CAPE TOWN: The Habibia Soofie Masjid in Cape Town, will be unveiling the newly renovated
mazaar/karamat of its founder, Hazrath Moulana Abdul Latief Qazi Siddiqi (RA), with a weekend long
event from Thursday 25 April until Sunday 28 April 2013.
The event coincides with the 100 year wisaal of Moulana Abdul Latief’s passing. The event aptly
themed “Ihsaan – The Science of Spirituality,” aims to not only reintroduce the country’s Muslim
community to the mazaar, but also to the legacy left by the Awliya in the Cape.
Renowned international and local guests have been invited to host discuss contemporary matters
such as the teachings of Tasawwuf and their practical application in today’s society.
Programme Director Shameegh Pangarker explains: “We want the Muslims of Cape Town and the
rest of the country to celebrate the fact that we are a small yet vibrant community by remembering
those who brought Islam to our shores.”
Pangarker adds that the program is specifically aimed at drawing youth. “We have specifically invited
a number of young Ulema to attract a younger audience, although the program will appeal to people
from all walks of life.”
There will be a wealth of entertainment in the form of Naat Shareef, Qawaal and Qasidah programs
as well as a Middle Eastern souk. A special ladies-only Naat programme hosted by radio personality
Zakia Ahmed has also been confirmed.
Meanwhile beverage company Jive has come on board as the main sponsor of the event. “Jive has
proven once again that they are prepared to plough back into the community they serve and we look
forward to having them as the sole supplier of refreshments at the event,” Usama Kagee,
sponsorship co-ordinator for Habibia, said.
There are still food and non-food stalls available for the souk. For bookings call Ameer Esack on 072
575 8786 or Mubeen Kagee on 072 707 2058.
All general enquiries and to schedule a media interview can be directed to Nurene Jassiem-Marcus on 083 431 0338 or