In the Name of Allah, The Beneficent, The Most Merciful

View this Online

(((Listen to us live worldwide)))

Tel: +27 11 854-7022 | Fax: +27 11 854-7024 | Studio: +27 11 854 1548
Email: | Website:

For free Newsletter Subscriptions email 'Sign up' to



Thursday, 15 Jamaadul-Ula 1434H/28 March 2013



Audio Cd's of Nasheeds; Qirats and lectures available. Call us on +27 (0)11 854 7022


Respected Brothers & Sisters of ISLAM...
We offer you a FREE FAX 2 EMAIL service. Ideal for BOTH business & individual use. Logon to WWW.FAXMATE.CO.ZA to register. AGENT opportunities are also available.

27.03.2013 - Mayyit of: Hajee Mohammed Motara - VENUE: 28 Manga Street Baberton- TIME: 07h15-QABARSTAAN: Barberton


27.03.2013 - Mayyit of: Nafeesah Kahtoon Muslim - VENUE: 7 Oaks Flats 3rd Avenue Kilarney - TIME: 15h30-QABARSTAAN: West Park


27.03.2013 - Mayyit of: Sakina Ismail - VENUE: 12 Rolina Street Rynsoord Benoni - TIME: 09h15-QABARSTAAN: Rynsoord

click here for the latest funeral updates

May Allah (SWT) grant us and all the Marhoomeen Forgiveness and Jannatul Firdaus (Aameen)

Waterval Islamic Institute (Mia’s Farm) – Flashback  

There are very few South African Muslim’s who have turned to the back of their 13-line Quraan’s and not wondered about the Waterval Islamic Institute. Of interest to many of us was how an obviously Muslim organization (in the times of crippling apartheid) managed to secure the address: P. O. Box 1, Johannesburg, 2000, South Africa. In many ways the ‘one’ in the postal address is indicative of the Waterval Islamic Institute’s being the first to spark a series of da’wah flames that now light up many Islamic institutes in our country and beyond.

Waterval Islamic Institute (WII) land, more commonly known as Mia’s Farm, will host the 1434 – 2013 Tabligh Jama’ah Ijtima over the Easter weekend in the Gauteng region, Insha Allah. Given the historic relevance that Mia’s Farm was also venue to the very first Tableegh Ijtima in SA in 1970, Radio Islam paid tribute to the legacy of the organization, its founding members and long serving staff via a series of interviews. This valuable oral curation is available in the form of podcasts on our website.

According to information proffered by our guests, the land (over 2000 hectares) was purchased in 1934 and registered as the Waterval Estate Ltd. Due to the cruel segregation of Apartheid, good schools if any were a rarity, especially for Indian boys and girls. In 1939 construction began on the farm for hostel facilities for the schooling, madrassa and hifdh classes offered at the WWI. Boarders included lower to middle income children from near and afar and the children of the owners. The farm also accommodated staff members who served in the Mia Family business interests. According to information gleaned from a printout commemorating The Waterval Students Reunion (1938-1984) it began in 1940 with 120 boarders and 4 teachers.

From 1940-1948 the school was run in the hostel itself and to later have its own building and sports fields; the junior alma mater to many whom later became founding members of Darul Ulooms and Hifdh Madaris in our country. Among those who did part of their schooling, hifdh, offered dhor or taught at Mia’s Farm were Mufti E. Desai, Ml Madani of Camperdown, Ml E. Saalejee of Isipingo, Ml Abdool Hamid Ishaaq of Azaadville, Ml Yusuf Karan, Ml Shabir Saloojee of Zakariyyah Park, Ml Qaasim Sema of Newcastle, and Qari Ismail Desai of Umzinto.

The vision and sincerity of Ml Muhammad Mia (a student of Ml Anwar Shah Kashmiri) and his sons manifested in:

A printing press that provided maktab syllabi and printed material (5 para Quraan, Yasanal Quran, Duroose Fiqh and printed literature) on behalf of the Jamiat Transvaal.
A home for initial Jamiat activities including moon sighting.

A formula for structured hifdh and dhor classes. Till the mid 80`s, there was a severe shortage of huffaz in South Africa. Hafiz Abdur Rahman Mia Sahib (1919- 2005) played a great part in alleviating this problem and his graduates were sent to innumerable posts in South Africa.

Sporting and academic excellence for boys and girls. The first matric exams were written in 1961. In 1965 a 100% pass was achieved in the Senior Certificate exams.

A halfway home for the provinces’ Welfare Dept: orphans and abandoned children who were never turned away. It even housed Italian prisoners of WW II.

