Nakhlistan | Savings Account No: 6304846845 | Absa Bank – Athlone Branch Code: 632005 | Swift Code: ABSAZAJJ
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Nakhlistan was founded 36 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 2020 will be year 37!

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.

Thirty Six 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 2019 over 85 000 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 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.



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