Water Supply: JUSA Inaugurates Borehole in Pageview
The Jamiatul Ulama South Africa in Johannesburg, today handed over the plumbing works of a bore-hole supplying water to Taalimul Islam Masjid, situated on 15th Street in Pageview.
Pageview, otherwise fondly called Fietas, is a historic suburb of Johannesburg and Taalimul Islam Masjid is one of its two main mosques of the area. The mosque which has recently undergone extensive renovations, conveniently serves Auckland Park, Mayfair, Brixton, Braamfontein and it is just a three minute drive off the M1 freeway.
The installation of the plumbing works gives supply of water to the mosque with a provision to supply the households surrounding it with clean water, in the event of no supply from the municipal utility.
Speaking at the handing over event, Moulana Ebrahim Bham, the secretary general of the Jamiatul Ulama South Africa, highlighted that the rewards of such a project runs all the time people benefit from the use water. He therefore appealed to the public, to join the Jamiatul Ulama South Africa in the implementation of this and similar projects.
The installation at the masjid premises includes a pump as well as filters removing impurities from the underground water. As long as there is electricity supply, the mosque can stay off the municipal water grid, resulting in a significant reduction in expenses for the running of the mosque.
South Africa is a generally a freshwater scarce country. It is important that the resource is used sparingly. Masajid are encouraged to look as various appropriate ways for water conservation.
After the inspection of the purification and reservoir tank facility, the treasurer of the mosque, Mr Rashid Kayat, expressed his gratitude to the Jamiatul Ulama South Africa’s Welfare Department for the initiative. Also present during the brief ceremony was Dr Essop Jassat, a stalwart of the community who had in the past served on the mosque’s committee.
For more information about this and other similar projects, please contact JUSA’s Welfare Department on: [email protected] or Tel: 011 373 8000.
Mon 05 August 2019