The “Bismillah” is considered to be the first verse of the Surah and is unique to this Surah. Of the 114 Surahs in the Quran, 113 Surahs begin with “Bismillah” and each “Bismillah” is considered to be the unique “Bismillah” of that Surah, though in appearance their words seem the same.


This year we will focus on Surah Yusuf which is the 12th chapter of the Quran with 111 verses. This is a Meccan Surah whose contents almost relate in totality (other than the last few verses) to Prophet Yusuf (a.s)

Passing Away of Ayatullah Sayyid Hashemi Shahroudi

It is with deep sadness that the Ahlulbait Foundation of South Africa received the news of the passing away of a great scholar, jurist, thinker, and Mujahid, Ayatullah Sayyid Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi.

Sad Passing Away of Mowlana Ihsaan Hendricks

AHLUL BAIT FOUNDATION OF SOUTH AFRICA (AFOSA) received the sorrowful news of the passing away earlier this evening of the former President of the Muslim Judicial Council, Mowlana Ihsaan Hendricks. 

Execution of Ayatollah Nimr Baqir al-Nimr

The Ahlul Bait Foundation of South Africa (AFOSA) condemns in the strongest terms the execution of Senior Muslim Scholar, Ayatullah Nimr Baqir Al-Nimr and various other human rights activists by the Saudi regime on 2 January 2016.

Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky

The Ahlul Bait (a.s) Foundation of South Africa (AFOSA) condemns the violent attacks on the most senior leadership of the Shia Muslim Community of Nigeria and its members led by Hujjatul Islam Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky.

Xenophobic Attacks in South Africa

In the past week South Africans witnessed in absolute horror the xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals living in South Africa. Though we have experienced attacks of this nature in the past, the extremities of these attacks witnessed this week were on an unprecedented level!
AFOSA wishes to voice its strongest condemnation of these inhumane actions.

Sayed Badreddin al-Houthi

AFOSA extends its sincere condolences on the sad demise of Sayed Badreddin Al-Houth, leader of the followers of Ahlul Bait in Yemen and strongly condemns barbaric attack on them during celebrations of Ghadir.