A new multi-million rand state of the art library has opened it doors in Lansdowne Cape Town.
The Al Ikhlaas Academia Library and Resource Centre was officially opened by Deputy Education Minister Enver Surtee.
Social activist, Yusuf Abramjee, presented copies of his coffee table book #Hajj2016 #AbramjeeOnHajj to the library and to Surtee.
He said hundreds of copies would be donated to libraries across South Africa.
Abramjee announced that he and his publisher Yaseen Theba were looking at launching two new books in 2017- one on the Holy City of Makkah and another on Madinah.
“We will capture the sights and sounds of both cities: the Grand Mosque, Prophet’s Mosque, historical sites, market places, etc.
“We also looking to having the book in other languages including Arabic,” said Abramjee.
#Hajj2016 #AbramjeeOnHajj has over 400 photographs of this years pilgrimage.
Scores of books are being donated to libraries.
Proceeds of the sale of the book are going to charities Awqaf SA and Crescent Lifestyle.
*More on the library: call Dr Elias Parker, chairperson, on +27 (82) 4939331.
Photos: Sharief Jaffer