A dynamic schooling syllabus the included Arabic, Urdu, Gujarati and Persian.
A wood-work centre, glass factory and dairy which nurtured the importance of financial self-sufficiency and created the tools for them.

The stepping-stone for those who wanted to further their Aalim Faadhil studies in Deoband, Dabhel and other Indian run Darul Ulooms under the auspices of marhoom Mufti Ebrahim Sanjalvi (db).

There is much that has been mentioned in the interviews about the personalities who were the cornerstones of such an establishment. May Allah fill their lives or qabrs with light, Ameen. No organization however is without their flaws. Mia’s Farm served to the best they could within the discipline parameters dictated by that era.

In recent years Waterval Islamic Institute has changed course. In 1984 the secondary school moved to Marlboro Gardens. The hifdh infrastructure evolved to support a wide network of maktabs in many southern African countries - where thousands of less fortunate and forgotten children of this Ummah learn to love Allah and our Deen.

We learn important lessons from the legacy of Mia’s Farm:

- The financial and moral aid of honest Muslim businessmen to Deen and the spread of Deen are lauded by the words of our beloved Nabi (pbuh): “A truthful and honest trader will be a companion of the prophets, the righteous and the martyrs on the Day of Judgment.” [Tirmidhi]

- Women (many who belonged to the family) worked tirelessly in the female hostel and in the classrooms to provide education and housing for both boys and girls. The adage “she rocks the cradle with her right, and staves off the sword of Disbelief with her left” encapsulated. Their efforts could never be undermined or overlooked .

The value and reach of printed material must never be underestimated. “Knowledge is captured by writing it.” Arabic Proverb

The glorious message of Guidance can disseminate from Islamic Institutes that serve both secular and religious interests, hence the Quran is called guidance for the God Fearing, not just the Muslims.

May Allah reward the sincerity of the founders and workers of this landmark institute and grant us all sincerity, dedication, devotion, patience and perseverance to serve the religious needs of our communities justly. Ameen.

Umm Abdillah
Radio Islam Programming


SURAH AN-NABA': 78 (The Great Event)

Did We not make the earth as a floor, [6]
and the mountains as pegs? [7]
And We have created you in pairs, [8]
and made your sleep a source of rest, [9]

COMMENTARY: Then the Noble Qur'an has pointed to different demonstrations of His power to prove that it is not impossible for Allah to destroy this entire world and re-create it once again. Reference is made to the creation of earth, mountains, human beings, males and females and the creation of suitable conditions for human life, health and activities. One of the things mentioned in this connection is: (and made your sleep a source of rest. 78:9). The word Subat is derived from Sabt which means 'to cut off'. Sleep is something that cuts off the worries and tensions one may have, and thus gives him such a rest that cannot be attained from anything else. Therefore, some scholars translate the word Subat as 'rest'.



Al Baraka’s Foreign Exchange gives you access to foreign currencies.

Are you planning to go for Haj, Umrah or travelling abroad on business or holiday, you may obtain your foreign currency from Al Baraka Bank

We offer:
- Foreign Banknotes at competitive rates, (US$, EURO €; POUND £; SAUDI RIYAL [when available]; AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR AUD; UNITED ARAB EMIRATES DIRHAM AED: INDIAN RUPEE INR )
- Free traveller’s will

Kingsmead (Dbn) 031 364 9200; Overport (Dbn) 031 209 1003; Fordsburg 011 8331154; Lenasia 011 852 6623; Laudium (Pta) 012 374 0041; Athlone (CT) 021 637 8800

Customer Service Centre - 0860 225 786 |

Your Partner Bank

Albaraka Bank Limited is an authorised Financial Services and Credit Provider. Reg. No. 1989/003295/06 NCRCP 14 FSP No. 4652

DISCLAIMER: Radio Islam does not guarantee the Shariah Compliance of any business, insurance or financial instituition whose services are advertised with us!!!
Port Elizabeth
Cape Town
Sehri Ends


Fajr begins
Asr Shaafi
Asr Hanafi


MALI EMERGENCY APPEAL: Over 400,000 refugees flee to Mauritania and Burkina Faso. Over 200,000 children are at risk of acute malnutrition. AL-IMDAAD FOUNDATION responds by providing Emergency Food Aid to these refugees. Please support the relief efforts by forwarding your contributions to AL-IMDAAD FOUNDATION.

To donate R10 immediately please SMS the word "Lillah" to 48708 or call the AL-IMDAAD FOUNDATION on 0861 786 243

For further information.


