Upon the demise of a beloved family member, there are many who are unable to afford the basic kafn and shrouding requirements for the deceased. It is incumbent upon the community to ensure that the obligation of kafn and burial is discharged for the deceased. Darul Ihsan Humanitarian Centre’s Johannesburg office in conjunction with members of the Crosby Ladies Forum (CLF) and the South African Women’s Forum (SAWF) facilitates essential kafn requirements for the community.
With contributions from generous Muslim donors throughout Johannesburg and beyond, fabric for the production of kafns is purchased. Members from the CLF and SAWF team up to cut and trim the fabric and produce quality kafn packs for distribution - at no cost - to the local community.
The success of the programme has extended to communities nationally and abroad, to countries like Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Venezuela. Kafn packs are also distributed to Beira, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Maputo, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Darul Ihsan expresses its sincere appreciation to all the dedicated members of the CLF, SAWF and donors for their contribution to this project. May Allah Ta’ala accept their noble effort, Ameen.
Kafn Pack distribution statistics:
200 packs to Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Venezuela
510 packs to Beira, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Maputo, Zambia and Zimbabwe
200 metres of kafn fabric to Malawi
100 metres of kafn fabric to Maputo
50 packs to Gauteng and Limpopo
96 packs to Eldorado Park, Lenasia and Witbank,
200 packs to Cape Town
40 packs to Eastern Cape
100 packs to Ladysmith
200 packs to Darul Ihsan Humanitarian Centre in Durban
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