The South African National Zakáh Fund (SANZAF) is a faith-based, socio-welfare and educational organisation that strives to facilitate the empowerment of needy families through the efficient collection and effective distribution of Zakáh, an Islamic Religious obligation for all Muslims who meet the necessary criteria of wealth.
The organisation recently appointed Mr. Aslam Mxolisi Tawana as the new Chairperson of the Kimberley Regional Office. Tawana replaced Mr. Moshin Mookrey in this role and is supported by seven newly appointed additional office bearers. SANZAF’s representative indicated that Zakáh is not regarded foremost as a charitable contribution but rather as a tax, or obligation alms from the rich Muslims to poor Muslims.
This is done in a proactive and cost effective way through projects, with dignity, sincerity and a shared responsibility all in the service of the Muslim community and for the pleasure of Allah. SANZAF is looking to meet the challenge posed by increasing poverty by broadening their reach into the destitute community through a series of programmes and projects. Through their Bursary Fund they seek to develop more young fresh minded matriculates who wish to study at tertiary level but are in dire financial need.
Through their Hamper Programme SANZAF reaches out by providing basic food aid to the elderly and the weak, and, by means of their Social Education, Empowerment Development project, they are supporting a creche attended by Muslim and NonMuslim children in Galeshewe. Through its Development Project SANZAF is also supporting knowledge acquisition and skills training by children from families living in extreme poverty as a means to supporting them to break out of poverty and attain economic prosperity. SANZAF is committed to the economic, educational, spiritual and social upliftment of the underpriviledged.
For more information please feel free to contact them via Mr. Aslam Mxolisi Tawana: Chairperson: 082 454 5848, or, Mr. Mehmood Assim: Administrator: 061 739 5848