Sometimes things happen to you at the time that may seem horrible, painful and unfair, but in reflection you realize that without overcoming those obstacles you would never realize your potential, strength, will power or heart.

Everything happens for a reason. Nothing happens by chance or by means of luck. Illness, love, lost moments of true greatness and sheer stupidity all occur to test limits of your soul.


* Gold: $1,598.00
* Platinum: 1,573.31 oz
* Silver: R9.27 /g
* Oil: $ 109.19 / barrel
* $: 9.27
* €: 11.90
* £: 14.01
* Saudi Riyaal: R2.47
* Mahr Fatimi: R14191.44
* Minimum Mahr: R283.82
* Zakaah Nisaab: R5676.57
* Krugerrand: R15,545.91
* 24 carat gold: R476.97 /g
* 22 carat gold: R437.58 /g
* 18 carat gold: R357.70 /g
* 14 carat gold: R278.35 /g
* 09 carat gold: R180.22 /g

As at (27/03/2013)


* SA troops’ base of death - This was the scene at the base camp of the South African military in the Central African Republic on Tuesday – a base abandoned after the bitter battle which left 13 South African soldiers dead.

* Carl Pistorius back in court - Murder accused paralympian Oscar Pistorius's brother Carl is expected to appear in the Vanderbijlpark Magistrate's Court on Wednesday on charges of culpable homicide.

* Arrest of IFP councillor welcomed - The arrest of an Inkatha Freedom Party councillor in KwaMashu was welcomed on Tuesday by the KwaZulu-Natal transport, community and safety MEC.

* Myanmar Muslims targeted with 'brutal efficiency': UN - The statement came on Tuesday by Nambiar, a special advisor to the UN secretary general on Myanmar, who toured the country after the latest round of attacks by extremist Buddhists on March 20, in which over 30 Rohingya Muslims were killed in the city of Meiktila.

* North Korea warns of 'simmering nuclear war' - North Korea has again threatened war against South Korea and the United States, saying conditions "for a simmering nuclear war" have been created on the peninsula.


“Shariah Specialists in Tailored Financial Products"

Shariah compliant products includes:

  • Fixed Sukuk investments up to 9.5% per annum – tax efficient, no service fees and charges, no entrance or exit fees, frequent and flexible profit pay-outs, the investment is liquid, at maturity the funds are available, 24/7 online updated statements, easy access to funds.
  • Shariah Online share trading - expert advice from experienced market analysts, Lowest commission, Free training available.
  • Forex payments - Shariah Spot and forward cover payments at interbank rates for Importers and Exporters.


Come into our office for a one on one consultation, offices in all major centres (JHB, KZN and Cape Town).

Contact us:  Tel: +27 (31) 536 8201/2/6 | Cell: +27 83 9786 788 | Fax: +27 (31) 536 8200
Email: | Website:

DISCLAIMER: Radio Islam does not guarantee the Shariah Compliance of any business, insurance or financial instituition whose services are advertised with us!!!

Coconut Cake
4 oz butter - ½ cup sugar - 3 eggs separated - 1 ½ tsp vanilla essence - ½ cup milk - 1-cup flour
2 tsp baking powder - 1 Cup coconut - Extra ½ cup sugar.

Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add egg yolks one at a time.
Add vanilla essence, milk, sifted flour and baking powder.
Place mixture in baking pan and keep aside.
In a bowl add egg whites and your extra ½ up sugar.
Beat with eggbeater till thick
Then add coconut and beat again till the coconut mixture gets hard.
Add this mixture on top of your cake mixture.
Bake in oven on 280 for 40 minutes.

The Wake up
The patient awakened after the operation to find herself in a room with all the blinds drawn.

"Why are all the blinds closed?" she asked her doctor.

"Well," the surgeon responded, "They're fighting a huge fire across the street, and we didn't want you to wake up and think the operation had failed."

Please share with us your clean jokes… email to

Share your poem; article; story; handy hint; joke and thoughts with us.
Insha Allah! we will make good use of it. Send to

to SUBSCRIBE or to UNSUBSCRIBE send an email to

The information in or attached to this newsletter is for the use of the intended addressee. If you have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately by using the reply facility in your e-mail software, and delete the message from your system.

Any statements and/or opinion/advertisements in this email not related to this company's business is solely that of the advertiser and we do not take responsibility/endorse for such statements / advertisements or opinions.

VIRUS WARNING: Please note that this email message has been swept for the presence of computer viruses, however, the recipient should check this email and any attachments for viruses. The company does not accept any liability for any damage caused as a result of a virus transmitted by this email.