As this auspicious and most beautiful month of Ramadan starts, the Sultan Bahu Centre team extends our best wishes and duas to you and the entire ummah.
Let’s use this month of purity, to do good deeds and to purify our minds, body, soul, and heart.
May The Almighty bless us all with an abundance of happiness, good health, wellness, and protection from any harm/calamities. Ameen
Ramadan Mubarak and happy fasting!🌹
Daily Bread Distribution Drive
Feed someone today
According to the Pietermaritzburg Economic Justice & Dignity group (PMBEJD), approximately 30.4 million people in South Africa live below the old upper-bound poverty line of R1,268. The group estimates that 13.8 million people live below the food poverty line. In our attempt alleviate this struggle, our offices in Johannesburg distribute at least 100 loaves of bread everyday to the poor and needy in and around Mayfair. In line with this we also provide sandwiches to several schools not only in Johannesburg but in Durban as well.
If you would like to be part of this initiative, we urge you to make a donation towards this project. For just R100 you could provide 1 person with a loaf of bread for 10 days.
Since it's inception the Sultan Bahu Centre have encouraged, supported, and run education programmes in various forms. However one that is very close to the heart of our founder is the Hifz schools and madressas, ensuring that muslim youth are raised with islamic values, and the beautiful teachings and examples set by the prophet of Islam, Muhammad (SAW).
The Hifz schools across the country, teaching the memorisation of the quran, are a fundamental example of this.
Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “It will be said to the one who memorised the Quran/held fast on the Quran (together with practicing upon it), Recite and ascend and recite just as you would recite in the world, for your abode (in Jannah) will be the last verse you recite”
(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 2914)
School Lunch Project
For the last 3 years we have been running the school lunch project, bringing hundreds of sandwiches to primary schools in Johannesburg, as well as Durban. However as a result of the lockdown, we never had the opportunity to see or visit the children, until now. Poverty has been a prevalent issue in our country and part of our history for far too long, with some breadwinners earning less that R2000 a month, from which an entire family must survive. Unfortunately many of these households in poverty stricken areas, are riddled with alcoholism, drug abuse, domestic violence and crime. In such circumstances it leave children holding the short end of the stick, and often to school with nothing to eat.
But your donations can help change this. Make a once off donation or become a monthly donor and help us keep children fed..
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Interfaith discussion with the Gordon Institute of Business Science Youth facilitators
Future Space Solutions organised an immersive experience for the Gordon Institute of Business Science Youth facilitators. This group of facilitators will be working with a cohort of young students. The intent of this immersion session is to give the facilitators some direct experiences of the diverse communities that comprise SA and the issues young people are involved with. The Sultan Bahu Centre was asked to be part of this experience and to share some insight on Islam and our work in the community
Lebo celebrates 4 years clean
Earlier this month, the Sultan Bahu Centre celebrated Lebo’s 4 year milestone in recovery. We sat down with her and asked her about her experience and progress on her journey to maintain sobriety.
Our work began nearly 40 years ago, amongst the golden mine dumps and bustling industrial region at the heart of Johannesburg, South Africa.
The Centre had a humble beginning as a soup kitchen, and many impoverished people from surrounding areas found their hearts healed and bellies full because of the kindness of those who banded together to serve those in need, in this city.
Today, the Centre has offices in all South Africa’s major cities and has defined itself as a social welfare specialist through many years of consistent and impeccable outreach service work.
We are a well-regarded community-based, registered non-profit organisation that is built on the principles of love, kindness, respect and dignity for all.
Our projects and services largely fall within the ambit of social welfare, but cover a spectrum of human needs from: hunger alleviation with our feeding programmes, a home for vulnerable children, highly successful drug rehabilitation centres, specialised medical care that reverses cataract blindness and provides access to dialysis treatment, and grants in aid to those who have nowhere to turn to.
We provide all of these services and more to needy persons regardless of race or religion. Our ethos is simple: we seek to serve humanity and heal a heart, one life at a time.
We believe that everyone has a right to the access basic services that ensure their well-being. We encourage support from donors to assist us in making this possible as our resources are limited to the donations we receive.
To find out more about our projects simply click on a project from the menu and see how you can help us heal a heart today.
As agents of change and playing a positive role in people’s lives, we see ourselves as a community or a network, where our outreach programmes are sustained by the very lives they touch. By restoring hope, dignity and faith in people through the charitable assistance they receive, it inspires recipients to become involved in order to help others in similar circumstances.
We have a large network of committed and skilled volunteers who give of their time and skills to give back. This volunteer network helps us to drive down overhead costs.
Our funds largely come from individual donors who see the immediate impact of our work in their communities. We also encourage corporate giving and some projects enjoy partial State subsidy.
Since 2000, we have embarked on our annual Family Fete over the Easter weekend.
At this event, which has grown tremendously over the years, we give small and emerging businesses the opportunity to reach new markets, interest people in their business and grow their start-up endeavours.
We rent stalls to these businesses to cover the costs of infrastructure over the weekend and we use any money raised from donations at the fete to cover costs for projects where possible.