The DUAI Foundation Trust

The DUAI Foundation Trust was established in 2013 to promote Higher Islamic Education in accordance with the beliefs of the Ahl al-Sunnah wa al-Jamāʿah and the practice of the four Madhāhib of Islam, particularly the Shāfiʿī Madhhab.

To attain this purpose, the Foundation aims to:

  • Serve the Muslim community through the provision of education, research and guidance
  • Establish institutes for higher Islamic education within the Republic of South Africa

As such, the Foundation oversees and manages the DUAI Institutes (DUAI and DUAI Ināth [the female branch]) and the following projects:


The Foundation is a registered Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) and Public Benefit Organisation (PBO), and is Section 18A approved. Therefore, any donation made to the Foundation is exempt from donations tax and is tax deductible under Section 18A of the Income Tax Act up to a maximum value of 10% of the donor’s taxable income. 

Trust Registration Number: IT1927/2013

NPO Registration Number: 144-094 NPO

PBO Registration Number: 930057296

Board of Trustees

  • Mr Ismail Mohamed (Chairman)
  • Mr Nuralli Mohamed
  • Ml Sulaiman Abels
  • Ml Yaqub Yusuf Abdullah
  • Ml Yusuf Karaan
  • Mr Muhammad Karaan


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