Nakhlistan is a Persian word that means an ‘oasis’. Just like an oasis provide sustenance in the desert, likewise Nakhlistan assist the less fortunate within our community. The assistance is manifested through Soup Kitchens, Feeding Schemes, Ramadaan Fitrah Parcels, Iftaar [Breaking of Fast] to the Underprivileged, Monthly Necessities Distributed to Needy Families and the Eid-ul-Fitr Feeding Scheme (now extended to Eid-ul-Adha and Muharram).
This is in addition to providing an efficient Janaazah/Burial Service, establishing Jama’at Khanas and hosting Moulood-un-Nabi Programmes. Nakhlistan was founded 29 years ago by a group of friends, who saw the need within the community and on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr in 1984, decided to cook two pots of food to be distributed to the poor and needy on the day of Eidul Fitr.
Twenty nine years down the line, Nakhlistan has become a household name, synonymous with caring for the needy and cooking of huge pots of food for distribution amongst the less fortunate. On Eid-ul-Fitr 2013 over 75 000 cooked meals were directly distributed to underprivileged people. Furthermore, when disaster strikes, albeit natural [tornado or floods] or social [xenophobic attacks] Nakhlistan responds to the need of the time and assist wherever and whenever needed. Nakhlistan is organic in nature, growing with the community, serving as a trusted and reliable avenue for channelling assistance to those in dire straits.
Nakhlistan is not state funded and is solely dependent on financial support from the community. It has been through the generosity of the community that Nakhlistan has been able to run all these activities. Assist Nakhlistan to help the poor and the needy.
Nakhlistan is a non-profit organization and has been feeding the less fortunate in the Western Cape since 1984. Nakhlistan is not state funded and is 100% reliant on community support. Log onto www.nakhlistan.org.za for more information.
The flagship activity of Nakhlistan is without doubt the Nakhlistan Eid-ul-Fitr Feeding Scheme. This year is our 30th year and the Power of Almighty Allah and the support from our local community, Nakhlistan has managed the followed projects during Ramadaan 2014:
The areas we serviced include Elsies River, Behar, Delft, Blackheath, Sarepta, Kalkfontein, Blue Downs, Valhalla Park, Mitchells Plain, Hanover Park, Macassar, Ocean View, Vrygrond, Cafda, Sea Wings, Buck Road Grassy Park, Manenberg, Capricorn, Hillview, Garden Village, Heinz Park, Kewtown, Belgravia Khayelitsha, Crossroads, Phoenix, Atlantis, Wesbank, Nyanga, Da Noon, Blikkies Dorp, Masiphumelele, Steenberg, Retreat, Lotus River, Bonteheuwel, Kriefgat, Fracteton, Kriefgat Netreg, Heideveld, Sherwood Park, The Farm, Weltevreden and Newfields Village as well as Children's Homes and Old Age Homes in various areas.
A special heartfelt thanks goes to all donors, sponsors, businesses and the community for their loyal support over the past 30 years. Shukran, Thank You, your reward lies with Allah. From the Nakhlistan Team we wish all Muslims a Blessed Eid Mubarak with Family and Friends.