The Turquoise Scarf Weekend Diary

السلام عليكم و رحمةالله و بركاته

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Welcome to the Weekend Diary

Keeping you updated with events taking place around Johannesburg so you’ll always have something to look forward to doing with friends & family.

31 January 2015
Country Fair
Smuts Museum, Irene

31 January 2015 – 01 February 2015
Baby Bargains Market sale
Kempton Park

3rd – 8th February 2015
Catch the Flufftail Festival at the Sandton City Checkers Court. It’s hosted by Birdlife SA. Take this chance to find out more about our feathery friends and the Wetlands they live in. Let’s bring awareness around wetland conservation.

Present – 1 March 2015
Tutankhamen His Tomb and His Treasure
This is an exhibit which is still on display at the Silverstar Casino.

Every Sunday
Lipizzaners
Watch these beautiful stallions do amazing things. Beauty & grace.

Gold Reef City Theme Park
Fun as always.

Helping Hands Fundraiser

السلام عليكم و رحمةالله و بركاته

On behalf of The AlBadr “Home” for underprivileged children and “Madrasah Ihya-Id-Deen” we extend our heartfelt gratitude to all those who so generously donated their Qurbaani which we forwarded to our multitude of needy recipients.

Once again we ask one and all to assist with another endeavour.
Due to shortage of funds, The “Helping Hands” group is hosting a fundraiser.

Besides selling tickets to attend the function “Helping Hands” also require items to be auctioned etc.
Any assistance will be highly appreciated.

Contact Rukshana Mayet 0812702818 or Qari Aslam Mayet 0848403854

This event will take place at the Nurul Islam Hall, in Lenasia on the 29th November 2014.

Please note: This event is for ladies only. No children under 12 are allowed.
Shukran Jazeelan.

وعليكم السلام و رحمةالله و بركاته

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SAMA’s 11th Annual Jalsah

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اسلام عليكم و رحمةالله و بركاته

Tuesday, 26th November 2013 is the 11th Annual Jalsah of SAMA.
And as always, I have always looked forward to it.

This year however, began on a bad note, where at the entrance, the school sells food and drinks, but you aren’t allowed to take it into the auditorium.

So I returned the little one’s crisp, and asked to have the R100.00 worth of food coupons refunded.

Getting into the UJ auditorium, there was adequate seating, in fact more than adequate.

The MC was Nicholas Bixa

The program was as follows:

Opening Qiraat
Welcome Speech by Mr F. Turkman
National Anthems by Grade 4
Welcome to SAMA by Grade 2 A
Lab Pe Aati by Grade 1 B
Act of a Thousand Hands by Grade 2B
Budget Speech by Grade 2 A
Grade 1 Tradition Pot Pourri
Arabic Poem by Grade 3
Whirling Dervishes by Grade 2
Turkish Nazm by Grade 4
Off To Great Places by Grade 3
Chinese Fan Dance by Grade 5
Uhibbuka Rabbi by Grade 3
The Changing Face Of War by Grade5
SAMA News by Grade 4
Vote of Thanks

It was an amazing display of diverse themes.

The Budget Speech was awesome. And was one of my favourite parts of the Jalsah.

I truly admire the staff of the school for all of the effort that they, as well as the students, puts in.
Each year has been more awesome than the last.

As for food, we were starving and thirsty after we left the Jalsah which ended around 10:15pm. We didn’t bother buying from the school, as I was already irritated and not in the mood to deal further with the ridiculousness of it all. And instead we drove to MacDonald’s on the way home and ate at around 11pm that night, finally..