Islamic Art scholoarships up for grabs

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KUALA LUMPUR: Cape Malay Consultants' Miss Nazreen Salie returns home to Cape Town this week with an invitation to South Africans interested in studying Islamic Art in Malaysia to apply for the two full scholarships up for grabs.

Cape Malay Consultants, who are the official representative of MIHAS in South Africa, has been participating in "Halal Week Malaysia" and thereafter went on to visit RESTU Foundation at the Garden of Islamic Art, their home in Shah Alam, in the state of Selangor. "Datuk Abdul Latiff Mirasa, well pleased with the success of Restu's recent visit to South Africa, is sponsoring two persons aged 18 - 28 years, fully literate in English and Arabic, artisticallyinclined/with an interest in Islamic Art, 'single' marital status and in possession of a valid passport to study in Malaysia for two years. Successful applicants should be prepared to work at RESTU RSA upon graduation," says Miss Salie. "Interested parties who do not meet the requirement for the full scholarships but who certainly have the passion and aptitude for the Arts should not be despondent for if they are willing and able, they may apply for the January 2011 intake of students. We shall certainly endeavour to assist wherever we can." "During Halal Week in KLCC the buying power of Muslims had been estimated to be worth more than US$96 billion (RM310 billion) a year."

"This augers well for the Arts, as the Restu College offers courses in Arabic calligraphy, interior decorating, publishing; with the aim of equipping Restu students with a means of earning a living through the Art of Arabic calligraphy and Illumination.  Examples of Restu's work is available in  Cape Town and many a canvas is looking for a suitable home." The recipients of the two scholarships will be the pioneers for the Mushaf Al-Qur'an South Africa, that is, a Qur'an the illumination of which will make it immediately recognisable as a Qur'an of the Rainbow Nation for its illumination will draw on indigenous designs and colours. Interested parties should submit their CV with letter of motivation and pictures of their work if any, to Nazreen Salie on  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or FaceBook Cape Malay.

Sponsors for the Mushaf Al-Quran project also welcome to lodge their interest.

(Caption:  Datuk Abdul Latiff Mirasa Chairman of Restu Foundation Malaysia officiates while HE Mr Kennedy Jawan High Commisioner of Malaysia to RSA and Moulana Kootbodien Kagee of Habibia SOofie Saheb Masjied participating in the ribbon-cutting ceremony at Habibia Soofie Masjied)

Issued on behalf of:   Cape Malay Consultants CC

Issued by: Nazreen Salie via sms to 076 454 3486 - returning from SE Asia currently

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