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SIA Blanket drive

Published: Friday, 20 May 2016 11:06Written by SIA

To date collected: R9,400
Target: R 50,000
Shortfall: R 41,600

As salaamu alaikum

It is that time of the year again when the bite of winter has set in. Let us remember our fellow citizens who spend their nights in the open with little or no cover during these cold nights.

The SIA is intending to distribute blankets to the homeless in the greater Sandton area only this year, therefore limiting the number of blankets to 500 for this year. The cost of a blanket is estimated at R 100, requiring a total of R 50,000.

Please donate generously and deposit your funds into the following account only

Sandton Islamic Association
Standard Bank
Branch Code 018-105
Branch Sandton City
Account No 021 532 214

We will be cutting off donations once the target is achieved.

In addition, kindly take note that the distribution of blankets will take place as follows

Date        Friday, 27 May
Time        After Esha
Departure Point    Musjid Ud Duha

All volunteers to kindly submit your name and contact details to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the 13th May to facilitate logistics.

Shukran for your generosity and May Allah bless all contributors and volunteers.

Was salaam

SIA supports Operation Hydrate: Lillah only

Published: Monday, 11 January 2016 08:19Written by SIA

As salaamu alaikum

As we are aware there is a significant water shortage in some parts of the Free State and Norther Cape etc.

The SIA in conjunction with Operation Hydrate is undertaking collecting funds to provide water in these stricken areas (refer media statement below for more details).

Please deposit your funds into the SIA bank account with reference OPERATION HYDRATE.

Please donate generously as our target is two truckloads at R 128,000

Bank:                  Standard Bank
Account Name: Sandton Islamic Association
Branch Code:    018-105
Branch:              Sandton City
Account No:      021 532 214
Reference:        "Operation Hydrate"

Collection closes Friday, 16th January, please note LILLAH ONLY

May Allah reward you for your generosity

Sandton Islamic Association

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Special message for Dhul-Hijjah

Published: Friday, 11 September 2015 18:30Written by SIA

The month of Dhul-Hijjah is indeed a month of tremendous virtues and blessings. The First Ten Days of this month are especially significant and are among the most magnificent days in the Islamic calendar. Even for those not performing the pilgrimage, Hajj, the first ten days of this month are considered very sacred and a time for increased reflection, seeking Allah's forgiveness, doing good and carrying out various other forms of worship.

It is reported from Ibn Abbaas(radhiyallahu anhu) that Rasulullah    said: " There is no day wherein any good action is more beloved to Allah Ta'ala than these ten days (the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah)". The Sahaabah (radhiyallahu anhum) enquired: " Not even Jihaad in the path of Allah ? "(i.e. are actions performed in these days more beloved than even the act of Jihaad)". " Not even Jihaad in the path of Allah," replied Rasulullah   , " with the exception of that person who left with his life and wealth (in the path of Allah) and did not return with any of it (i.e. he is martyred)". (Bukhari, Tabraani)   It is also narrated from Ibn Abbaas(radhiyallanhu) that Rasulullah   said: " No days are as weighty with Allah and so liked by Him for good deeds than the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah ". Therefore in these days increasingly recite: "La ilaha illallah, Allahu Akbar, Al-Hamdu-lillah, Sub-hanallah." (Tabraani) It is also narrated from Aboo Hurayrah (radiyallahu anhu) that Rasoolullah   said, "On no days is the worship of Allah desired more than in the (first) ten days of Dhul Hijjah. The fast of each of these days is equal to the fast of a whole year, and the worship of each of these nights is equal to the worship of Laylatul Qadr." (Tirmizi, Ibne Mãjah)

How do we make the most of this season of blessings?”, “What deeds can We perform to attain His pleasure?

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