Gift A Quran 2016 Report Back

Approximately 700 Arabic Qurans and 500 Translation Qurans were distributed to Maktab Madrasahs, Darul Ulooms, etc. over a period of four months (July 2016 to Nov 2016). We would like to thank the people of South Africa for making the Gift A Quran Project 2016 a huge success. Jazaakallah to Mr Jeewa in Durban for donating Rainbow Qurans to the Gift A Quran Project and ITV for promoting this project. Below is a breakdown of the Gift A Quran distribution for 2016.

Nigel Girls and Boys Orphanage via South Africa National Muslim Womens Forum

x100  30 juz Arabic 


Madrasah Miftahul Uloom Kwathema, Springs (Apa Zainab)

x 10  30 juz Arabic / English translation 

x 10  30 juz Arabic


An Noor Islamic Centre Klipspruit 

x 20 TRQ part 1

x 20 part 2 

x 20 30 juz Arabic / English translation 

x 10  30 juz Arabic 


Madrasah Zaidud Deen, Klipspruit Valley (Apa Sadia)

x 12  TRQ part 1 

x 6   TRQ part 2

x 6  30 juz English / Arabic Translation 

x 2  30 juz Sotho translation 

x 1 set of 30 individual juz 


Bait Ilm, Eldorado Park (Apa Amina Kaldien)

x 50  30 juz Arabic  Quraans 

x 11 Rainbow 30 Juz Arabic Quraans ( for graduation)


Madrasah Ilya Uloomudeen, Ennerdale

x 300 English Translation

x 89  30 juz Arabic Quraans


Dawn Centre, Bosmont ( Apa Fatima Randeree)

x 100  30 juz English translation 


Madrasah Haseena, Inanda, Durban 

20x TRQ Part 1 

10x TRQ Part 2


Westbury Madrasah, Jhb

x 35  30 juz Arabic Quraans 


Maktab Madrasah, Mozambique 

x 35   30 juz Arabic Quraans 


Private revert Maktab Madrasah via Helping Hands

x 4  Translation 

x 4  30 juz Arabic



x 4  30 juz Arabic  

x 5  English

x 1  30 juz Arabic to English Translation


Kumasi and Bawku, Ghana, Africa 

343 30 juz Arabic Qurans

45 English Translation Qurans

110 Towards Reading Quraan Part 1 and 2

1st shipment received on 14 July 2016 -100 Qurans (Waterval)

2nd shipment received on 23 July 2016 – 243 Arabic Qurans, 45 English translation Quraans, 110 Towards Reading Quraan Part 1 and 2


Syria Medi Campaign [REPORT]

Date / Duration : 19 December 2016
TOTAL FUNDS: 227,905.02 ZAR

129,245.25 – One Nation
78,012.43 ZAR – Lillaah 51,232.82 ZAR – Zakaah

98,659.77 to Gift of Givers Foundation
40,092.59 – Lillaah 58,567.18 – Zakaah

The Syrian war is one of the worlds largest humanitarian crisis that the world has witnessed and failed to intervene. Thousands continue to die as a result of the frequent air-strikes or barrel bomb attacks in populated areas. Many hospitals have been specifically targeted leaving doctors often to choose which patient to save due to lack of medical equipment and sheer influx of patients pouring into hospitals. Co-founder of Colours of Hope, Sauda Ismail made contact via Twitter with Dr. Shahjul Islam, a UK trained medical doctor volunteering In Syria. He mentioned that medical equipment was necessary to treat patients pouring into hospitals. Before long, Ismail came up with the unique project name #SyriaMediCampaign and so began the donations. One Nation UK have been one of the leading donors in this cause.

South African humanitarian and disaster relief organisation, Gift of the Givers have established two hospitals in Idlib, Syria; namely Ar-Rahmah and Hilaal hospitals.

A successful SANMWF national cake sale was held on 28 January 2017
with majority of funds donated to Operation SA’s #SAveSyria by various
Muslim Womens Forums. COH (Colours Of Hope), H4U Support Group
and Maids of Deen handed over 23,875.00 ZAR from the proceeds of
this cake sale to Mrs. Fadia Jacobs of the Gift of the Givers Foundation
on 30 January 2017. A further donation of 74,784.77 ZAR (17,717.59 ZAR Lillaah and 57,067.18 ZAR Zakaah) was donated to Gift of the Givers on 13 September 2017.

On 21 August 2017 a donation of 129,245.25 ZAR was donated via First National Bank Forex to One Nation (UK) for medical equipment to be purchased and distributed in hospitals in Idlib.

This project did not reach the target unfortunately trailing by some 23,000 ZAR. We hope that donations for this will continue and funds can be donated and referenced Syria Med L (for lillaah) or Syria Med Z (for zakaah).

Baby Project- World Aids Day

Date / Duration : 10 December 2016

World AIDS Day is commemorated each year on the 1st of December. It gives a chance to unite in the fight against HIV and show support for people living with HIV. Colours of Hope spent the day at the Hillbrow Community Health Centre (Hillbrow CHC) giving hope to those living with HIV.

After singing the national anthem and lighting candles, co-founder of Colours of Hope, Sauda Ismail delivered and inspiring and motivational speech to the patients at the CHC. She said that HIV is not a death sentence and that positivity, good habits and and taking medicine regularly give people with HIV a chance every day.

Fruit, sandwiches, 17 nappy bags and hampers containing toiletries were handed out (as part of the Colours of Hope Baby / Run Project).


Baby Project- Vaal Muslim Women’s Forum and the community of Roshnee

Big thank you to the Vaal Muslim Women’s Forum and the community of Roshnee and Sedgars Sport who donated 100 diaper bags filled with baby goodies as well as mink baby blankets. Thank you to Amka Products for sponsoring baby products. Thank you Miriam Vorajee Bulbulia!