THE HAJEE AM LOCKHAT WAKUFF - IEOSA
The Hajee Ahmed Mohamed Lockhat Wakuff Trust
To fulfil the need of a structured Madrasah Education System, including Teacher Education & Training, the Hajee Ahmed Mahomed Lockhat Wakuff Trust (established by Ahmed Mahomed Lockhat in 1933) set up the Islamic Educational Organisation of Southern Africa in 1985. Alhamdulillah, since inception the Hajee Ahmed Mahomed Lockhat Wakuff Trust has played a pivotal role in the establishment of many Madaaris and various community-based projects for Muslims as well as non-Muslims.
The Cator Manor area near Durban which has today one of the largest informal settlements in South Africa, had in the early 1940’s a very large working class Muslim population. Therefore, in 1942, the Trust built and still maintains the Lockhat Masjid.