On Sunday, 13 December 2020 the Eswatini Muslim Women Organisation (EMWO) held its first Jalsa (sisters programme) in the Kingdom of Eswatini (Swaziland). The event was among the first of its kind in the Kingdom with attendance of sisters from across six regions of Swaziland. Darul Ihsan Centre was privileged to participate and support the programme.
About 110 Muslim sisters from across the Kingdom including Manzini, Nhlangano, Zulwini, Mbabane, Luhlangotsini and Mphaka participated.
The aim of the programme was to impart Islamic teachings, help develop their Imaan and guide them to sustain their families through income-generating. The programme provided a rare opportunity for the sisters to bond in their sisterhood in which they lived as a minority.
The sisters were also encouraged to take-up a new online Muslim programme on guidance for new Muslims. There were 10 new Muslim Revert Certificates as well as 25 Merit Certificates awarded to sisters.
In the Awards session the sisters were encouraged to strengthen their sisterhood, to diligently improve their spiritual lives, the lives of their families and their communities and to earn their place in society as well to attain the ultimate goal of Akhira, Insha Allah. Four teachers were also honoured at the event.
The event ended on a positive note with the sisters looking forward to the next event in 2021. Regional Masajid were encouraged to register their Madrassas as NGOs. The sisters have been empowered to monitor Madrasah attendance in their respective communities and the Apas and Maulanas are to render their full support in the Islamic education of new Muslims at all Madrasahs in Eswatini.
The event was also honoured by the presence of Muslim sisters from the Asian Muslim community in Nhlangano who also came with their children. These sisters availed themselves from time to time by providing Islamic teachings to the Maswati Muslim sisters in Nhlangano and Eswatini.
Organisers of the Jalsa acknowledged Darul Ihsan Humanitarian Centre for supporting the event by supplying Islamic literature. The organisers also thanked all community members and members of the regional Masajid in Eswatini for their assistance and contributions towards the Jalsa.
Darul Ihsan Humanitarian Centre expresses its most sincere appreciation to the generous contributions of the Muslim community in making such projects possible and successful in Southern Africa, Aameen.
Darul Ihsan Media Desk