Ramadaan is about caring and sharing and that is exactly what Nakhlistan stands for. In 1984 Shukoor Mowzer and 2 friends realized that in the Athlone area where they were living, their neighbours did not have food for Eid Celebrations and this is how Nakhlistan started with only 2 pots of food. 
 
Today, 34 years later, Nakhlistan will again cook 169 x 130lt pots of Aknie to feed over 85 000 of the less fortunate in the Western Cape, on the day of Eidul Fitr. That is why they chose the name Nakhlistan, a Persian word which means ‘oasis’.
 
Nakhlistan pioneered the cooking of these huge pots of food on a wood fire and is so pleased to see how other organizations are following suit.Nakhlistan, even though it is Muslim based, caters for all the needy in the Western Cape, no matter which religious background.Muslims are obliged to pay alms to the needy and during the month of Ramadaan, when Muslim’s Fast from before sunrise to after sunset, Nakhlistan is that vehicle to distribute these alms via Food Parcels and cooking big pots of Aknie, an aromatic meat, potatoes and rice dish. 
 
Hundreds of people come to witness this cooking phenomenon, the night before Eidul Fitr and this year it is Thursday 14 June 2018 at the Callies Rugby Field in Noll Avenue, Rylands Estate to experience how 4 tons of meat, 3.7 tons of  rice, 3 tons of potatoes and 2 tons of onions together with spices is cooked on a wood fire. 
The smell of the burning wood, the steam and aroma from the huge pots, are a sight to behold.
The broad areas of distribution: Atlantis, KalbasKraal, Danoon Mosque, Khayelitsha, Hanover Park, Newfields, Bonteheuwel, Manenberg, Valhalla Park, Kensington, Factreton, Garden Village, Kriefgat, Sherwood Park, Macassar, Ocean View, Vrygrond, St. Montague Village Cafda, Masiphumelela, Lavender Hill, Sea Wings, Hill View, Blackheath, Sarepta, Blue Downs, Belhar, Delft, Blikkiesdorp, Mandalay, Hout Bay, Clarkes Estate, Elsies Rivier, Victor Verster Prison, Ruyterwacht, Old Ages Homes in WC, Kewtown, Athlone, Mowbray, Uitsig, Chattsworth in Malmesbury, Bishop Lavis West, Phillipi, Heideveld, Capricorn, Crossroads, Langa, Gugulethu and Nyanga.
 
This year, Ramadaan is during the harsh Cape Winter months and over and above the cooking of the big pots of food for Eidul Fitr distribution, Nakhlistan also handed out soup, sandwiches and blankets to areas affected by the winter weather. 
 
Another project of Nakhlistan is its operational Soup Kitchen in Gaza, Palestine. Due to the growing need within the community, Nakhlistan has also started a Burial Service.
 
Nakhlistan is an NGO, PBO, is not state funded and relies solely on the support from our generous community. 
 
Nakhlistan Thanks all our donors, sponsors, businesses, community and volunteers for their loyal support over the past 34 years.
 
Nakhlistan is operational throughout the year. Continue to support generously. 
 
Drop off your donations at 45 Murton Road, Rylands Estate. Call Shukoor Mowzer on 021 633 4016 / 083 231 9279, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , follow us on FB or log onto www.nakhlistan.org.za
 
Banking Details: 
 
ABSA Bank | Nakhlistan | Branch Name: Athlone | Branch Code: 632005 | Acc No. 630 484 6845 
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Food Distribution

Nakhlistan distributed water and dates to the Strand community today.

Nakhlistan's Soup Kitchen in Gaza Palestine - Fitra Parcel Distribution Ramadaan 2018

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32nd ANNIVERSARY
EIDUL FITR FEEDING COOKING
TUESDAY, 5th JULY 2016

And they feed for the Love of Allah, the orphan, the indigent and the captive

(Al Qur’aan Surah 76 Ayat 8)

 

Over the past 32years, Nakhlistan has been feeding the needy and the destitute in all areas of the Western Cape, especially on the day of Eidul Fitr. During the month of Ramadaan,
Nakhlistan collects funds for its Eidul Fitr Feeding Scheme in order to provide those in need with a warm plate of Aknie.
This year Nakhlistan aims to feed over 85 000 of the less fortunate on the day of Eidul Fitr. We will be cooking 169 x 130lt pots of Aknie to feed over 85 000 of the needy on theday of Eid-ul-Fitr. The cooking takes place at the Callies Rugby Field in Noll Avenue, Rylands Estate at 19h30 on Tuesday 5th July 2016, depending on the sighting of the moon.
Ingredients:
4.1tons meat, 3.7tons rice, 3 tons potatoes and 1.5 ton onions!
Wood: 40 000 pieces
Volunteers: 150 - 200
 
The broad areas of distribution: Atlantis, Danoon Mosque, Khayelitsha, Hanover Park, Newfields, Bonteheuwel, Manenberg, Valhalla Park, Kensington, Factreton, Garden Village, Kriefgat, Sherwood Park, Macassar, Ocean View, Vrygrond, St. Montague Village Cafda, Masiphumelela, Lavender Hill, Sea Wings, Hill View, Blackheath, Sarepta, Blue Downs, Belhar, Delft, Mandalay, Hout Bay, Clarkes Estate, Elsies Rivier, PollsMoor Prison, Ruyterwacht, Old Ages Homes in WC, Kewtown, Athlone, Mowbray, Uitsig, Chattsworth in Malmesbury, Bishop Lavis West, Phillipi, Heideveld , Capricorn , Crossroads, Langa, Gugulethu and Nyanga.
 
Nakhlistan has also sent much needed funds to Palestine, Syria and India. Nakhlistan is not state funded and relies solely on the support from our generous community.
A big Thank You to the community for their generous support.
 
The Nakhlistan Team wish all Muslims a Blessed Eid Mubarak!
 
Kind Regards
Fatima Allie
Nakhlistan PRO - 082 066 3353 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - www.nakhlistan.org.za

 

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