MASA & SA Home Loans Foundation Uplift The Spirits of Those Hardest Hit By The Coronavirus Pandemic

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The Muslim Association of South Africa in conjunction with the SA Home Loans Foundation & the Gauteng Department of Social Development delivered much needed food hampers to the impoverished community living in the Marathon Informal Settlement near Germiston on Saturday.

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 lockdown, the Muslim Association of South Africa with its volunteers have delivered thousands of food parcels to informal settlements, frail care centers and orphanages while necessary PPE equipment is still being delivered to various hospitals in and around Gauteng.

Marathon Informal Settlement’s Community Leader Johannes, expressed his sincere appreciation upon receiving the food hampers after working tirelessly with coordinators to ensure a smooth and regulated delivery.

“We received the food and we are happy, but we still need so much more, maybe after a couple of weeks again you know, because hunger is hunger and starvation is starvation.”

The Muslim Association of South Africa’s Chairman Yaseen Theba says the need for food is absolutely dire.

“People are anxious, lining up for food, from our last assessment in the area the demand for food has grown significantly.”

Theba took the opportunity to thank the SA Home Loans Foundation for sponsoring the food hampers for the distribution in the Marathon Informal Settlement.

“Without their valuable support, we wouldn’t have been able to contribute as much as we did in this area today.”

“We are all aware of the unprecedented challenges and hardship that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused, and we have all been called to work together as a nation to overcome the threat posed by this pandemic, says Pam Nene; Senior Manager: Transformation at SA Home Loans.

“We know that the need is far greater than any one organisation, that is why, the SA Home Loans Foundation has pledged support to MASA, who are distributing much needed food relief to  communities impacted by the pandemic,” she adds.

In the midst of the current Coronavirus crisis we are experiencing, when the most vulnerable lack access to a basic need such as food, the Muslim Association of South Africa will continue bringing relief during these tumultuous times.

Help is provided based on need, with the goal of saving human lives, soothing human suffering and maintaining human dignity.

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Letter of Appreciation : Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Academic Hospital

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Monday 11 May 2020: Members from Muslim Association of South Africa and Darul Ihsan, undertook a joint effort to arrange and distribute a large number of hampers in various areas of Durban and KZN. This is the beginning of an intensive distribution drive which will span over the next few weeks, insha Allah.

Darul Ihsan takes this opportunity to thank the dedicated members from MUSLIM ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AFRICA for arranging two truck loads of grocery hampers for distribution to the poor and indigent of KZN province. May Allah reward them abundantly for their generous support and assistance.

We take this opportunity to express our gratitude to our generous donors. May Allah reward you abundantly in both worlds.

We humbly appeal for ongoing contribution, both in cash and kind, as the predicament of the poor will continue way beyond lockdown. Please donate generously. We humbly request duas for the ongoing efforts. Jazakallah khair fid darayain.

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

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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. 


Report : South African Council of Churches

Muslim Association of South Africa- Covid 19 Relief

On the 18th April, The South African Council of Churches received a response from Provincial Government that the Muslim Association of South Africa- Covid 19 Relief would assist with food parcels according to their request. On Monday, 20th April 2020 600 food parcels were delivered at the Apostolic Faith Mission of SA, Naledi Assembly in Soweto.

Report on Relief- Gauteng Council of Churches