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Background

Central Islamic Trust was established in 1958. It is ranked amongst the oldest organisations serving the Muslim community in South Africa.
 
Main Objectives
Services are provided to the Muslim Ummah in South Africa in inter alia, the following areas:

   1. Maqaabir (burial arrangements)
   2. Madrasah ta'leem (Islamic Education)
   3. Welfare for the poor and needy
   4. Da'wah
   5. Bursary facilitation
   6. Welfare Workshop

Projects & Activities
   1. Maqaabir - Central Islamic Trust is the custodian of the following three cemeteries: Newclare, Westpark and Kroomvlei. No monetary assistance is sought from any city council. Services and maintenance is provided by the Central Islamic Trust and Fordsburg Muslim Youth Organisation.

   2. Madrasah - The Madrasah is run at Fordsburg Primary School with seven permanent Asaatizah (teachers). About 180 children of both sexes attend the Madrasah. 95% of these children are underprivileged. Administration and Educational needs are met by the contributions from the community.

   3. Welfare - Approximately 500 hampers are distributed to the poor each month. The main areas receiving Welfare assistance through CIT are: Fordsburg, Mayfair, Mayfair West, Bosmont, Riverlea, West Rand Coloured Township, Newclare, Lenasia, Daxina, Eldorado Park, Bella Vista and Kliptown. Relief assistance is also rendered as and when the need arises. Two fulltime welfare workers have been employed to ensure a streamlined and efficient service. Clothing is also distributed among the poor and needy.

   4. Da'wah - Da'wah work is carried out all over the country. If anyone requires Da'wah assistance and support, do contact the CIT offices. Islamic literature is also distributed free of charge.

   5. Busaries - Bursaries are given to needy students over the past 25 years. Approximately 125 students are assisted with bursaries annually.

   6. Workshop - Job creation workshops are regularly provided for the poor and destitute. The aim is to make people self sufficient or at least give them a sense of independence and develop their esteem.

   7. Halaal - CIT is among the founder members of the South African National Halaal Authority (SANHA) and also have membership on the Council of 'Ulama.

    Contact Details:
    Physical Address: 53 Bree Street,
    Fordsburg, Johannesburg 2092

    Postal Address: PO Box 6936, Johanesburg 2000

    Tel: +27 (0)11 833 2137
    Fax: +27 (0)11 833 1705
 

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