The Proudly Muslims of South Africa initiative was conceptualised in 2017 to reinforce and showcase the positive contribution of Islam to our country’s rainbow nation at large. With the socio-religious climate being as volatile and disparaging as it is for Muslims the world over, a hub for good news and positive proclamations became imperative.
Companies and individuals constantly go the extra mile to accomplish extraordinary, life-changing feats; Muslim doctors brave the war-torn Middle East to perform life-saving operations while Muslim humanitarians deliver water supplies to drought-affected towns and build schools in rural areas, but all this good work gets lost amongst negative news headlines of violence in the name of Islam.
Proudly Muslims of SA aims to counteract this negative media sentiment and change the perception of Muslims and Islam to what we really are; a peaceful and caring community that gives of our wealth, time and expertise to benefit all South Africans.
Proudly Muslims of SA is a collaborative umbrella for all goodwill projects accomplished by the local South African Muslim community. We endorse and promote all charitable efforts and philanthropic actions achieved by businesses, organisations and individuals so that the contributions made by the Islamic community are recognised and commended nationally.
We are a non-profit, non-government organisation and not a charity-seeking operation. We aim to foster and endorse other charity organisations and philanthropists in the country.
Our domestic turf is richly diverse with a fascinating array of Muslim brothers and sisters from almost every corner of the globe. We are a melting pot of ancient cultures and intrinsic customs, deep-rooted traditions and a proud heritage. We pray to one God in a multitude of tongues and we are fused together by our love and admiration for the Prophet Mohammed SAW (peace be upon him). Proudly Muslims of SA is the glue that cements our bonds of brotherhood and unites all these diverse groups in a central locale.
What we stand for goes beyond just our religious beliefs… it advocates what it means to be human; to be compassionate, to show kindness, to feel sympathy, to give to others, and to stand together as ‘Proudly Muslims of South Africa’.
Our Values and Objectives
Proudly Muslims of SA aims to
Unite Muslims around South Africa
Highlight the philanthropic and charitable work done by South African Muslims
Uphold the virtuous standards and moral ethics Islam preaches
Create a better understanding of Islam as a peaceful, just and compassionate religion.
Emit rays of hope and positivity surrounding Islam
Stand up to false propaganda and the negative portrayal of Islam in the media
Create opportunities for Muslims to actively participate in welfare projects