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Jamiatul Ulama KZN Skills Development Centre

A most important aspect of community building and poverty alleviation is empowerment.. Jamiatul Ulama KZN has taken up this challenge of empowering Muslim woman giving them a new lease of life and hope.. Moulana Ahmed Mahomedy, President of Jamiatul Ulama KZN gave Salaamedia an overview of this excellent programme Jamiatul Ulama KZN Skills Development Programme




All praise to Allah Ta’ala, the Jamiatul Ulama KZN Skills Development Centre (SDC) was officially opened on Wednesday, 08 November 2017 by Hazrat Moulana Haroon Abasoomar, a Senior Aalim of South Africa and an Executive member of the Jamiatul Ulama KZN.


This initiative started off on a small scale three years ago at our Welfare Department, which is located in the Durban CBD.


Alhamdulillah, it has now evolved to a fully-fledged centre in the hub of Overport, which is centrally located and is easily accessible by public transport.


The new modern premises features a more aesthetically pleasing and conducive environment for learning with excellent equipment and facilities.

A brief road map of Skills Development Programme

As part of our socio-economic responsibility, our objective is to take on this responsibility and assist needy and underprivileged women who are keen on uplifting and empowering themselves. The intention is to have a dedicated group of students per semester.

The group will attend a series of lectures and courses over a six month period which will include:


  • Culinary Skills
  • Islamic Education
  • Micro Business Management
  • Tailoring
  • Character Building
  • Time Management
  • Financial Budgeting
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Couples Marriage Counselling
  • Pre and Post Marital Workshops
  • Current challenges faced by young women
  • Frail care training
  • Self-defence


We are highly ambitious that the SDC will become a centre of excellence that will provide skills training and life empowerment to our cosmopolitan community, Insha-Allah.


For further details on the SDC, kindly contact Apa Shaida on 031 825 4180 or skills@jamiat.org.za.


We humbly request your Duas, voluntary support, expertise and financial contributions towards these efforts that will, Insha-Allah, become a means of Sawaab e Jaariyah for us all.


Banking Details 

Jamiatul Ulama KZN (Lillah Projects)

FNB Umgeni Junction (200913)

Account Number: 5089 1141 828

Reference: SDC

Lillah or Sadaqah ONLY.


Skills Development Centre

Unit 11 Second Floor Kenfield Park

240 Brickfield Road Overport Durban

031 825 4180



Jamiatul Ulama (KZN)
Council of Muslim Theologians

223 Alpine Road, Overport
Durban, South Africa

Tel : +27 (0) 31 2077099
Fax : +27(0) 31 2074163
Website : www.jamiat.org.za
Twitter: @JamiatKZN

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