BANKING DETAILS
Nakhlistan | Savings Account No: 6304846845 | Absa Bank – Athlone Branch Code: 632005 | Swift Code: ABSAZAJJ

Muharram

As we enter the new year 1445 of the Islamic calendar, we reflect on the past and prepare for the future.
In our reflection of the past, we thank the Almighty for all His favours, including the good souls who have gone before us and started uplifting projects to assist the most needy in our communities. May Allah grant those souls the highest place in paradise.

As we prepare for the future, we do so with enthusiasm and hope that Allah will continue to bless with success all efforts that are done in His holy name for the benefit of His creation.

We make du’a that Allah grants khayr and barakah to everyone for every day of the year and beyond, In-sha-Allah.

Ramadaan Message – March 2024

We approach the blessed month of Ramadaan at a very troubled time in human history. The world seems to be in chaos, people feel distressed and our Palestinian brothers and sisters are experiencing a genocide. Many feel depressed and powerless. But a person of faith never loses hope, believing that we could be a means of goodness and advocates for justice.

However, to be truly effective, we have to connect to the ultimate source of power, Almighty Allah, and we access His majestic power through connecting with His final revelation, al-Quran, which He revealed during this holy month of Ramadaan.

We begin to make a difference by improving ourselves through the discipline of fasting, learning patience and developing taqwa. We manifect our love for the Divine by being instruments of benefit for His creation. As we commit ourselves to enhance our moral consciousness, let us equally commit ourselves to philantrhopists who improve the condition of those in need and by feeding those who are hungry. 

Ramadaan Kareem to one and all and may we all receive the divine blessings of Ramadaan.

Nakhlistan was founded 41 years ago by a group of friends, who saw the need within the community to cook food on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr in 1984. After 29 or 30 days of Fasting, Muslim celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr. These friends realised that many of the needy did not have food on this day of Celebration. They then decided to cook two pots of food for distribution to the needy on that day of Eid-ul-Fitr. 1984 was year 1 that Nakhlistan cooked food and 2024 will be year 41!

Nakhlistan is a Persian word that means an ‘oasis’.

An oasis provides sustenance in the desert and that is exactly what Nakhlistan does by assisting the less fortunate within our community in the Western Cape. 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 (Prayer Spaces) and hosting Birthday Celebration of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be Upon Him) also known as Moulood-un-Nabi Programmes.

Forty one 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 2023 over 95 000 cooked meals were directly distributed to the needy and less fortunate.

Furthermore, when disaster strikes, albeit natural (tornado or floods), Covid-19 Lockdown or social (xenophobic attacks), Nakhlistan responds to the need of the time and assists wherever and whenever needed.

Nakhlistan was founded 41 years ago by a group of friends, who saw the need within the community to cook food on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr in 1984. After 29 or 30 days of Fasting, Muslim celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr. These friends realised that many of the needy did not have food on this day of Celebration. They then decided to cook two pots of food for distribution to the needy on that day of Eid-ul-Fitr. 1984 was year 1 that Nakhlistan cooked food and 2024 will be year 41!

Nakhlistan is a Persian word that means an ‘oasis’.

An oasis provides sustenance in the desert and that is exactly what Nakhlistan does by assisting the less fortunate within our community in the Western Cape. 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 (Prayer Spaces) and hosting Birthday Celebration of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be Upon Him) also known as Moulood-un-Nabi Programmes.

Forty one 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 2023 over 95 000 cooked meals were directly distributed to the needy and less fortunate.

Furthermore, when disaster strikes, albeit natural (tornado or floods), Covid-19 Lockdown or social (xenophobic attacks), Nakhlistan responds to the need of the time and assists wherever and whenever needed.

Nakhlistan Feeds Over 90,000 Hungry Bellies for Eid

After 41 years of feeding the needy, Muslim-based non-profit organisation, Nakhlistan, continues to provide sustenance to poverty-stricken communities throughout the Western Cape…

Nakhlistan is not state funded and relies solely on business and community support. Nakhlistan is organic in nature, growing with the community, serving as a trusted and reliable avenue for channelling assistance to those in dire straits.

SPONSOR A POT OF AKHNI

SPONSOR A POT OF AKHNI

Meat Akhni for the day of Eid for R4000 (130Lt) to feed those less fortunate.

SPONSOR A POT OF SOUP

R2200 to sponsor a (130 Lt) pot of soup to feed those less fortunate.

FITRAH / FIDYAH CONTRIBUTIONS

Fitrah Minimum R28 (R77)

Fidyah R28 per day / R840 for the month. We accept your donations in cash or kind.
Please donate generously.

By the Grace of the Almighty, we are proud to announce that we have formed a partnership with Nakhlistan, whereby we implore everyone to donate by giving Sadaqah or Zakat in order for them to reach their goal of cooking 181 x 130 litre Pots of Aknie to feed over 90 000 of the needy this coming Eid, Insha Allah.