1st SA Islamic finance conference
South Africa is hosting The First Islamic Finance and Investment Conference, to be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, from the 1st to the 3rd of September 2003. The conference is being hosted by Oasis Group Holdings (Pty) Ltd. and co-ordinated in conjunction with Islamic Conferences in theUK.
The conference will attract between 250 and 300 international delegates including heads of state and leaders of global financial institutions. This conference will provide a unique global perspective on Islamic finance concerns, with a critical focus on low risk solutions in Islamic finance and emerging markets as investment destinations of choice.
Taken From: http://www.cbn.co.za/issue/7230301.htm
Azhar completes 40 percent of curriculum rectification
The Special Committee for Rectifying the Azhar’s educational curriculum has completed the amendment of at least 40 percent. The Grand Sheikh of Azhar, Dr. Muhammad Sayyid Tantawi, said that these changes have been effected in accordance with “our own conviction ”and“ we will not accept any interference from America or anyone else in the Azhar curriculum.” He said the changes were long overdue, in that since 1975 no amendments had been made to the curricula, adding that no changes have, however, been made in the basic and firm principles of Islam. He gave the example of the concept of Jihad, and said no changes could be effected in this regard, adding that no one, either expressly or by implication, has hinted to the Azhar to amend its curricula.
Taken From: http://www.islamicnews.org/english/en_daily.html
South Africa: Mufti inaugurates Jerusalem Mosque
The Mufti of Jerusalem and Palestine, Sheikh Dr. Ikrima Sabry, has officially inaugurated the Jerusalem Mosque here. The Mufti was here on a visit toSouth Africa, during which he delivered a number of lectures, in various cities and towns.
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