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Bukhara Publications and Media



Moulana Muhammad Badsha

Islamic Focus Newsletter



This website is run by Bukhara Publications, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. We were established in 2003. Among our activities are:


1. Activities


Publishing a monthly newsletter distributed free in Port Elizabeth and Uitenhage. The articles from the newsletter form the basis of those on this website. PDF versions of the newsletter can be downloaded from our Downloads section.


Running several Islamic websites including Ask Mufti, a website dedicated to the Q&A of Mufti Siraj Desai.


Islamic PC Software including Kids' Islamic activities and an Inheritance Program.


Islamic Audio of talks by Ulama like Mufti Siraj Desai.


Printing books such as In the Footsteps of the Sahaba and Golden Rays, a book of Islamic poems for Muslim children.


Arranging and networking of Juma speakers for Port Elizabeth and other areas in the Eastern Cape. A list of the speakers is printed weekly for Musjids and put on our website.


Coordinating of Port Elizabeth/Uitenhage programs for visitng Ulama and scholars.


Weekly Enews sent out to subscribers with short snippets, notices and downloads, etc.


Islamic community notices via email, enews, website , twitter , facebook , Whatsapp (+27 78 672 7797), Blackberry Groups (Pin: 28BC2F31) and Blackberry Channel (C004D8581).


Other activities include Zakaat distribution, Student Bursary Fund and a Maktab. Future projects include books in Xhosa and Somali as well as more Islamic websites. To help with these projects, contact us on +27 (0) 78 672 7797 or email us on This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .


2. Moulana Muhammad Badsha


Bukhara Publications is run under the supervision of Moulana Muhammad Badsha. He hails from Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.


Moulana completed his Hifzul Qur'aan in 1995 under Hafiz Sadek Saeed. He then went on to complete the six-year Aalim Faadhil course at Madresa Ta'leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach. Among his teachers was Mufti Ebrahim Salejee, Moulana Haroon Abbasomar, Moulana Hashim Amod and Mufti Abdul Jaleel.


Moulana is currently the Imam of Masjid Mansoor, Malabar, Port Elizabeth. He has held this post since 2015. He is also the principal of Madressa Mansoor.


He served as the Imam of Musjidul Huda, Korsten, Port Elizabeth from 2001-2014. He was also the principal of Madresa Huda and serves on several Islamic bodies like: Council of Ulama, (Eastern Cape), Eastern Cape Muslim Prison Board and Islam Awareness Dawah Centre.


Moulana Badsha served as the Printing and Publications Manager at Darul Uloom Abu Bakr, Port Elizabeth from 2001-2014. He is the editor of Islamic Focus newsletter, director of Bukhara Publications and Media and has authored a few Islamic booklets and poems.


Moulana Muhammad lectures at the Ma'had Al Suffah Institute.


He also coordinates Juma programs for several Musjids in Port Elizabeth, as well as visiting Ulama programs.


He is married with five children.


3. Islamic Focus Newsletter


The Islamic Focus newsletter has been published since 2003. Relying on ads for printing costs, it is now on Issue 128 (December 2016).


The editorial policy is to have aricles of interest to Muslims in brief. The aim is to motivate the reader to learn more.


Articles cover a range of subjects like: History, Muslim Influence, Bringing up Kids, Biograhies and Inspirational Stories.


Regular features include dedicated Shafi and Hanafi Q&A pages, Muslim organisation profile, Muslim world news in brief and a web guide for interesting Islamic sites.


Content aims to be non-controversial. The Islamic Focus numbers several firsts in the Eastern Cape: a regular Shafi Q&A page, a web guide to Islamic sites, biographies of local Ulama and profiles of local organisations.


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