About Us

To create an enlightened, informed, educated and Islamically active community in South Africa.

To promote Islamic education and guidance (tarbiyyah and ta`leem) at all levels of Islamic society in order to develop practicing Muslims who are fully equipped to meet the challenges facing modern society and the transformations taking place on the African continent.

A group of prominent Muslim businessmen set out to establish The Al Ansaar Foundation in 1994 (1414 AH) in the hope of uplifting and improving the Imaan of the Ummah (Spirituality of the community).

While there were already other Islamic organisations in existence, these visionaries understood that it was their duty to address issues which they felt had been neglected. Therefore, The Al Ansaar Foundation was established to form an Islamic infrastructure to restore Islamic values and practices among South Africans and ultimately to transcend the morals of Islam globally. As a result, the Ummah will become more enlightened, educated and informed, thus empowering Muslims to become active members of their respective communities.

The Al Ansaar Foundation has grown to achieve a track record of being one of the most progressive and active organisations in Kwa-Zulu Natal. Since 1994, the Al Ansaar Foundation has established steadfast projects to assist and aid both Islamic and Non-Islamic Communities such as:

  • Radio Al Ansaar

  • Al Ansaar Souk Trade Fair

  • Ibn Masud Centre of Excellence

  • Al Ansaar Book and Media Centre

  • Mariam Bee Sultan Pre School and Montessori

  • Etazkiyyah Centres for Learning

  • Eid Feeding Schemes (Outreach Programme)

  • Seminars (Hajj/ Umrah included)

  • Wheelchair & Walking Aid Distribution Programmes

  • Cancer Support Group

  • Disaster Relief Programmes

  • Blanket Drives