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The Tana Baru Trust

The Tana Baru Trust

Personal message


The Tana Baru, the first officially recognized Muslim cemetery in Southern African and a place where many of the pioneers of Islam are buried, is being attacked from all sides   - from greedy plot owners, exploitative property developers, vagrants, drug dealers and squatters who abuse the site to carry out their nefarious activities.
So we require a full-time custodian on site to keep out the unruly elements, we need to continually trim the landscape to prevent fires and keep the precinct neat and tidy and free of rubble and refuse, we need to take good care of the mausoleums of Tuan Guru and Tuan Sayed Alawie.
So we need your help to preserve, protect and secure the sanctity of this sacred sanctuary so that our children and future generations can appreciate the trials and tribulations our forefathers had to endure and the sacrifices they had to make in order for us today to proudly bear the banner of Islam.
We require at least R10 000 a month to maintain this precious legacy in pristine shape.
We depend on your generosity of spirit to assist us in helping to save the Tana Baru.

Banking Details:
Tana Baru Trust
St.George's Street branch 
Acc no. 100 937 44 00


  • Oct 21, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "All the best for the re-opening " - Salaam

  • Sep 12, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "All the best In Sha Allah" - Minie

  • Sep 10, 2018 - R 100.00
  • "All the best! " - Muzz

  • Sep 10, 2018 - R 600.00
  • "May every bit help towards the upliftment and maintenance of the Tana Baru" - MarBas

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Donations to date

R 900.00

Fundraising target

R 10 000.00

The Tana Baru Trust

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We a the Tana Baru Trust, holders of the oldest Muslim burial site in South Africa. Many of our pioneers that brought islam to Cape Town are buried here and there although not a functional cemetry, we aim to preserve this site as a garden of remembrance and eventually apply for heritage site status, we require funds to maintainand upgrade this huge amount of land