Women are like stars that roam the earth, brightening it with their glow in the darkest of times. Nothing compares to the level of kindness and compassion Allah has filled their blessed hearts with. One group of truly compassionate ladies who are serving mankind are the Heidelberg Muslim Woman’s Forum.
The Forum was established in 2004 by ladies inspired by the phenomenal work that was being done at the time by the South African National Muslim Woman’s Forum, who were taking great strides in helping the less fortunate.
The HMWF’s vision is to serve the community of Heidelberg first and foremost before branching out, their mission is to “look and serve locally and ask on behalf of those who cannot ask for themselves, helping in whatever way to make a difference in the lives of those around us.”
The Forum has organised many fundraisers during their 16 years servicing the community, including organising fetes, cake sales, high teas, braais and dinners. The fundraisers aid in funding their projects that have included food hampers, blanket distributions, feeding of prisoners, assisting the Heidelberg Burial Committee and providing assistance to Madressah Tul Banaat. The areas frequented for their distributions were Duduza, Bersig, Ratanda Ext 7 and Ext 24, Shalom Orphanage Heidelberg and the Ratanda old age home.
On the 3rd of October 2020, the ladies handed out 160 food hampers that contained maizemeal, oil, tinned foods, rice, sugar and coffee creamer, amongst other items, in the Kaydale, Bersig and Heidelberg communities.
The HMWF would like to thank their donors for their contributions, it is the hope of the Forum to change many lives and they can only do this through support from the community. Please support their projects.
Should you wish to contribute:
First National Bank
Account Name: Heidelberg Muslim Woman’s Forum
Account Number: 626 4734 1784
Branch Code: 250655
Account Type: Islamic Gold Business Account
Please specify if your contribution is Lillah, Zakaat or Sadaqah
For further information please contact:
Najmun Khan – 060 618 4319
Nazreen Desai – 084 423 3704
Aadila Jada – 082 262 1064
Apa Bilkies – 084 441 3851
Sabeha Yusuf – 076 793 7898