Mosque receives R400 000 for upgrade

The George Mosque is being revamped after receiving a donation of R400 000.

GEORGE NEWS - The George Masjid in Lavalia is being revamped thanks to a donation of R400 000 from the Masjid Waqf Fund, a fund administrated by the SA National Zakah Fund (Sanzaf).
George Masjid Chairman Suleman Abdool Mansoor says the mosque will receive a total revamp and will also be enlarged. The revamp includes the improvement of the ladies section, ablution facilities and the sound system. New carpets will also be laid.
"We are very grateful for Sanzaf as this money goes a long way in providing for the George community," says Mansoor.
According to Nurene Jassiem, of the Sanzaf communications department, the last disbursement of such a nature was made three years ago. "The Masjid Waqf Fund is specifically aimed at assisting mosques and is largely funded through contributions to Sanzaf's Operation Qurbani Campaign. Similar initiatives are being planned across the country, subject to the growth of our Waqf Fund through the public's generous donations."
Operation Qurbani is one of Sanzaf’s biggest national projects annually, which aims to meaningfully support the most under-resourced areas in Southern Africa. Qurbani is an annual sacrifice of a sheep made by Muslims. They may choose to buy a sheep through Sanzaf and for every sheep bought, R10 is allocated to the Masjid Waqf Fund.
According to Jassiem, two-thirds of the meat is donated to charity.
"We wish to thank all our contributors for their loyal support as well as our beneficiaries whose heartfelt duas (prayers) help Sanzaf to continue serving those in need," said Nurene.
For more information on Sanzaf projects and programmes, follow them on Twitter @SANZAFSA or their Facebook page.
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