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Prof Yusuf Da Costa

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Prof Yusuf Da Costa B.A (Hons), M.A and D.Litt et Phil degrees, in the field of Geography, has published on a variety of subjects including different aspects of Islamic thought, the history and sociology of the Muslim community in Cape town, and Geography Education. Most of his time spent at present teaching Islam to children & adults. He was, until the end of 2000, the rector at the Islamic College of South Africa in Cape Town and regularly appears on the local Muslim Community radio stations.




Sheikh Irafaan Abrahams

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Sheikh Irafaan Abrahams, a BA graduate at the University of Madinah, is the Imam at the Darul Islam Mosque in Surrey Estate and teaches Arabic at Darul Islam Islamic High School. He is also deeply involved in many community projects.

During my second year of studies in Madinah in 1979, our humble, softly-spoken Egyptian teacher, Ustadth Ibraheem, related to us the final moments of the Prophet's demise in such simple, beautiful Arabic, so effectively and emotionally, it touched every listener’s heart. I visualised myself amongst the beloved Prophet’s companions experiencing all the emotions of those who loved him so intensely.

"Why did my mother ever give birth to me to witness the death of Allah's Messenger?" Bilal uttered. Some dropped to the ground unconscious. Umar (R.A) held his sword up saying:" I will chop off the

Adam Ebrahim

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Adam EbrahiemAdam Ebrahim is the CEO of Oasis Asset Management, a well-known and very successful asset management company established in1998. He comes from humble beginnings and exemplifies the fact that through belief in Allah, hard work and sacrifice, success is eminent. Qualified as a chartered accountant and chartered financial analyst, Adam’s leadership has ensured the success of Oasis as a top performing company receiving several national and international awards for their achievements.




Mrs Shahieda Carlie-Abrahams

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Shahieda CarlieMrs Shahieda Carlie-Abrahams is an Intern Clinical Psychologist with the University of the Western Cape. She works at Lentegeur Psychiatric Hospital and the Community Health Centre, Tafelsig, Mitchell’s Plain.

She has completed research focusing on the experiences of pilgrims performing Umrah. Her present focus of research is ‘The Perceptions of HIV/AIDS amongst Muslims in Gugulethu and Mitchell’s Plain’. This forms part of a collaborative research project between the Human Science Research Council, UWC and Pennstate University, hence, she holds a Student Fellowship with Pennstate University.

AT T'S churn also set a third Toshiba Satellite L755D Display Driver 8.836.1.5 quarter record, with a total of 1. The speakers, which sit below the Portege Z835'S front lip, provided surprisingly loud, mostly accurate audio.

She has been involved for many years with numerous organizations in community empowerment initiatives. She has delivered many motivational speeches to educational; community and corporate organizations. For the last ten years she has presented a radio show with the Voice of the Cape highlighting important social issues.

Badroedien Sydow

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BuddyBadroedien (Buddy) Sydow is a structural engineer and director of ICE Group Consulting Engineering Company. He has been the Engineer on numerous in the Western Cape including Dorp Street and Kanamia (Muir Street) mosque. He is currently assisting with the construction of the first mosque in Oudtshoorn. From 1983-1992 he was a Lecturer at Peninsula Technikon. He was a former Chairman and is now a current board member of the Darul Islam Masjid in Surrey Estate. He is also Life President of the Rangers Rugby Club.




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