I think there is a direct line. You know this spirit of Ubuntu that described as expression of compassion reciprocity, dignity and humanity that focuses on the fact that ‘I am because we are’ really binds together humanity across borders, across culture, religion and ethnicities. I think it’s the spirit of the countries giving compassion across the region.”

Rai says there is clear evidence that faith drives donations in the world’s most charitable countries with South Africa being one of the countries being very high in their generosity and charitable deeds.

“What is says is that especially particularly with regards to the Muslim community, it really showcases that during months like Ramadan which is the holy month of self-reflection and understanding but also of recognizing those less fortunate around you. Faith provides a conduit for us to be able to ensure that we protect vulnerable communities.”

Rai also touched on the Refugee Zakat Fund, which helped the UNHCR support more than one million people in eight countries including Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon and Egypt, Rohingya refugees, Malayan refugees in Mauritania and internally displaced people in Yemen and Iraq.

Listen to the interview with Amina Rai.